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 Shipley
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Christopher Leslie Labour 20,243 44.0 +0.6
David Senior Conservative 18,815 40.9 +3.1
Helen Wright Liberal Democrat 4,996 10.9 -4.2
Martin Love Green 1,386 3.0  
Walter Whitaker UK Independence 580 1.3  
Majority 1,428 3.1
Turnout 46,020 66.1 -10.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.2% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The constituency is mainly residential, but a sprinkling of industry includes textiles and light engineering along with a reasonable agricultural economy. Owner-occupation levels are well above the national average at 78%, and the proportion of those employed in the white-collar sector is also higher than the norm.

Like the rest of West Yorkshire Shipley returned a Labour MP in 1997. It was the first time that the Tories had not represented the seat since 1950.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Shipley
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Christopher Leslie Labour 22,962 43.4
Marcus Fox Conservative 19,966 37.8
John Cole Liberal Democrat 7,984 15.1
Stephen Ellams Referendum 1,960 3.7
Majority 2,996 5.7
Turnout 52,872 76.3
 
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