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Thanet South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 22043 (47.99%)
Labour: 14426 (31.41%)
Liberal Democrat: 6935 (15.1%)
UKIP: 2529 (5.51%)
Majority: 7617 (16.58%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 18928 (41.1%)
Labour: 18074 (39.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5857 (12.7%)
Other: 3216 (7%)
Majority: 854 (1.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 15996 (38.8%)
Labour: 16660 (40.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5431 (13.2%)
Green: 888 (2.2%)
UKIP: 2079 (5%)
Other: 188 (0.5%)
Majority: 664 (1.6%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 16210 (41.1%)
Labour: 18002 (45.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 3706 (9.4%)
UKIP: 501 (1.3%)
Other: 1012 (2.6%)
Majority: 1792 (4.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17899 (39.8%)
Labour: 20777 (46.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 5263 (11.7%)
Other: 1049 (2.3%)
Majority: 2878 (6.4%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Laura Sandys (Conservative) journalist and businesswoman, trustee of Open University Foundation and the Civic Trust and chair of openDemocracy. Sandys is the daughter of Duncan Sandys, the former Conservative MP and Defence Secretary.

2010 election candidates:
portraitLaura Sandys (Conservative) journalist and businesswoman, trustee of Open University Foundation and the Civic Trust and chair of openDemocracy. Sandys is the daughter of Duncan Sandys, the former Conservative MP and Defence Secretary.
portraitStephen Ladyman(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitPeter Bucklitsch (Liberal Democrat) Contested Dartford 2005.
portraitTrevor Shonk (UKIP) Delivery driver.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89990
Male: 47.5%
Female: 52.5%
Under 18: 22.3%
Over 60: 26.9%
Born outside UK: 5.3%
White: 97.7%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 0.6%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 73.9%
Full time students: 2.7%
Graduates 16-74: 15%
No Qualifications 16-74: 32.9%
Owner-Occupied: 71.9%
Social Housing: 11.9% (Council: 6.2%, Housing Ass.: 5.7%)
Privately Rented: 12.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 9.5%

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