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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Cambridgeshire North East
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
From 1973 to 1987, this Fenland seat, originally called Isle of Ely, was held by the Liberal Clement Freud, mainly because of the initial quirk of a by-election at a time when his party were sweeping before them. Following the strength of his personality, distinctive and not to everybody's taste, the voters returned him to Parliament three more times. Once he had been beaten by the Conservative Malcolm Moss, though, the Liberal Democrats have slipped back steeply, and it was Labour who advanced by 20pc in 1997 to seize second place, but still scarcely to challenge Moss in the flatlands around Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Malcolm Moss, a Conservative Agriculture spokesman (and former Northern Ireland minister) was elected in 1987 when he dispatched the exotic Liberal MP Clement Freud. Born in 1943, educated at Audenshaw Grammar School and St John's College Cambridge, he was briefly a public schoolmaster before turning to insurance. A big affable man of rightist hue he has been low-profiled in opposition by his Europhilia, though he backed Hague in the leadership ballots. He has piloted through legislation on the registration of osteopaths.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.86% 14.99% 79.13
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 7.52% 2.13% 353.49
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 4.12% 2.49% 165.75
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.59% 4.43% 35.93
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.00% 7.27% 96.26
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.08% 2.56% 3.28
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.14% 3.94% 3.53
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 34.43% 13.04% 264.08
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 13.62% 12.70% 107.18
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.43% 8.14% 140.38
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.83% 4.02% 20.61
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.17% 3.19% 99.41
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.48% 11.31% 30.75
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.05% 3.06% 1.74
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.68% 2.52% 26.87
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.97% 9.41% 105.91
5-10K 18.19% 16.63% 109.37
10-15K 18.11% 16.58% 109.26
15-20K 14.52% 13.58% 106.91
20-25K 10.74% 10.39% 103.30
25-30K 7.70% 7.77% 99.07
30-35K 5.48% 5.79% 94.63
35-40K 3.91% 4.33% 90.20
40-45K 2.81% 3.27% 85.92
45-50K 2.03% 2.48% 81.86
50-55K 1.49% 1.90% 78.05
55-60K 1.10% 1.47% 74.50
60-65K 0.82% 1.15% 71.20
65-70K 0.62% 0.91% 68.14
70-75K 0.47% 0.72% 65.31
75-80K 0.36% 0.57% 62.68
80-85K 0.28% 0.46% 60.24
85-90K 0.22% 0.37% 57.98
90-95K 0.17% 0.31% 55.87
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 53.91
100K + 0.60% 1.34% 44.29

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Cambridgeshire North East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Cambridgeshire North East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (20.24%)
Conservative (- 10.46%) Liberal Democrat (- 14.54%)
Conservative (5.10%) Labour (1.04%)
Liberal Democrat (-  2.35%)
Con - 10.46%
Lab 20.24%
LD - 14.54%
Con 5.10%
Lab 1.04%
LD - 2.35%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Malcolm Moss
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (48.14%) 23,132 48.14%
Lab Labour (34.88%) 16,759 34.88%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.01%) 6,733 14.01%
Oth Other (2.97%) 1,427 2.97%
Maj Majority (13.26%) 6,373 13.26%
Turn Turnout (60.15%) 48,051 60.15%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Malcolm Moss
Conservative hold
P Tony Hoey 238 0.50%
C Malcolm Moss 23,132 48.14%
L Dil Owen 16,759 34.88%
LD Richard Renaut 6,733 14.01%
UK John Stevens 1,189 2.47%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Malcolm Moss
Conservative
Con Conservative (43.04%) 23,855 43.04%
Lab Labour (33.84%) 18,754 33.84%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.36%) 9,070 16.36%
Ref Referendum (4.76%) 2,636 4.76%
Oth Other (2.00%) 1,110 2.00%
Maj Majority (9.20%) 5,101 9.20%
Turn Turnout (72.87%) 55,425 72.87%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (53.50%) 31,168 53.50%
Lab Labour (13.60%) 7,928 13.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (30.90%) 18,007 30.90%
Oth Other (2.00%) 1,136 2.00%
Maj Majority (22.60%) 13,161 22.60%
Turn Turnout (79.77%) 58,239 79.77%

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