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Bury South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Bury South was named in early September 2000 by the Telegraph as the seat which, if it were to fall, would give William Hague an overall majority at the next General Election. It would take a swing of over 12 per cent. The Conservatives were not in the lead even in the Euro elections of June 1999, on a 20 pc turnout on just about their strongest issue. In the May 2000 local elections, Labour held the Bury Borough wards covering Besses o' the Barn, Radcliffe Central, North and South, and Sedgley and St Mary's in Prestwich, leaving only Pilkington Park (by 6 votes) to the Tories, and Holyrood to the Liberal Democrats. One should never discount possibilities, but it doesn't seem likely to happen for Mr Hague and his party on this evidence.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Ivan Lewis, a leading Zionist and PPS to Stephen Byers, balances his less on-message neighbour in Bury North, David Chaytor, as an ultra loyalist Blairite, displaying according to one observer, "glutinous fealty" with his "robotic" interjections. Prestwich-born (1967) and educated at William Hulme's Grammar School (until his parents ran out of cash), Strand Sixth Form College and Bury FE College, he worked for a Jewish welfare organisation in Manchester. His wife works for the Leeds-based Kosher food firm, Rakusens. With the retirement of Greville Janner he is perhaps the highest profile Zionist MP.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 15.37% 14.99% 102.54
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.76% 2.49% 70.75
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.38% 4.43% 76.35
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.32% 7.27% 169.37
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.48% 2.56% 18.56
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.36% 2.04% 17.53
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.92% 3.94% 48.64
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 19.40% 13.04% 148.79
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 19.33% 12.70% 152.14
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.01% 8.14% 73.79
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.42% 4.02% 35.23
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.18% 3.19% 162.68
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.33% 11.31% 91.37
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.03% 3.06% 33.74
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.70% 2.52% 67.49
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 25.03
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.83% 9.41% 93.82
5-10K 15.92% 16.63% 95.71
10-15K 16.37% 16.58% 98.75
15-20K 13.76% 13.58% 101.33
20-25K 10.73% 10.39% 103.21
25-30K 8.12% 7.77% 104.40
30-35K 6.08% 5.79% 105.01
35-40K 4.56% 4.33% 105.15
40-45K 3.43% 3.27% 104.91
45-50K 2.59% 2.48% 104.39
50-55K 1.97% 1.90% 103.66
55-60K 1.52% 1.47% 102.76
60-65K 1.17% 1.15% 101.75
65-70K 0.91% 0.91% 100.66
70-75K 0.72% 0.72% 99.51
75-80K 0.57% 0.57% 98.32
80-85K 0.45% 0.46% 97.12
85-90K 0.36% 0.37% 95.90
90-95K 0.29% 0.31% 94.69
95-100K 0.23% 0.25% 93.49
100K + 1.15% 1.34% 85.72

Local Map of the constituency
Bury South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bury South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.34%)
Conservative (- 13.76%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.60%)
Labour (2.25%) Liberal Democrat (5.51%)
Conservative (-  5.34%)
Con - 13.76%
Lab 12.34%
LD - 0.60%
Con - 5.34%
Lab 2.25%
LD 5.51%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ivan Lewis
Labour hold
Con Conservative (26.89%) 10,634 26.89%
Lab Labour (59.20%) 23,406 59.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.91%) 5,499 13.91%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (32.30%) 12,772 32.30%
Turn Turnout (58.77%) 39,539 58.77%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ivan Lewis
Labour hold
C Nicola Le Page 10,634 26.89%
L Ivan Lewis 23,406 59.20%
LD Tim Pickstone 5,499 13.91%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ivan Lewis
Labour gain
Con Conservative (32.24%) 16,225 32.24%
Lab Labour (56.94%) 28,658 56.94%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.40%) 4,227 8.40%
Ref Referendum (2.42%) 1,216 2.42%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (24.70%) 12,433 24.70%
Turn Turnout (75.60%) 50,326 75.60%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (46.00%) 24,925 46.00%
Lab Labour (44.60%) 24,197 44.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.00%) 4,853 9.00%
Oth Other (0.40%) 229 0.40%
Maj Majority (1.30%) 728 1.30%
Turn Turnout (81.64%) 54,204 81.64%

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