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Telford

2010 Results:
Conservative: 14996 (36.3%)
Labour: 15974 (38.67%)
Liberal Democrat: 6399 (15.49%)
BNP: 1513 (3.66%)
UKIP: 2428 (5.88%)
Majority: 978 (2.37%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 17854 (48%)
Conservative: 12338 (33.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5244 (14.1%)
Other: 1751 (4.7%)
Majority: 5516 (14.8%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 11100 (32.5%)
Labour: 16506 (48.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 4941 (14.4%)
UKIP: 1659 (4.9%)
Majority: 5406 (15.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 8471 (27.4%)
Labour: 16854 (54.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 3983 (12.9%)
UKIP: 1098 (3.6%)
Other: 469 (1.5%)
Majority: 8383 (27.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 10166 (27.4%)
Labour: 21456 (57.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 4371 (11.8%)
Referendum: 1119 (3%)
Majority: 11290 (30.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: David Wright(Labour) born 1966, Telford. Educated at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Local government officer. Wrekin councillor 1989-1997. First elected as MP for Telford 2001. PPS to Jane Kennedy (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitTom Biggins (Conservative) Educated at Shrewsbury school. Company Director. Shropshire County councillor 1997-2000. Contested Clwyd South in 2001 & 2005.
portraitDavid Wright(Labour) born 1966, Telford. Educated at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Local government officer. Wrekin councillor 1989-1997. First elected as MP for Telford 2001. PPS to Jane Kennedy (more information at They work for you)
portraitPhillip Bennion (Liberal Democrat)
portraitDenis Allen (UKIP)
portraitPhil Spencer (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88155
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Under 18: 26%
Over 60: 15.4%
Born outside UK: 4.6%
White: 95%
Black: 0.6%
Asian: 2.4%
Mixed: 1.2%
Other: 0.8%
Christian: 72.6%
Sikh: 1.3%
Full time students: 2.4%
Graduates 16-74: 12.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 34.1%
Owner-Occupied: 66.9%
Social Housing: 24.3% (Council: 10.1%, Housing Ass.: 14.1%)
Privately Rented: 6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 4.9%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated. It will be replaced by a new guide in 2013, once the fate of the boundary review is finally settled.