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 Ribble South
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
David Borrow Labour 21,386 46.4 -0.4
Adrian Owens Conservative 17,584 38.1 +0.5
Mark Alcock Liberal Democrat 7,150 15.5 +4.9
Majority 3,802 8.2
Turnout 46,120 62.5 -14.6
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.5% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Owner-occupation levels here are among the highest in the country at 84% - a huge figure even by Lancashire’s standards and due in no small part to the county’s long-deceased 19th century textile industry which bequeathed its trademark terraced housing.

There are low levels of unemployment and an overwhelmingly white population - unusual for Lancashire - and its textile heritage which saw so many Asian workers gravitate to the county.

South Ribble is at the heart of central Lancashire and is immediately to the south of the River Ribble. It has excellent communication links sitting as it does astride the north-south M6 motorway. Both Manchester and Liverpool’s airports are located within 30 minutes of the seat.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Ribble South
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
David Borrow Labour 25,856 46.8
Robert Atkins Conservative 20,772 37.6
Tim Farron Liberal Democrat 5,879 10.6
Mark Adams Referendum 1,475 2.7
Nigel Ashton Liberal Party 1,127 2.0
Bibette Leadbetter Natural Law 122 0.2
Majority 5,084 9.2
Turnout 55,231 77.1
 
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