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  UK Parliament - Hexham
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United Kingdom > England > North East > North East > Hexham
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 20, 2010 - 06:00pm
Polls Open May 06, 2010 - 01:00am
Polls Close May 06, 2010 - 04:00pm
Term Start May 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRalphie May 20, 2010 01:19am
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Description
BBC Profile:
Though once a Liberal seat, Hexham has been in Conservative hands since 1924 and was the only seat in the North East to return a Conservative at the 2005 election. Colonel Douglas Clifton Brown, Speaker of the Commons during the last years of World War II, represented the seat for two separate tenures.

From 1966 for 21 years, Tory Sir Geoffrey Rippon held the seat. His successor Alan Amos was elected in 1987, he withdrew just before the 1992 general election. His successor Peter Atkinson increased the Conservative vote in 1992, bucking the national trend. His majority grew to more than 13,000.

In 1997 a swing of nearly 14% cut the Conservative vote from its highest to its lowest point, and the Labour candidate Ian McMinn came within 222 votes of winning.

In 2005 the Liberal Democrats polled 10,673 votes, their best performance in Hexham since the Liberal/Alliance polled over 14,000 votes here in 1987. The incumbent Tory MP Peter Atkinson saw his majority double to 5,020.

At this election, there are minimal boundary changes. To find out what might have happened had this boundary change been in force at the last election, see a notional - or estimated - result below.

Hexham stretches from the affluent commuter communities of Hexham and Ponteland outside Newcastle, across 1,100 square miles of sparsely populated countryside from Hadrians Wall to the Durham, Cumbrian and Scottish borders.

Despite its vast rural acreage, most of the population live

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyConservative Won05/05/2005
NamePeter Atkinson Votes17,605 (42.41%)
Term05/17/2005 - 05/17/2010 Margin5,020 (+12.09%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/12/2010 05/06/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Guy Opperman 1 1 2 --
Leaning Call: Guy Opperman (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Guy Opperman (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Guy Opperman Andrew Duffield Antoine Tinnion Steve Ford Quentin Hawkins Colin Moss  
PartyConservative Liberal Democrat Labour Independent British National Independent  
Website [Website]  
Uncertified Votes18,795 (43.22%) 13,007 (29.91%) 8,253 (18.98%) 1,974 (4.54%) 1,205 (2.77%) 249 (0.57%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -5,788 (-13.31%) -10,542 (-24.24%) -16,821 (-38.68%) -17,590 (-40.45%) -18,546 (-42.65%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
I Martin Bell [L]
GPEW Green Party of England & Wales [L]
 

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