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York Outer

2010 Results:
Conservative: 22912 (42.99%)
Labour: 9108 (17.09%)
Liberal Democrat: 19224 (36.07%)
BNP: 956 (1.79%)
UKIP: 1100 (2.06%)
Majority: 3688 (6.92%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Liberal Democrat: 15585 (38.6%)
Conservative: 13764 (34.1%)
Labour: 9768 (24.2%)
Other: 1239 (3.1%)
Majority: 1821 (4.5%)

New seat: 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 this unusual “doughnut-shaped” seat that entirely surrounds the new

Profile: Consists of York`s suburbs, including those historic villages such as Fulford, Osbaldwick, Skelton and Heworth which have merged with York, Heslington, the site of the University of York campus and the town of Haxby. While the notional figures suggest the seat will be a Lib Dem/Conservative marginal, every single council ward that mades up the constituency was won by the Liberal Democrats in 2003. In 2007 the Conservatives took 8 of the seats to the Liberal Democrats` 16.

portraitCurrent MP: Julian Sturdy (Conservative) born 1971, Yorkshire. Educated at Harper Adams University. Farmer. Harrogate councillor 2002-2007. Contested Scunthorpe 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitJulian Sturdy (Conservative) born 1971, Yorkshire. Educated at Harper Adams University. Farmer. Harrogate councillor 2002-2007. Contested Scunthorpe 2005.
portraitJames Alexander (Labour) Educated at York University. Project and Outreach worker for York St John University. York councillor since 2007.
portraitMadeleine Kirk (Liberal Democrat) born 1953, Manchester. Educated at Loreto Convent, Manchester and York College of Further Education. Accountant with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. City of York Councillor since 1991. Contested Yorkshire Region, 1999 European elections. Contested Elmet in 2005 and 2001, Leeds East in 1997.
portraitJudith Morris (UKIP)
portraitCathy Smurthwaite (BNP)
portraitRichard Jackson (Independent) Taxi driver.

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 90491
Male: 48.2%
Female: 51.8%
Under 18: 20.1%
Over 60: 23.6%
Born outside UK: 4.8%
White: 98%
Black: 0.2%
Asian: 0.6%
Mixed: 0.5%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 78.6%
Full time students: 7.1%
Graduates 16-74: 23.2%
No Qualifications 16-74: 22.6%
Owner-Occupied: 85.3%
Social Housing: 8.6% (Council: 3.1%, Housing Ass.: 5.5%)
Privately Rented: 3.8%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5%

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