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Wirral South

2010 Results:
Conservative: 15745 (39.46%)
Labour: 16276 (40.79%)
Liberal Democrat: 6611 (16.57%)
UKIP: 1274 (3.19%)
Majority: 531 (1.33%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 16892 (42.5%)
Conservative: 13168 (33.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 8568 (21.6%)
Other: 1076 (2.7%)
Majority: 3724 (9.4%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 13168 (33.2%)
Labour: 16892 (42.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 8568 (21.6%)
UKIP: 616 (1.6%)
Other: 460 (1.2%)
Majority: 3724 (9.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 13841 (34.8%)
Labour: 18890 (47.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 7087 (17.8%)
Majority: 5049 (12.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 17495 (36.4%)
Labour: 24499 (50.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 5018 (10.4%)
Referendum: 768 (1.6%)
Other: 315 (0.7%)
Majority: 7004 (14.6%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Alison McGovern (Labour) Public affairs manager. Southwark councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJeff Clarke (Conservative) Barrister specialising in criminal law. Chester councillor since 2004. Contested Wirral West for the Liberal Democrats in 2005, Preseli Pembrokeshire in 1997. Joined the Conservative party after the election of David Cameron.
portraitAlison McGovern (Labour) Public affairs manager. Southwark councillor.
portraitJamie Saddler (Liberal Democrat) Born 1986, Norwich. Educated at Calday Grange Grammar School and University of Leeds. Researcher to Andrew Stunell MP.
portraitDavid Scott (UKIP) Contested Wirral South 2005.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 70944
Male: 47.4%
Female: 52.6%
Under 18: 21.8%
Over 60: 25.6%
Born outside UK: 3.1%
White: 98.5%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.4%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 82.3%
Full time students: 2.6%
Graduates 16-74: 22.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 24.3%
Owner-Occupied: 82.6%
Social Housing: 10.5% (Council: 7.1%, Housing Ass.: 3.4%)
Privately Rented: 4.9%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.2%

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