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Walsall South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 14456 (35.36%)
Labour: 16211 (39.65%)
Liberal Democrat: 5880 (14.38%)
UKIP: 3449 (8.44%)
Christian: 482 (1.18%)
Others: 404 (0.99%)
Majority: 1755 (4.29%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19190 (49.7%)
Conservative: 11068 (28.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 3531 (9.1%)
Other: 4838 (12.5%)
Majority: 8123 (21%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 9687 (27.4%)
Labour: 17633 (49.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 3240 (9.2%)
BNP: 1776 (5%)
UKIP: 1833 (5.2%)
Other: 1146 (3.2%)
Majority: 7946 (22.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10643 (30.5%)
Labour: 20564 (58.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 2365 (6.8%)
UKIP: 974 (2.8%)
Other: 343 (1%)
Majority: 9921 (28.4%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13712 (31.7%)
Labour: 25024 (57.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 2698 (6.2%)
Referendum: 1662 (3.8%)
Other: 144 (0.3%)
Majority: 11312 (26.2%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Valerie Vaz (Labour)

2010 election candidates:
portraitRichard Hunt (Conservative) Born 1958, Chesterfield. Educated at St Aidan`s CoE High School and Huddersfield University. Company secretary of a manufacturing company. Former Hart councillor. Contested Barrow and Furness in 1997.
portraitValerie Vaz (Labour)
portraitMurli Sinha (Liberal Democrat)
portraitDerek Bennett (UKIP) Sale manager. Contested Walsall 1997 for Referendum party, Walsall South 2001, 2005 for UKIP
portraitGulzaman Khan (Christian Party)
portraitMohammed Mulla (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 89080
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 25.7%
Over 60: 21%
Born outside UK: 12.7%
White: 73.1%
Black: 2.3%
Asian: 22.2%
Mixed: 1.9%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 61.5%
Hindu: 3.6%
Muslim: 12.6%
Sikh: 5.1%
Full time students: 3.9%
Graduates 16-74: 13.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 41.8%
Owner-Occupied: 62.5%
Social Housing: 27.1% (Council: 20.1%, Housing Ass.: 7.1%)
Privately Rented: 6.4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 13.4%

NB - The constituency guide is now archived and is no longer being updated.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