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Taunton Deane

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24538 (42.2%)
Labour: 2967 (5.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 28531 (49.06%)
UKIP: 2114 (3.64%)
Majority: 3993 (6.86%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 25217 (44.4%)
Conservative: 23515 (41.4%)
Labour: 6742 (11.9%)
Other: 1373 (2.4%)
Majority: 1702 (3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 25191 (42.3%)
Labour: 7132 (12%)
Liberal Democrat: 25764 (43.3%)
UKIP: 1441 (2.4%)
Majority: 573 (1%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 23024 (41.7%)
Labour: 8254 (14.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 22798 (41.3%)
UKIP: 1140 (2.1%)
Majority: 226 (0.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 23621 (38.7%)
Labour: 8248 (13.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 26064 (42.7%)
Referendum: 2760 (4.5%)
Other: 318 (0.5%)
Majority: 2443 (4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Jeremy Browne(Liberal Democrat) born 1970, Islington, the son of a diplomat. Educated at the University of Nottingham. Former researcher to Alan Beith and director of press for the Liberal Democrats. Contested Enfield Southgate 1997. MP for Taunton since 2005. Home affairs spokesman 2006-2007, lib dem shadow chief secretary to the Treasury since 2007. A member of the free market think tank Reform, Browne has been associated with the more right wing and free-market orientated wing of the Liberal Democrats, and occassionally suggested as a target for seduction by a Conservative party looking to lure Liberal Democrat defections (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitMark Formosa (Conservative) born 1977, Cornwall. Restormel councillor 2003-2006. Contested North Cornwall 2005.
portraitMartin Jevon (Labour) Educated at Ladymead Community Shool and Luton University. Former advisor to Somerset County council, now runs a small health charity.
portraitJeremy Browne(Liberal Democrat) born 1970, Islington, the son of a diplomat. Educated at the University of Nottingham. Former researcher to Alan Beith and director of press for the Liberal Democrats. Contested Enfield Southgate 1997. MP for Taunton since 2005. Home affairs spokesman 2006-2007, lib dem shadow chief secretary to the Treasury since 2007. A member of the free market think tank Reform, Browne has been associated with the more right wing and free-market orientated wing of the Liberal Democrats, and occassionally suggested as a target for seduction by a Conservative party looking to lure Liberal Democrat defections (more information at They work for you)
portraitTony McIntyre (UKIP) Educated at Bede College and Open Univesity. Retired teacher.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 102299
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18: 21.9%
Over 60: 24.2%
Born outside UK: 4.6%
White: 98.4%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 75.9%
Full time students: 2.5%
Graduates 16-74: 19.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 25.4%
Owner-Occupied: 71.3%
Social Housing: 16.5% (Council: 13.4%, Housing Ass.: 3%)
Privately Rented: 8.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.1%

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