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Torridge and West Devon

2010 Results:
Conservative: 25230 (45.66%)
Labour: 2917 (5.28%)
Liberal Democrat: 22273 (40.31%)
BNP: 766 (1.39%)
UKIP: 3021 (5.47%)
Green: 1050 (1.9%)
Majority: 2957 (5.35%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 21093 (42.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 18512 (37%)
Labour: 5503 (11%)
Other: 4966 (9.9%)
Majority: 2581 (5.2%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 25013 (42.7%)
Labour: 6001 (10.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 21777 (37.2%)
Green: 2003 (3.4%)
UKIP: 3790 (6.5%)
Majority: 3236 (5.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 22280 (40%)
Labour: 5959 (10.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 23474 (42.2%)
UKIP: 2674 (4.8%)
Green: 1297 (2.3%)
Majority: 17515 (31.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 22787 (38.5%)
Labour: 7319 (12.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 24744 (41.8%)
Referendum: 1946 (3.3%)
Other: 2349 (4%)
Majority: 1957 (3.3%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Geoffrey Cox(Conservative) Born 1960, Wroughton. Educated at Kings College Taunton and Cambridge University. Barrister. Contested Torridge and West Devon 2001. First elected as MP for Torridge and West Devon 2005. (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitGeoffrey Cox(Conservative) Born 1960, Wroughton. Educated at Kings College Taunton and Cambridge University. Barrister. Contested Torridge and West Devon 2001. First elected as MP for Torridge and West Devon 2005. (more information at They work for you)
portraitDarren Jones (Labour) Born Bristol. Educated at Plymouth university. Corporate lawyer.
portraitAdam Symons (Liberal Democrat) born 1973, Devon. Educated at Bideford and Oxford University. Freelance environmental Scientist. Torridge councillor.
portraitCathrine Simmons (Green)
portraitRobin Julian (UKIP) farmer.
portraitNick Baker (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90694
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Under 18: 20.9%
Over 60: 26.4%
Born outside UK: 3.5%
White: 99%
Black: 0.2%
Mixed: 0.4%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 76%
Full time students: 1.8%
Graduates 16-74: 17%
No Qualifications 16-74: 29.3%
Owner-Occupied: 75.4%
Social Housing: 9.2% (Council: 5.6%, Housing Ass.: 3.7%)
Privately Rented: 10.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 14.9%

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