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West Bromwich East

2010 Results:
Conservative: 10961 (28.88%)
Labour: 17657 (46.53%)
Liberal Democrat: 4993 (13.16%)
BNP: 2205 (5.81%)
UKIP: 984 (2.59%)
English Democrat: 1150 (3.03%)
Majority: 6696 (17.65%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 20173 (55.6%)
Conservative: 8228 (22.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 4491 (12.4%)
Other: 3394 (9.4%)
Majority: 11945 (32.9%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 8089 (22.8%)
Labour: 19741 (55.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 4386 (12.4%)
BNP: 2329 (6.6%)
UKIP: 607 (1.7%)
Other: 360 (1%)
Majority: 11652 (32.8%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 8487 (26%)
Labour: 18250 (55.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 4507 (13.8%)
UKIP: 835 (2.6%)
Other: 585 (1.8%)
Majority: 9763 (29.9%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 10126 (24.4%)
Labour: 23710 (57.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 6179 (14.9%)
Referendum: 1472 (3.5%)
Majority: 13584 (32.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Tom Watson (Labour) born 1967. Educated at King Charles I School Kidderminster and Hull University. Prior to his election was National Political Officer for the AEEU. First elected as MP for West Bromwich East 2001. Government whip 2004-2006. Briefly Under-Secretary of state at the MOD from May 2006 until he resigned in September the same year, calling on Tony Blair to step down as leader, in what was seen as an abortive Brownite coup. Parliamentary secretary at the Cabinet Office 2007-2009. In 2009 Watson was wrongly accused as having been involved in Damian McBride`s emails smaring Conservative politicans and received damages from the Mail on Sunday and the Sun (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitAlistair Thompson (Conservative) Runs a media training consultancy. Portsmouth councillor.
portraitTom Watson (Labour) born 1967. Educated at King Charles I School Kidderminster and Hull University. Prior to his election was National Political Officer for the AEEU. First elected as MP for West Bromwich East 2001. Government whip 2004-2006. Briefly Under-Secretary of state at the MOD from May 2006 until he resigned in September the same year, calling on Tony Blair to step down as leader, in what was seen as an abortive Brownite coup. Parliamentary secretary at the Cabinet Office 2007-2009. In 2009 Watson was wrongly accused as having been involved in Damian McBride`s emails smaring Conservative politicans and received damages from the Mail on Sunday and the Sun (more information at They work for you)
portraitIan Garrett (Liberal Democrat)
portraitSteve Grey (UKIP)
portraitTerry Lewin (BNP)
portraitMark Cowles (English Democrat)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 81820
Male: 48.4%
Female: 51.6%
Under 18: 23.4%
Over 60: 23.1%
Born outside UK: 9.8%
White: 79.3%
Black: 4%
Asian: 14.3%
Mixed: 2%
Other: 0.4%
Christian: 70.2%
Hindu: 3.3%
Muslim: 3.2%
Sikh: 7.2%
Full time students: 2.9%
Graduates 16-74: 9.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 45.5%
Owner-Occupied: 62.3%
Social Housing: 29.4% (Council: 26.3%, Housing Ass.: 3%)
Privately Rented: 3.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 20.5%

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