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Bury North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Both Bury seats have usually been regarded as marginal. However, North requires a pro-Conservative swing of over 6 per cent and South of over 12pc, which really must take it right out of that category. Even the task in Bury North is going to be hard going for new Tory candidate John Walsh. The Conservative candidates in the May 2000 local election wards which make up the seat, mainly in Bury itself but also in the affluent commuterdom of Tottington and Ramsbottom, were only just ahead of their Labour counterparts in votes, in what may well be an anomalously good year for the party by recent - and possible future - standards.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Chaytor - a rugged lantern-jawed ex-adult education lecturer, born 1949, locally educated at Bury Grammar School, Huddersfield Polytechnic and Bradford University, won here in 1997, having been forced out of Calder Valley by an all-women shortlist. Arriving too old for office, he joined the first rebellion against lone parent benefit cuts in December 1997 and turned up again for the later revolts on means testing disability benefits and air traffic control sell-off.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 13.94% 14.99% 92.94
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.60% 2.49% 24.16
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.79% 4.43% 198.56
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 14.18% 7.27% 194.99
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.11% 2.56% 4.34
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.38% 3.94% 9.59
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 10.29% 13.04% 78.93
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 27.31% 12.70% 215.03
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.82% 8.14% 83.70
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.23% 4.02% 30.49
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.06% 3.19% 64.71
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 11.05% 11.31% 97.70
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.67% 3.06% 21.82
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.20% 2.52% 87.21
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.38% 2.10% 18.05
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.23% 9.41% 87.43
5-10K 15.61% 16.63% 93.85
10-15K 16.39% 16.58% 98.87
15-20K 13.93% 13.58% 102.55
20-25K 10.93% 10.39% 105.12
25-30K 8.30% 7.77% 106.80
30-35K 6.24% 5.79% 107.73
35-40K 4.68% 4.33% 108.05
40-45K 3.52% 3.27% 107.84
45-50K 2.66% 2.48% 107.22
50-55K 2.02% 1.90% 106.27
55-60K 1.55% 1.47% 105.05
60-65K 1.19% 1.15% 103.62
65-70K 0.93% 0.91% 102.05
70-75K 0.72% 0.72% 100.36
75-80K 0.57% 0.57% 98.59
80-85K 0.45% 0.46% 96.78
85-90K 0.36% 0.37% 94.94
90-95K 0.28% 0.31% 93.08
95-100K 0.23% 0.25% 91.23
100K + 1.07% 1.34% 79.42

Local Map of the constituency
Bury North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bury North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.21%)
Conservative (- 12.18%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.26%)
Liberal Democrat (3.88%)
Conservative (-  0.88%) Labour (-  0.58%)
Con - 12.18%
Lab 10.21%
LD - 0.26%
Con - 0.88%
Lab - 0.58%
LD 3.88%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Chaytor
Labour hold
Con Conservative (36.65%) 16,413 36.65%
Lab Labour (51.23%) 22,945 51.23%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.12%) 5,430 12.12%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (14.58%) 6,532 14.58%
Turn Turnout (62.99%) 44,788 62.99%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Chaytor
Labour hold
L David Chaytor 22,945 51.23%
LD Bryn Hackley 5,430 12.12%
C John Walsh 16,413 36.65%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Chaytor
Labour gain
Con Conservative (37.52%) 20,657 37.52%
Lab Labour (51.81%) 28,523 51.81%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.24%) 4,536 8.24%
Ref Referendum (2.43%) 1,337 2.43%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (14.29%) 7,866 14.29%
Turn Turnout (78.07%) 55,053 78.07%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.70%) 29,266 49.70%
Lab Labour (41.60%) 24,502 41.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.50%) 5,010 8.50%
Oth Other (0.30%) 163 0.30%
Maj Majority (8.10%) 4,764 8.10%
Turn Turnout (83.91%) 58,941 83.91%

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