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Broxtowe
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
If Labour does not achieve an overall majority of at least 70 in the next General Election, they are likely to lose Broxtowe, in the suburbs to the west of Nottingham. This makes it a key marginal, and a probable "close-run thing", as the Duke of Wellington might have said. There are a number of communities here, led in numbers by Beeston and Stapleford, and including Bramcote, Chilwell, Toton, Attenborough and Kimberley (as in ale, not diamonds), and not many villages. Although close to the main Nottingham University campus, the overall tone is residential and suburban middle class.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Nick Palmer, a quiet Labour loyalist elected on the 1997 floodtide is a computer scientist (previously with Ciba-Geigy) who is keen on animal welfare, mandatory bells on bikes, same-day acknowledgement of business letters and - inevitably - more internet use. Born 1950, educated in Denmark and Austria and with a Maths doctorate from London University, he is probably - as a member of the Cleft Palate Association - the first MP to overcome such a disability. His potential Tory nemesis comes in the shape of Pauline Latham. Born 1948, educated at Bramcote Hills Technical Grammar School, she is a campaigner for grant maintained schools. Leader of the Conservatives on Derby City Council, and one-time shop assistant who later ran her own catering business, she is married to an architect.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 19.77% 14.99% 131.84
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.47% 2.49% 99.43
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 9.08% 4.43% 205.15
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 11.59% 7.27% 159.40
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.82% 2.56% 32.02
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.37% 2.04% 18.31
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.51% 3.94% 13.06
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 19.27% 13.04% 147.80
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 16.12% 12.70% 126.90
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.44% 8.14% 91.39
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.84% 4.02% 70.50
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.17% 3.19% 130.96
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.00% 11.31% 35.36
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.65% 3.06% 21.12
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.85% 2.52% 33.76
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.02% 2.10% 1.14
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 28.31
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.25% 9.41% 98.28
5-10K 17.29% 16.63% 103.98
10-15K 17.48% 16.58% 105.44
15-20K 14.24% 13.58% 104.85
20-25K 10.73% 10.39% 103.22
25-30K 7.86% 7.77% 101.08
30-35K 5.72% 5.79% 98.73
35-40K 4.17% 4.33% 96.34
40-45K 3.07% 3.27% 93.99
45-50K 2.28% 2.48% 91.72
50-55K 1.71% 1.90% 89.54
55-60K 1.29% 1.47% 87.47
60-65K 0.98% 1.15% 85.49
65-70K 0.76% 0.91% 83.62
70-75K 0.59% 0.72% 81.84
75-80K 0.46% 0.57% 80.14
80-85K 0.36% 0.46% 78.53
85-90K 0.29% 0.37% 76.99
90-95K 0.23% 0.31% 75.52
95-100K 0.19% 0.25% 74.11
100K + 0.89% 1.34% 66.13

Local Map of the constituency
Broxtowe - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Broxtowe - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.23%)
Conservative (- 13.56%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.87%)
Labour (1.61%) Liberal Democrat (2.78%)
Conservative (-  0.79%)
Con - 13.56%
Lab 12.23%
LD - 1.87%
Con - 0.79%
Lab 1.61%
LD 2.78%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Palmer
Labour hold
Con Conservative (36.66%) 17,963 36.66%
Lab Labour (48.64%) 23,836 48.64%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.70%) 7,205 14.70%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (11.98%) 5,873 11.98%
Turn Turnout (66.51%) 49,004 66.51%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Palmer
Labour hold
C Pauline Latham 17,963 36.66%
L Nick Palmer 23,836 48.64%
LD David Watts 7,205 14.70%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Nick Palmer
Labour gain
Con Conservative (37.44%) 21,768 37.44%
Lab Labour (47.03%) 27,343 47.03%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.93%) 6,934 11.93%
Ref Referendum (3.60%) 2,092 3.60%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (9.59%) 5,575 9.59%
Turn Turnout (78.41%) 58,137 78.41%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (51.00%) 31,033 51.00%
Lab Labour (34.80%) 21,162 34.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.80%) 8,378 13.80%
Oth Other (0.50%) 293 0.50%
Maj Majority (16.20%) 9,871 16.20%
Turn Turnout (82.53%) 60,866 82.53%

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