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Wokingham

2010 Results:
Conservative: 28754 (52.73%)
Labour: 5516 (10.12%)
Liberal Democrat: 15262 (27.99%)
UKIP: 1664 (3.05%)
Green: 567 (1.04%)
Monster Raving Loony: 329 (0.6%)
Independent: 2436 (4.47%)
Majority: 13492 (24.74%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 22618 (48.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 15336 (32.6%)
Labour: 7045 (15%)
Other: 1993 (4.2%)
Majority: 7282 (15.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 22174 (48.1%)
Labour: 6991 (15.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 14934 (32.4%)
BNP: 376 (0.8%)
UKIP: 994 (2.2%)
Other: 603 (1.3%)
Majority: 7240 (15.7%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20216 (46.1%)
Labour: 7633 (17.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 14222 (32.4%)
UKIP: 897 (2%)
Other: 880 (2%)
Majority: 5994 (13.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 25086 (50.1%)
Labour: 8424 (16.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 15721 (31.4%)
Other: 877 (1.8%)
Majority: 9365 (18.7%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: John Redwood(Conservative) Born 1951, Dover. Educated at Kent College and Oxford University. Former banker. Oxfordshire councillor 1973-1977. Contested Peckham by-election 1982. First elected as MP for Wokingham 1987. Junior minister at the DTI 1989-1992, minister for local government 1992-1993. Secretary of State for Wales 1993-1995. He resigned from the cabinet in 1995 to contest the Conservative leadership after John Major resigned to provoke a contest, he gained 89 votes. Contested 1997 Conservative leadership election. Shadow secretary of state for trade and industry an then the environment 1997-2000. Shadow secretary of state for deregulation 2004-2005. (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitJohn Redwood(Conservative) Born 1951, Dover. Educated at Kent College and Oxford University. Former banker. Oxfordshire councillor 1973-1977. Contested Peckham by-election 1982. First elected as MP for Wokingham 1987. Junior minister at the DTI 1989-1992, minister for local government 1992-1993. Secretary of State for Wales 1993-1995. He resigned from the cabinet in 1995 to contest the Conservative leadership after John Major resigned to provoke a contest, he gained 89 votes. Contested 1997 Conservative leadership election. Shadow secretary of state for trade and industry an then the environment 1997-2000. Shadow secretary of state for deregulation 2004-2005. (more information at They work for you)
portraitGeorge Davidson (Labour) Educated at Leeds University. Slough councillor 2000-2004.
portraitPrue Bray (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Manchester University. Former IT consultant. Wokingham councillor since 2000. contested Wokingham 2005.
portraitMarjory Bisset (Green) Born 1947. Educated at York University. Self employed copy-editor.
portraitAnn Zebedee (UKIP) Retired NHS worker.
portraitTop Cat Owen (Official Monster Raving Loony) Real name Peter Owen. Contested Wokingham 1992, 1997, 2001, 2005, Henley by-election 2008. Party chairman 1999-2007, Deputy leader of the OMRLP since 2007.
portraitMark Ashwell (Independent) Runs a window and conservatory company.
portraitRobin Smith (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 95769
Male: 50.1%
Female: 49.9%
Under 18: 23.5%
Over 60: 15.6%
Born outside UK: 9.1%
White: 94.2%
Black: 0.8%
Asian: 2.6%
Mixed: 1.2%
Other: 1.2%
Christian: 72.6%
Hindu: 0.9%
Muslim: 1%
Sikh: 0.8%
Full time students: 4.4%
Graduates 16-74: 30.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 15.9%
Owner-Occupied: 81.9%
Social Housing: 7.7% (Council: 4.3%, Housing Ass.: 3.4%)
Privately Rented: 7.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 3%

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