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Wakefield

2010 Results:
Conservative: 15841 (35.64%)
Labour: 17454 (39.27%)
Liberal Democrat: 7256 (16.33%)
BNP: 2581 (5.81%)
Green: 873 (1.96%)
Independent: 439 (0.99%)
Majority: 1613 (3.63%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18014 (43.8%)
Conservative: 11477 (27.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 8221 (20%)
Other: 3436 (8.4%)
Majority: 6537 (15.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13648 (31.5%)
Labour: 18802 (43.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7063 (16.3%)
BNP: 1328 (3.1%)
Green: 1297 (3%)
UKIP: 467 (1.1%)
Other: 776 (1.8%)
Majority: 5154 (11.9%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 12638 (30.6%)
Labour: 20592 (49.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 5097 (12.4%)
UKIP: 677 (1.6%)
Green: 1075 (2.6%)
Other: 1175 (2.8%)
Majority: 7954 (19.3%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 14373 (28.5%)
Labour: 28977 (57.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5656 (11.2%)
Referendum: 1480 (2.9%)
Majority: 14604 (28.9%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Mary Creagh(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAlex Story (Conservative) born 1974. Former Olympic rower, now a film and documentary producer. Contested Denton and Reddish in 2005.
portraitMary Creagh(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitDavid Smith (Liberal Democrat) Born 1957, Paisley. Educated at Inverurie Academy and Glasgow University. Director of Leeds Voice, and former local government officer.
portraitMiriam Hawkins (Green)
portraitIan Senior (BNP)
portraitMark Harrop (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 91157
Male: 48.5%
Female: 51.5%
Under 18: 22.4%
Over 60: 19.6%
Born outside UK: 3.7%
White: 95.9%
Black: 0.3%
Asian: 2.9%
Mixed: 0.7%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 74.4%
Muslim: 2.6%
Full time students: 3.6%
Graduates 16-74: 14.3%
No Qualifications 16-74: 34.9%
Owner-Occupied: 62.7%
Social Housing: 29.8% (Council: 27%, Housing Ass.: 2.7%)
Privately Rented: 5.7%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.6%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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.