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  UK Parliament - Grantham & Stamford
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United Kingdom > England > East Midlands > East Midlands > Grantham & Stamford
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 ModifiedRBH May 18, 2010 07:39pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
BBC Profile:
The constituency was created in 1997, taking more than half its electors from the old Stamford and Spalding seat. The other 45% of electors were from Grantham, the home town of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The seat has been held since its creation by Quentin Davies. For many years he represented the Conservative Party but in June 2007 he defected to Labour on the eve of Gordon Brown's coronation as prime minister. He is standing down at this election.

At the election, boundary changes will fully incorporate Barrowby, Peascliffe and part-wards Ermine and Witham Valley in Sleaford and Hykeham, while part-ward Truesdale becomes fully incorporated into this seat from South Holland and The Deepings. 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.

A much-altered, largely new rural seat in the south-west corner of Lincolnshire, the towns of Grantham and Stamford mark very nearly the northern and southern extremities of the new constituency, linked by the A1. The areas fast rail link to London has also made the seat popular with commuters.

Stamford is a beautiful Georgian stone town, whose centre is a conservation area, while Grantham is a typical 19th-century East Midlands manufacturing town, and the second biggest in Lincolnshire.

Elsewhere the constituency supports a variety of industries. While the major source of employment used to be engineeri

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won06/26/2007
NameQuentin Davies Votes1 (100.00%)
Term06/26/2007 - 05/07/2010 Margin1 (+100.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/09/2010 05/06/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Nick Boles 1 1 --2
Leaning Call: Nick Boles (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Nick Boles (100.00%)

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Name Nick Boles Harrish Bisnauthsing Mark Bartlett Christopher Robinson Tony Wells Mark Horn  
PartyConservative Liberal Democrat Labour British National UK Independence Lincolnshire Independent  
Website [Website]  
Uncertified Votes26,552 (50.29%) 11,726 (22.21%) 9,503 (18.00%) 2,485 (4.71%) 1,604 (3.04%) 929 (1.76%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -14,826 (-28.08%) -17,049 (-32.29%) -24,067 (-45.58%) -24,948 (-47.25%) -25,623 (-48.53%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
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