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Swansea West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 7407 (20.81%)
Labour: 12335 (34.66%)
Liberal Democrat: 11831 (33.24%)
Plaid Cymru: 1437 (4.04%)
BNP: 910 (2.56%)
UKIP: 716 (2.01%)
Green: 404 (1.14%)
TUSC: 179 (0.5%)
Independent: 374 (1.05%)
Majority: 504 (1.42%)

2005 Results:
Labour: 13833 (41.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 9564 (28.9%)
Conservative: 5285 (16%)
Plaid Cymru: 2150 (6.5%)
Other: 2254 (6.8%)
Majority: 4269 (12.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 6094 (19%)
Labour: 15644 (48.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 5313 (16.6%)
Plaid Cymru: 3404 (10.6%)
UKIP: 653 (2%)
Green: 626 (2%)
Other: 366 (1.1%)
Majority: 9550 (29.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 8289 (20.5%)
Labour: 22748 (56.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5872 (14.5%)
Plaid Cymru: 2675 (6.6%)
Other: 885 (2.2%)
Majority: 14459 (35.7%)

No Boundary Changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Geraint Davies (Labour) born 1960, Chester. Educated at Llanishen Comprehensive, Cardiff and Oxford University. Former marketing manager. Croydon councillor 1986-1997 and former leader of Croydon council. Contested Croydon South 1987, Croydon Central 1992, 2005. Served as MP for Croydon Central betwen 1997 and 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitRen? Kinzett (Conservative)
portraitGeraint Davies (Labour) born 1960, Chester. Educated at Llanishen Comprehensive, Cardiff and Oxford University. Former marketing manager. Croydon councillor 1986-1997 and former leader of Croydon council. Contested Croydon South 1987, Croydon Central 1992, 2005. Served as MP for Croydon Central betwen 1997 and 2005.
portraitPeter May (Liberal Democrat) Maths and science tutor. Swansea councillor since 2004. Contested Swansea West in 2007 Welsh assembly elections.
portraitHarri Roberts (Plaid Cymru)
portraitKeith Ross (Green)
portraitTimothy Jenkins (UKIP)
portraitRob Williams (TUSC) Trade union convenor at Linamar Swansea. Contested Wales in 2009 European elections for No2EU
portraitIan McCloy (Independent) Born Newport. Headteacher.
portraitAlan Bateman (Support our Troops Bring them Home)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 65936
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Under 18: 19.5%
Over 60: 22.9%
Born outside UK: 5.5%
White: 96.3%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 1.8%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.9%
Christian: 66.7%
Muslim: 1.9%
Full time students: 13.7%
Graduates 16-74: 19.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.5%
Owner-Occupied: 61.4%
Social Housing: 22.2% (Council: 14.5%, Housing Ass.: 7.8%)
Privately Rented: 11.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.5%

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