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Camberwell & Peckham
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The smallest English seat, set in the southern part of the borough of Southwark but still very much in inner London, has continued to lose electors, and attracted notoriety in November 2000 with the murder of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor in the alleys of the nightmareish sink estate of North Peckham. This is one of the most multiply deprived areas in London and the whole of the UK, and mere party politics seems to pale into insignificance when cast in the shadows of life, or existence, here.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Harriet Harman, one of the Blair Government's most senior Cabinet casualties, sacked after a year at Social Security, had previously been a rising star since her election here in 1982. Daughter of a Harley Street consultant and a niece of the Countess of Longford, she was expensively educated at St Paul's Girls' School, before attending York University, working as a solicitor, and marrying the ex-Communist TGWU official Jack Dromey. She was damaged by having to carry through the Tory policy of lone parent benefit cuts, generating Labour's first big backbench revolt, and adding to her earlier spat with the activists over selective schooling of her children. Cruelly seen as arrogant, icy and an air-head, she was (according to Simon Hoggart) "not born but assembled in a lab by Peter Mandelson."

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 8.55% 2.04% 419.06
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 8.56% 3.94% 217.09
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.00% 13.04% 0.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 8.77% 4.02% 218.15
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.33% 3.19% 10.33
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.80% 11.31% 7.09
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 15.73% 3.06% 513.77
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.23% 2.52% 8.94
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 57.02% 2.10% 2,715.42
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.89% 9.41% 126.30
5-10K 17.64% 16.63% 106.09
10-15K 16.55% 16.58% 99.80
15-20K 13.16% 13.58% 96.92
20-25K 9.89% 10.39% 95.20
25-30K 7.30% 7.77% 93.93
30-35K 5.38% 5.79% 92.88
35-40K 3.98% 4.33% 91.97
40-45K 2.98% 3.27% 91.19
45-50K 2.25% 2.48% 90.51
50-55K 1.71% 1.90% 89.95
55-60K 1.32% 1.47% 89.49
60-65K 1.03% 1.15% 89.13
65-70K 0.81% 0.91% 88.87
70-75K 0.64% 0.72% 88.70
75-80K 0.51% 0.57% 88.61
80-85K 0.41% 0.46% 88.60
85-90K 0.33% 0.37% 88.67
90-95K 0.27% 0.31% 88.80
95-100K 0.22% 0.25% 88.99
100K + 1.24% 1.34% 92.48

Local Map of the constituency
Camberwell & Peckham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Camberwell & Peckham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.91%)
Conservative (- 11.92%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.87%)
Labour (0.30%) Liberal Democrat (2.11%)
Conservative (-  0.97%)
Con - 11.92%
Lab 8.91%
LD - 3.87%
Con - 0.97%
Lab 0.30%
LD 2.11%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Harriet Harman
Labour hold
Con Conservative (10.91%) 2,740 10.91%
Lab Labour (69.60%) 17,473 69.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.34%) 3,350 13.34%
Oth Other (6.14%) 1,541 6.14%
Maj Majority (56.26%) 14,123 56.26%
Turn Turnout (33.34%) 25,104 33.34%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Harriet Harman
Labour hold
SL Robert Adams 188 0.75%
L Harriet Harman 17,473 69.60%
LD Donnachadh McCarthy 3,350 13.34%
C Jonathan Morgan 2,740 10.91%
SA John Mulrenan 478 1.90%
G Storm Poorun 805 3.21%
WRP Frank Sweeney 70 0.28%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Harriet Harman
Labour
Con Conservative (11.88%) 3,383 11.88%
Lab Labour (69.31%) 19,734 69.31%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.23%) 3,198 11.23%
Ref Referendum (2.43%) 692 2.43%
Oth Other (5.15%) 1,467 5.15%
Maj Majority (57.42%) 16,351 57.42%
Turn Turnout (56.71%) 28,474 56.71%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (23.80%) 7,841 23.80%
Lab Labour (60.40%) 19,891 60.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.10%) 4,974 15.10%
Oth Other (0.70%) 244 0.70%
Maj Majority (36.60%) 12,050 36.60%
Turn Turnout (51.30%) 32,950 51.30%

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