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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Alyn & Deeside
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of only four seats where Labour polled an absolute majority - more than 50pc - of the votes cast in the first Welsh Assembly elections in 1999, it is hard to see from where a challenge might emerge in this predominantly industrial and overwhelmingly English-speaking seat. Situated just over the border from Chester, this seat includes some gritty communities by the Dee such as Queensferry and Connah's Quay, which are not as physically attractive as they sound, as well as some countryside including that around William Ewart Gladstone's estate at Hawarden, where he indulged in much cathartic tree felling during his long political career. This does not betoken a strong Liberal presence in this constituency in the 21st century. The closure of the steelworks at Shotton will not have done the Labour defenders any harm, in electoral terms at least.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Replacing Labour's Barry Jones is Mark Tami who was born in 1962 and educated at Enfield Grammar School and Swansea University. He is now head of policy at the AEEU and was selected in preference to Margaret Hanson, wife of another local Labour MP (see Delyn), amid allegations from retiring Wrexham member John Marek that Barry Jones's late retirement was in order for Millbank to parachute-in a Blairite poodle. Tami comes with a clutch of other union apparatchiks striking lucky as Labour's safe seat selections end, and as a campaigner for retention of jobs at the local BAe and Corus plants. He opposes proportional representation.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 16.29% 14.99% 108.68
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.02% 2.13% 0.84
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.26% 2.49% 10.42
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.53% 4.43% 124.89
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 20.16% 7.27% 277.22
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.03% 3.94% 0.68
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.66% 13.04% 104.77
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 19.69% 12.70% 154.98
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 14.77% 8.14% 181.38
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.76% 4.02% 18.95
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.72% 3.19% 85.28
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.34% 11.31% 47.23
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.24% 3.06% 7.75
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.53% 2.52% 21.19
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.02% 9.41% 95.81
5-10K 17.32% 16.63% 104.14
10-15K 17.78% 16.58% 107.26
15-20K 14.58% 13.58% 107.31
20-25K 10.96% 10.39% 105.48
25-30K 7.97% 7.77% 102.57
30-35K 5.74% 5.79% 99.11
35-40K 4.13% 4.33% 95.43
40-45K 3.00% 3.27% 91.74
45-50K 2.19% 2.48% 88.16
50-55K 1.61% 1.90% 84.76
55-60K 1.20% 1.47% 81.56
60-65K 0.90% 1.15% 78.57
65-70K 0.69% 0.91% 75.80
70-75K 0.53% 0.72% 73.23
75-80K 0.41% 0.57% 70.86
80-85K 0.32% 0.46% 68.67
85-90K 0.25% 0.37% 66.64
90-95K 0.20% 0.31% 64.76
95-100K 0.16% 0.25% 63.02
100K + 0.74% 1.34% 54.83

Local Map of the constituency
Alyn & Deeside - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Alyn & Deeside - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.97%) Liberal Democrat (0.02%) Plaid Cymru (0.66%)
Conservative (- 14.13%)
Conservative (3.49%) Liberal Democrat (3.23%) Plaid Cymru (1.58%)
Labour (-  9.57%)
Con - 14.13%
Lab 10.97%
LD 0.02%
PC 0.66%
Con 3.49%
Lab - 9.57%
LD 3.23%
PC 1.58%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mark Tami
Labour hold
Con Conservative (26.26%) 9,303 26.26%
Lab Labour (52.30%) 18,525 52.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.94%) 4,585 12.94%
PC Plaid Cymru (3.34%) 1,182 3.34%
Oth Other (5.16%) 1,826 5.16%
Maj Majority (26.04%) 9,222 26.04%
Turn Turnout (58.57%) 35,421 58.57%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mark Tami
Labour hold
G Klaus Armstrong-Braun 881 2.49%
LD Derek Burnham 4,585 12.94%
I Max Cooksey 253 0.71%
PC Richard Coombs 1,182 3.34%
UK William Crawford 481 1.36%
CM Glyn Davies 211 0.60%
C Mark Isherwood 9,303 26.26%
L Mark Tami 18,525 52.30%
Candidates representing 8 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Barry Jones
Labour
Con Conservative (22.77%) 9,552 22.77%
Lab Labour (61.87%) 25,955 61.87%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.72%) 4,076 9.72%
PC Plaid Cymru (1.76%) 738 1.76%
Ref Referendum (3.88%) 1,627 3.88%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (39.10%) 16,403 39.10%
Turn Turnout (72.21%) 41,948 72.21%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (36.90%) 16,770 36.90%
Lab Labour (50.90%) 23,157 50.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.70%) 4,431 9.70%
PC Plaid Cymru (1.10%) 517 1.10%
Oth Other (1.40%) 633 1.40%
Maj Majority (14.00%) 6,387 14.00%
Turn Turnout (78.71%) 45,508 78.71%

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