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York Central

2010 Results:
Conservative: 12122 (26.08%)
Labour: 18573 (39.96%)
Liberal Democrat: 11694 (25.16%)
BNP: 1171 (2.52%)
UKIP: 1100 (2.37%)
Green: 1669 (3.59%)
Monster Raving Loony: 154 (0.33%)
Majority: 6451 (13.88%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19410 (49.2%)
Conservative: 9292 (23.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 7957 (20.1%)
Other: 2832 (7.2%)
Majority: 10118 (25.6%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 11364 (24.4%)
Labour: 21836 (46.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 10166 (21.8%)
Green: 2113 (4.5%)
UKIP: 832 (1.8%)
Other: 286 (0.6%)
Majority: 10472 (22.5%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11293 (23.5%)
Labour: 25072 (52.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 8519 (17.8%)
UKIP: 576 (1.2%)
Green: 1465 (3.1%)
Other: 1055 (2.2%)
Majority: 13779 (28.7%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 14433 (24.7%)
Labour: 34956 (59.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 6537 (11.2%)
Referendum: 1083 (1.9%)
Other: 1336 (2.3%)
Majority: 20523 (35.2%)

Boundary changes: the unitary authority of York was reviewed separately at the review and given two seats. Rather than an East/West or North/South split York has been divided into inner and outer parts, resulting in an unusual `doughnut-shaped` seat that entirely surrounds this seat.

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Hugh Bayley(Labour) (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitSusan Wade Weeks (Conservative) born 1957. Educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, University de Lille and St Andrews University. Freelance copywriter in advertising. Former Chichester councillor.
portraitHugh Bayley(Labour) (more information at They work for you)
portraitChristian Vassie (Liberal Democrat) born 1958. Educated at Archbishop Holgate`s Grammar and SOAS. Film and television music composer. York councillor since 2003.
portraitAndy Chase (Green) Charity administrator.
portraitPaul Abbott (UKIP)
portraitJeff Kelly (BNP)
portraitEddie Vee (Official Monster Raving Loony)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90603
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Under 18: 19.6%
Over 60: 20%
Born outside UK: 5.5%
White: 97.7%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.9%
Mixed: 0.8%
Other: 0.5%
Christian: 70.2%
Muslim: 0.7%
Full time students: 9.7%
Graduates 16-74: 23.9%
No Qualifications 16-74: 26.5%
Owner-Occupied: 62.4%
Social Housing: 21% (Council: 17.1%, Housing Ass.: 3.9%)
Privately Rented: 13.2%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 12%

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