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  UK Parliament - Blackpool South
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Parents > United Kingdom > England > North West > North West > Blackpool South
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 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 ModifiedTakahe May 07, 2010 12:40pm
Data Sources
Description BBC Profile:
For several decades after World War II, Blackpool South was a Conservative seat. However, it fell to Labour in their general election of 1997 when Gordon Marsden was elected MP. He has held onto the seat ever since.
At the election, the seat gains the part-ward of Brunswick from the old Blackpool North and Fleetwood seat, and loses the wards of Layton and Park to Blackpool North and Cleveleys.

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.

Blackpool is a traditional seaside holiday resort and all of the main tourist attractions - piers, tower, pleasure beach and also Blackpool Airport - fall in the Blackpool South constituency.

The success of the tourist industry is essential for the local economy. Although it has declined since its heyday, Blackpool has adapted well and now caters for many weekend holidaymakers on short breaks on England's coastline rather than longer-term visitors, as previously.

Many people are employed in hotels, shops, restaurants and other facilities that are aimed at visitors.

The population is mostly white British, with about a quarter of people aged over 60.

Rallings & Thrasher Notional:
Lab 16,232 (48.52%)
C 10,321 (30.85%)
LD 5,054 (15.11%)
Others 1,113 (3.33%)
UKIP 731 (2.19%)
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won05/05/2005
NameGordon Marsden Votes19,375 (50.53%)
Term05/17/2005 - 05/17/2010 Margin7,922 (+20.66%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/05/2010 05/06/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Gordon Marsden 2 1 ----
Leaning Call: Gordon Marsden (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Gordon Marsden (100.00%)

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name (I) MP Gordon Marsden Ron Bell Doreen Holt Roy Goodwin Hamish Howitt Si Thu Tun  
PartyLabour Conservative Liberal Democrat British National UK Independence Integrity  
Website  
Uncertified Votes14,449 (41.06%) 12,597 (35.80%) 5,082 (14.44%) 1,482 (4.21%) 1,352 (3.84%) 230 (0.65%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,852 (-5.26%) -9,367 (-26.62%) -12,967 (-36.85%) -13,097 (-37.22%) -14,219 (-40.40%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
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