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Uxbridge and South Ruislip

2010 Results:
Conservative: 21758 (48.27%)
Labour: 10542 (23.39%)
Liberal Democrat: 8995 (19.96%)
BNP: 1396 (3.1%)
UKIP: 1234 (2.74%)
Green: 477 (1.06%)
English Democrat: 403 (0.89%)
Others: 271 (0.6%)
Majority: 11216 (24.88%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 16519 (42.9%)
Labour: 11318 (29.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 8033 (20.9%)
BNP: 548 (1.4%)
Other: 2061 (5.4%)
Majority: 5201 (13.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 16840 (49%)
Labour: 10669 (31%)
Liberal Democrat: 4544 (13.2%)
BNP: 763 (2.2%)
Green: 725 (2.1%)
UKIP: 553 (1.6%)
Other: 284 (0.8%)
Majority: 6171 (18%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 15751 (47.1%)
Labour: 13653 (40.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 3426 (10.3%)
UKIP: 588 (1.8%)
Majority: 2098 (6.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 18095 (43.6%)
Labour: 17371 (41.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 4528 (10.9%)
Referendum: 1153 (2.8%)
Other: 398 (1%)
Majority: 724 (1.7%)

Boundary changes: loses Ickenham and part of West Ruislip to Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. In exchange it gains Cavendish, South Ruislip and Manor wards.The name of the seat is changed to Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Profile: A suburban seat on the fringe of west London, this covers Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Cowley and Yiewsley and then, north of Northolt Aerodrome which runs down the middle of the seat, South Ruislip.

This is middle-of-the-road suburbia, hidden away at the end at the far end of the Metropolitan line. A relatively safe Conservative seat, it has seen held by the Conservatives since 1970 but not always by large majorities. The new boundaries take away the strongly Conservative Ickenham, but bring in the Conservative/Lib Dem marginal area of South Ruislip – thus the Conservative majority falls only slightly, but their share of the vote falls more significantly – it`s just that their opposition is now more evenly split. In 1997 this became the first by-election hold for the Conservatives since 1997 when John Randall was returned following the death of Michael Shersby, the first time the Tories had held a seat at a by-election since William Hague held Richmond in 1989.

portraitCurrent MP: John Randall(Conservative) born 1955, Uxbridge. Educated at Rutland House school, Merchant Taylor`s School and the University of London. Managed the family department store, Randalls of Uxbridge. First elected as MP for Uxbridge in the 1997 by-election. Opposition whip since 1999, despite a brief break in 2003 after resigning over the Iraq war (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJohn Randall(Conservative) born 1955, Uxbridge. Educated at Rutland House school, Merchant Taylor`s School and the University of London. Managed the family department store, Randalls of Uxbridge. First elected as MP for Uxbridge in the 1997 by-election. Opposition whip since 1999, despite a brief break in 2003 after resigning over the Iraq war (more information at They work for you)
portraitSidharath Garg (Labour) Hillingdon councillor.
portraitMike Cox (Liberal Democrat) educated at Salesian Missionary College and Brunel University. Chartered accountant. Hillingdon Councillor. Contested Ruislip Northwood 2001, 2005.
portraitMichael Harling (Green)
portraitGerard Mark Wadsworth (UKIP)
portraitDianne Neal (BNP)
portraitRoger Cooper (English Democrat) Born 1945, Hertfordshire. Catering consultant. Contested South West and Londonwide list in 2008 London elections. Contested London region in 2009 European elections.
portraitFrancis McAllister (National Front)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89638
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 22.8%
Over 60: 17.8%
Born outside UK: 14.1%
White: 85.4%
Black: 2.5%
Asian: 8.2%
Mixed: 2.2%
Other: 1.7%
Christian: 68.2%
Hindu: 2.9%
Muslim: 3.6%
Sikh: 1.8%
Full time students: 6.7%
Graduates 16-74: 19.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 24%
Owner-Occupied: 73.1%
Social Housing: 15.4% (Council: 11.7%, Housing Ass.: 3.8%)
Privately Rented: 8.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.2%

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