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Tatton

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24687 (54.58%)
Labour: 7803 (17.25%)
Liberal Democrat: 10200 (22.55%)
Independent: 2243 (4.96%)
Others: 298 (0.66%)
Majority: 14487 (32.03%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 21522 (51.5%)
Labour: 9927 (23.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 9083 (21.7%)
Other: 1246 (3%)
Majority: 11595 (27.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 21447 (51.8%)
Labour: 9716 (23.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 9016 (21.8%)
UKIP: 996 (2.4%)
Other: 239 (0.6%)
Majority: 11731 (28.3%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 19860 (48.1%)
Labour: 11249 (27.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7685 (18.6%)
UKIP: 769 (1.9%)
Other: 1715 (4.2%)
Majority: 8611 (20.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 18277 (37.5%)
Other: 30515 (62.5%)

Boundary changes:

Profile: A semi-rural seat in Cheshire, covering the western part of the Borough of Macclesfield and part of Vale Royal. The name Tatton is drawn from Tatton Park, a stately home within the constituency. Tatton lies to the immediate south-west of Greater Manchester, and largely consists of prosperous and affluent villages inhabited by Manchester`s affluent middle class. The main towns are Knutsford, Wilmslow and Alderley Edge, which has become well known as the home of the Manchester super-rich, most notably several Manchester United football players.

Under normal circumstances the seat is solidly Conservative. In 1997 however it was famously lost to the television news reporter Martin Bell, who stood as an independent candidate against the then Conservative MP Neil Hamilton who had become embroiled in the cash-for-questions scandal. Labour and the Liberal Democrats stood aside for Bell and he successfully won the seat. Having pledged to serve only for one term, Bell stood down in 2001 and the seat once again became a safe Conservative berth.

portraitCurrent MP: George Osborne(Conservative) born 1971, London, heir to the Osborne baronetcy and wallpaper company Osborne and Little. Educated at St Paul`s and Oxford University. Prior to his election worked as a special advisor to Douglas Hogg and then as Political Secretary to William Hague. First elected as MP for Tatton in 2001. Shadow Chief Secretary 2004-2005, Shadow Chancellor since 2005. Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2010 (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitGeorge Osborne(Conservative) born 1971, London, heir to the Osborne baronetcy and wallpaper company Osborne and Little. Educated at St Paul`s and Oxford University. Prior to his election worked as a special advisor to Douglas Hogg and then as Political Secretary to William Hague. First elected as MP for Tatton in 2001. Shadow Chief Secretary 2004-2005, Shadow Chancellor since 2005 (more information at They work for you)
portraitRichard Jackson (Labour) Educated at Bristol University. Veterinary surgeon.
portraitDavid Lomax (Liberal Democrat) High Peak councillor.
portraitMichael Gibson (True English Poetry)
portraitSarah Flannery (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 80765
Male: 48.4%
Female: 51.6%
Under 18: 21%
Over 60: 24.7%
Born outside UK: 5%
White: 97.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.9%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.6%
Christian: 80.6%
Muslim: 0.7%
Full time students: 2.2%
Graduates 16-74: 28.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 21.8%
Owner-Occupied: 78.1%
Social Housing: 12.7% (Council: 9%, Housing Ass.: 3.7%)
Privately Rented: 6.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 7.4%

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