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Cambridge
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Always less industrial than Oxford, before 1992 Cambridge had only been won by Labour on those occasions when they have achieved a national landslide, such as 1966 (and even that was reversed after just a year in a by-election). Then in 1992 they produced one of their best results anywhere, as they leapt from third place to first, and Anne Campbell has subsequently advanced much further to a majority of 14,000 and an apparently safe seat. As in other towns noted for their universities, modern Conservatism seems to be far from their taste. This is not confined to Labour support, though (Oxford West elects a Liberal Democrat MP, Evan Harris); Cambridge City Council was one of only two Liberal Democrat gains of control in the May 2000 local elections (the other was Oldham Metropolitan Borough) but this reflects local activism rather than any serious challenge to the tenure of Labour MP Anne Campbell.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Ann Campbell, a steely blonde, serenely-smiling statistician, has held Cambridge since 1992 - the first ever Labour MP for the city to win it in consecutive elections. PPS to Patricia Hewitt, she is an utterly safe Blairite pair of hands, and apolitically keen on IT. Born 1940 and educated at Pennistone Grammar School and Newnham College Cambridge (reading Maths), she is appropriately keen on cycling. She salts her defence of Cambridge's unfashionably elitist University by reminding Labour Party populists of its 69 Nobel Prize winners, whilst seeking wider "access."

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.91% 14.99% 19.39
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.85% 2.49% 74.32
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.36% 4.43% 30.73
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.87% 7.27% 11.94
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 16.77% 2.56% 653.83
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 9.62% 2.04% 471.45
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 15.78% 3.94% 400.03
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 10.00% 13.04% 76.67
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.42% 12.70% 11.15
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 10.70% 8.14% 131.42
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.24% 4.02% 180.11
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.41% 3.19% 106.93
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 14.73% 11.31% 130.22
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.44% 3.06% 79.68
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.04
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.92% 0.06% 1,469.34
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.13% 9.41% 97.02
5-10K 16.25% 16.63% 97.68
10-15K 16.50% 16.58% 99.51
15-20K 13.70% 13.58% 100.85
20-25K 10.56% 10.39% 101.59
25-30K 7.92% 7.77% 101.83
30-35K 5.89% 5.79% 101.73
35-40K 4.39% 4.33% 101.41
40-45K 3.30% 3.27% 100.98
45-50K 2.49% 2.48% 100.48
50-55K 1.90% 1.90% 99.97
55-60K 1.47% 1.47% 99.47
60-65K 1.14% 1.15% 99.00
65-70K 0.89% 0.91% 98.58
70-75K 0.71% 0.72% 98.20
75-80K 0.56% 0.57% 97.88
80-85K 0.45% 0.46% 97.60
85-90K 0.36% 0.37% 97.38
90-95K 0.30% 0.31% 97.21
95-100K 0.24% 0.25% 97.09
100K + 1.32% 1.34% 98.05

Local Map of the constituency
Cambridge - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Cambridge - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.74%)
Conservative (- 12.60%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.76%)
Liberal Democrat (8.92%)
Conservative (-  2.96%) Labour (-  8.35%)
Con - 12.60%
Lab 13.74%
LD - 3.76%
Con - 2.96%
Lab - 8.35%
LD 8.92%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Anne Campbell
Labour hold
Con Conservative (22.95%) 9,829 22.95%
Lab Labour (45.09%) 19,316 45.09%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.07%) 10,737 25.07%
Oth Other (6.90%) 2,954 6.90%
Maj Majority (20.03%) 8,579 20.03%
Turn Turnout (60.62%) 42,836 60.62%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Anne Campbell
Labour hold
UK Len Baynes 532 1.24%
L Anne Campbell 19,316 45.09%
WRP Margaret Courtney 61 0.14%
LD David Howarth 10,737 25.07%
G Stephen Lawrence 1,413 3.30%
SA Howard Senter 716 1.67%
C Graham Stuart 9,829 22.95%
P Clare Underwood 232 0.54%
Candidates representing 8 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Anne Campbell
Labour
Con Conservative (25.90%) 13,299 25.90%
Lab Labour (53.44%) 27,436 53.44%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.14%) 8,287 16.14%
Ref Referendum (2.46%) 1,262 2.46%
Oth Other (2.05%) 1,055 2.05%
Maj Majority (27.54%) 14,137 27.54%
Turn Turnout (71.63%) 51,339 71.63%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (38.50%) 19,459 38.50%
Lab Labour (39.70%) 20,039 39.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.90%) 10,037 19.90%
Oth Other (1.90%) 978 1.90%
Maj Majority (1.10%) 580 1.10%
Turn Turnout (73.23%) 50,513 73.23%

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