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Burton
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
If the Tories do not regain this seat, which they held continuously from 1950 to 1997, on a six per cent swing, their chances of knocking out Labour's national overall majority are slim. They will, indeed, have "gone for a Burton" in this vital marginal in east Staffordshire, close to the Derbyshire border. Labour traditionally has done well in the brewing town of Burton itself, but the Conservatives fight back in the countryside running up to Uttoxeter. The person with the task of removing Janet Dean is one of the relatively few female Conservatives with a hope of becoming an MP next time, Maggie Punyer.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Janet Dean, Labour's first-ever winner here in 1997 and a first-time parliamentary candidate, came courtesy of an all-women's shortlist. Born 1949 and educated at Winsford Verdin County Grammar School, she had nevertheless 16 years' experience on Derbyshire County Council and six years on the local District Council. Less a Blair's Babe than a Blair's Granny, she has not much troubled the scorers in four years - but did rebel in 2000 over the proposed sell-off of air traffic control, a matter of some local concern with the proximity of East Midlands Airport. Her would-be Tory nemesis is Maggie Punyer, a conference organiser, born 1952 and educated at The Study, Wimbledon, who trained inconclusively as a teacher at Southlands College, Wimbledon, and has insisted on being listed as "Eurosceptic" in the Telegraph.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 13.78% 14.99% 91.90
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 1.74% 2.13% 82.02
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.27% 2.49% 10.73
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.11% 4.43% 115.47
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.96% 7.27% 136.98
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 0.02% 3.94% 0.59
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.99% 13.04% 99.59
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 26.92% 12.70% 211.91
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.54% 8.14% 104.81
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.85% 4.02% 45.89
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.09% 3.19% 96.85
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 13.25% 11.31% 117.12
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.45% 3.06% 14.56
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.67% 2.52% 66.25
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.36% 2.10% 17.20
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 37.13
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.22% 9.41% 119.24
5-10K 19.04% 16.63% 114.48
10-15K 18.03% 16.58% 108.78
15-20K 14.01% 13.58% 103.17
20-25K 10.18% 10.39% 97.93
25-30K 7.24% 7.77% 93.15
30-35K 5.14% 5.79% 88.83
35-40K 3.68% 4.33% 84.91
40-45K 2.66% 3.27% 81.37
45-50K 1.94% 2.48% 78.16
50-55K 1.43% 1.90% 75.24
55-60K 1.07% 1.47% 72.58
60-65K 0.81% 1.15% 70.15
65-70K 0.62% 0.91% 67.91
70-75K 0.47% 0.72% 65.84
75-80K 0.37% 0.57% 63.94
80-85K 0.29% 0.46% 62.16
85-90K 0.23% 0.37% 60.52
90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 58.98
95-100K 0.14% 0.25% 57.54
100K + 0.67% 1.34% 50.17

Local Map of the constituency
Burton - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Burton - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.82%)
Conservative (-  8.80%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.03%)
Liberal Democrat (1.15%)
Conservative (-  0.80%) Labour (-  1.98%)
Con - 8.80%
Lab 9.82%
LD - 2.03%
Con - 0.80%
Lab - 1.98%
LD 1.15%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Janet Dean
Labour hold
Con Conservative (38.60%) 17,934 38.60%
Lab Labour (49.04%) 22,783 49.04%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.62%) 4,468 9.62%
Oth Other (2.74%) 1,272 2.74%
Maj Majority (10.44%) 4,849 10.44%
Turn Turnout (61.78%) 46,457 61.78%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Janet Dean
Labour hold
UK Ian Crompton 984 2.12%
L Janet Dean 22,783 49.04%
LD David Fletcher 4,468 9.62%
C Maggie Punyer 17,934 38.60%
P John Taylor 288 0.62%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Janet Dean
Labour gain
Con Conservative (39.40%) 21,480 39.40%
Lab Labour (51.02%) 27,810 51.02%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.47%) 4,617 8.47%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (1.11%) 604 1.11%
Maj Majority (11.61%) 6,330 11.61%
Turn Turnout (75.08%) 54,511 75.08%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (48.20%) 28,454 48.20%
Lab Labour (41.20%) 24,327 41.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.50%) 6,219 10.50%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (7.00%) 4,127 7.00%
Turn Turnout (81.67%) 59,000 81.67%

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