Five of the seven top seats for graduate population have Lib Dem MPs

A new analysis of how many graduates there are living in each Westminster Parliamentary constituency shows that five of the seven seats with the highest proportion of graduates amongst their working age population have Liberal Democrat MPs.

The figures, from the University and College Union, show that overall 29% of the working population have degrees with Susan Kramer’s Richmond Park constituency topping the list at 63.61%.

The top ten seats, in order, are:

1LondonRichmond Park74,20063.61%Ms Susan KramerLib Dem
2South WestBristol West83,70062.49%Mr Stephen WilliamsLib Dem
3LondonKensington and Chelsea90,60062.25%The Rt Hon Sir Malcolm RifkindCon
4LondonHampstead and Highgate95,80061.38%Ms Glenda Jackson CBELab
5LondonHornsey and Wood Green77,80059.77%Ms Lynne FeatherstoneLib Dem
6North WestManchester, Withington65,00059.54%Mr John LeechLib Dem
7Yorks/HumberSheffield, Hallam47,20059.53%Mr Nick CleggLib Dem
8LondonBattersea67,40058.61%Mr Martin LintonLab
9LondonTooting65,70058.30%The Rt Hon Sadiq KhanLab
10LondonHammersmith and Fulham84,80058.02%Mr Greg HandsCon

The full set of data is available in the UCU press release (all of which is based on the current Parliamentary constituency boundaries rather than the new ones coming in to force at the next general election).

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