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  UK Parliament - Rochdale
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Parents > United Kingdom > England > North West > North West > Rochdale
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 19, 2005 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 05, 2005 - 01:00am Central
Polls Close May 05, 2005 - 05:00pm Central
Term Start May 17, 2005 - 12:00pm
Term End May 17, 2010 - 11:00am
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedWishful Thinking June 22, 2005 11:25pm
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Description Labour first won Rochdale in 1922 but, with the exception of a Tory period from 1951-8, this has been that rare thing - a Labour/Liberal (Democrat) marginal. Even rarer is that it's one of a pair - its mirror is neighbouring Oldham East and Saddleworth. The larger-than-life Liberal, Cyril Smith, won this seat in a 1972 by-election and held it until he retired in 1992. Rather against expectations his successor Liz Lynne held on but was defeated five years later by former NUS President, Labour's Lorna Fitzsimons. She managed to increase her majority to 5,655 in 2001. Rochdale lies to the north east of Manchester adjacent to West Yorkshire and is a borough in its own right. The M62 passes through the constituency so there are many distribution companies here. This is the birthplace of the Co-operative Movement (the Rochdale Pioneers) and its headquarters so it is not surprising that 20% of the working population is employed in the wholesale and retail sector. Rochdale was also the birthplace of Gracie Fields.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won06/07/2001
NameLorna Fitzsimons Votes19,406 (49.24%)
Term06/13/2001 - 04/11/2005 Margin5,655 (+14.35%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won05/06/2010
NameSimon Danczuk Votes16,699 (36.38%)
Term05/17/2010 - 05/17/2015 Margin889 (+1.94%)
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Name Paul Rowen (I) MP Lorna Fitzsimons Khalid Hussain Derek Adams MEP John Whittaker Samir Chatterjee Mohammed Salim
PartyLiberal Democrats Labour Conservative British National UK Independence Green Islam Zinda Baad Platform
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Uncertified Votes16,787 (41.11%) 16,345 (40.03%) 4,270 (10.46%) 1,773 (4.34%) 499 (1.22%) 448 (1.10%) 361 (0.88%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -442 (-1.08%) -12,517 (-30.65%) -15,014 (-36.77%) -16,288 (-39.89%) -16,339 (-40.01%) -16,426 (-40.22%)
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Name Carl Faulkner  
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Uncertified Votes353 (0.86%)  
Margin-16,434 (-40.24%)  
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