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Broxbourne
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is a very Conservative seat in the south east corner of Hertfordshire, in the Lea valley just north of the London Borough of Enfield and just across the border from northwest Essex. To generalise, it is affluent but not intellectual: the proportion of those with higher educational qualifications such as university degrees is lower than the national average; in many ways its social profile is more similar to that of Essex constituencies than of other Herts seats. The communities are fairly densely packed along the Liverpool Street to Cambridge rail line: Hoddesdon, Broxbourne itself, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross are the main ones. This is good territory for the Right, and may well swing further that way in 2001.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Marion Roe, a dry-as-dust rightwing loyalist, was elected here in 1983 and was briefly (1987-88) a junior Environment Minister. Inserted into the Health Select Committee chair as a replacement for unreliable maverick Nick Winterton, she backed Redwood in 1997 - even unto his last ditch pact with Ken Clarke. Born 1936 and educated at Bromley and Croydon High Schools she married a Rothschild banker. A campaigner on women's issues such as cancer screening and equal tax treatment for married women, she is traditionalist on working mothers, seeing them as taking out insurance against divorce, and opposes 'abortion on demand.' Latterly she has also opposed mobile phone masts. Somewhat of brassy aspect she is known for her very big hair - a luxuriating bouffant, beehive job held in gravity-defying suspension which last saw service on the late Dusty Springfield (according to Andrew Rawnsley).

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 16.84% 14.99% 112.32
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.74% 2.49% 29.86
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.70% 4.43% 106.26
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 17.68% 7.27% 243.07
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.86% 2.56% 111.54
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.67% 2.04% 32.76
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 14.36% 13.04% 110.09
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 22.01% 12.70% 173.29
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.77% 8.14% 70.84
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.62% 4.02% 15.36
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.30% 3.19% 103.64
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 8.95% 11.31% 79.16
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.50% 3.06% 48.86
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
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 5.54% 9.41% 58.81
5-10K 11.49% 16.63% 69.09
10-15K 13.64% 16.58% 82.26
15-20K 12.93% 13.58% 95.18
20-25K 11.10% 10.39% 106.79
25-30K 9.08% 7.77% 116.85
30-35K 7.26% 5.79% 125.38
35-40K 5.74% 4.33% 132.54
40-45K 4.52% 3.27% 138.52
45-50K 3.56% 2.48% 143.49
50-55K 2.81% 1.90% 147.63
55-60K 2.23% 1.47% 151.07
60-65K 1.77% 1.15% 153.94
65-70K 1.42% 0.91% 156.32
70-75K 1.14% 0.72% 158.31
75-80K 0.92% 0.57% 159.96
80-85K 0.75% 0.46% 161.34
85-90K 0.61% 0.37% 162.48
90-95K 0.50% 0.31% 163.42
95-100K 0.41% 0.25% 164.20
100K + 2.23% 1.34% 165.61

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Broxbourne - Local Map of the constituency

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Broxbourne - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.30%)
Conservative (- 13.44%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.70%)
Conservative (6.52%)
Labour (-  3.63%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.06%)
Con - 13.44%
Lab 13.30%
LD - 4.70%
Con 6.52%
Lab - 3.63%
LD - 0.06%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Marion Roe
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (55.37%) 20,487 55.37%
Lab Labour (31.07%) 11,494 31.07%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.24%) 4,158 11.24%
Oth Other (2.32%) 858 2.32%
Maj Majority (24.31%) 8,993 24.31%
Turn Turnout (53.63%) 36,997 53.63%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Marion Roe
Conservative hold
LD Julia Davies 4,158 11.24%
UK Martin Harvey 858 2.32%
L David Prendergast 11,494 31.07%
C Marion Roe 20,487 55.37%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Marion Roe
Conservative
Con Conservative (48.86%) 22,952 48.86%
Lab Labour (34.70%) 16,299 34.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.30%) 5,310 11.30%
Ref Referendum (3.48%) 1,633 3.48%
Oth Other (1.66%) 782 1.66%
Maj Majority (14.16%) 6,653 14.16%
Turn Turnout (70.41%) 46,976 70.41%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (62.30%) 32,518 62.30%
Lab Labour (21.40%) 11,168 21.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.00%) 8,353 16.00%
Oth Other (0.30%) 181 0.30%
Maj Majority (40.90%) 21,350 40.90%
Turn Turnout (79.05%) 52,220 79.05%

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