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 Oxford East
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Andrew Smith Labour 19,681 49.4 -7.4
Steve Goddard Liberal Democrat 9,337 23.4 +8.7
Cheryl Potter Conservative 7,446 18.7 -3.3
Pritam Singh Green 1,501 3.8 +1.8
John Lister Socialist Alliance 708 1.8  
Peter Gardner UK Independence 570 1.4 +0.9
Fahim Ahmed Socialist Labour 274 0.7  
Linda Hodge ProLife Alliance 254 0.6 -0.1
Pathmanathan Mylvaganam Independent 77 0.2  
Majority 10,344 26.0
Turnout 39,848 53.5 -14.9
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 8.1% from Labour to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 2.0% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The constituency comprises two thirds of the city of Oxford, including Cowley, Headington and South Oxford. It is made up of mixed residential areas, large social housing estates, with areas of multi-occupation, and some affluent suburbs. The constituency also contains significant ethnic minority communities.

Major employers in Oxford are the new BMW Mini factory, Oxford teaching hospitals, Oxford Brookes University, high tech, pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies; light engineering, printing and publishing companies.

The pre-1997 boundary changes took out a couple of rural polling districts on the edge of Oxford, and added the Labour leaning council seat of Oxford South. Labour has the most councillors in the wards in this seat with 16, but the LibDems have a strong presence with 10 councillors, the Greens have five, the Tories one and one independent.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Oxford East
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Andrew Smith Labour 27,205 56.8
Jonathan Djanogly Conservative 10,540 22.0
George Kershaw Liberal Democrat 7,038 14.7
Martin Young Referendum 1,391 2.9
Craig Simmons Green 975 2.0
William Harper-Jones ProLife Alliance 318 0.7
P Gardner UK Independence 234 0.5
John Thompson Natural Law 108 0.2
Pathmanathan Mylvaganam Independent 68 0.1
Majority 16,665 34.8
Turnout 47,877 68.4
 
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