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Yeovil

2010 Results:
Conservative: 18807 (32.9%)
Labour: 2991 (5.23%)
Liberal Democrat: 31843 (55.71%)
BNP: 1162 (2.03%)
UKIP: 2357 (4.12%)
Majority: 13036 (22.81%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 25625 (52.5%)
Conservative: 16212 (33.2%)
Labour: 5132 (10.5%)
Other: 1832 (3.8%)
Majority: 9413 (19.3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 17096 (34.3%)
Labour: 5256 (10.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 25658 (51.4%)
UKIP: 1903 (3.8%)
Majority: 8562 (17.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 17338 (36%)
Labour: 7077 (14.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 21266 (44.2%)
UKIP: 1131 (2.3%)
Green: 786 (1.6%)
Other: 534 (1.1%)
Majority: 3928 (8.2%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 14946 (27.7%)
Labour: 8053 (14.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 26349 (48.7%)
Referendum: 3574 (6.6%)
Other: 1131 (2.1%)
Majority: 11403 (21.1%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: David Laws(Liberal Democrat) Born 1965, Farnham. Educated at Woburn Hill School and Cambridge University. Former investment banker. MP for Yeovil since 2001. Appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury following the 2010 election he was in office for only 17 days before resigning when it was revealed that he had been claiming expenses for a flat he rented from his partner (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitKevin Davis (Conservative) born Kingston. Chief Executive of a national disability charity. Former leader of Kingston council. Contested Kingston and Surbiton in 2005.
portraitLee Skevington (Labour)
portraitDavid Laws(Liberal Democrat) (more information at They work for you)
portraitNigel Pearson (UKIP)
portraitRobert Baehr (BNP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 99352
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%
Under 18: 22%
Over 60: 24.4%
Born outside UK: 3.5%
White: 98.8%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 77.5%
Full time students: 1.6%
Graduates 16-74: 15.4%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.4%
Owner-Occupied: 73.8%
Social Housing: 15.1% (Council: 6.3%, Housing Ass.: 8.7%)
Privately Rented: 6.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.6%

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