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Cambridgeshire South
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Cambridgeshire is a growing county, and outside the large urban areas of Peterborough and Cambridge a very Conservative one. This applies to all the rural seats, including this, where Sawston is the largest single community boasting a population of just 7,000, but where there are hundreds of villages on the flat lands among the large and generally prosperous farms. It will remain safely Tory, and a useful base for a fast rising former Central Office star, Andrew Lansley.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Andrew Lansley, Shadow Cabinet member responsible for policy review, is a former party apparatchik who as Conservative Research Director co-authored the 'Double Whammy' slogan of 1992 and the equally successful - if-on-a-low-turnout - Euro-election campaign of 1999. He was previously a civil servant for eight years, where he served as Norman Tebbit's principal private secretary. Born 1956 and educated at Brentwood School and Exeter University, he initially backed Michael Howard in the 1997 ballot, but with the look of a career politician about him and with fashionably classless speech, he is taken to be a potential future leader.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 45.05% 14.99% 300.49
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.03% 2.13% 1.49
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.62% 2.49% 65.04
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.31% 4.43% 187.76
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.45% 7.27% 171.21
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 5.89% 2.56% 229.53
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.90% 2.04% 44.20
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.37% 3.94% 60.14
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.92% 13.04% 99.07
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.26% 12.70% 9.94
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.40% 8.14% 90.84
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.38% 4.02% 9.34
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.23% 3.19% 38.69
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.07% 11.31% 0.59
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.12% 0.06% 198.80
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.93% 9.41% 63.03
5-10K 12.13% 16.63% 72.94
10-15K 13.97% 16.58% 84.28
15-20K 12.90% 13.58% 94.99
20-25K 10.86% 10.39% 104.50
25-30K 8.77% 7.77% 112.76
30-35K 6.94% 5.79% 119.88
35-40K 5.46% 4.33% 126.00
40-45K 4.29% 3.27% 131.26
45-50K 3.37% 2.48% 135.81
50-55K 2.66% 1.90% 139.75
55-60K 2.11% 1.47% 143.19
60-65K 1.68% 1.15% 146.21
65-70K 1.35% 0.91% 148.86
70-75K 1.09% 0.72% 151.21
75-80K 0.88% 0.57% 153.29
80-85K 0.72% 0.46% 155.16
85-90K 0.59% 0.37% 156.83
90-95K 0.48% 0.31% 158.34
95-100K 0.40% 0.25% 159.70
100K + 2.23% 1.34% 165.60

Local Map of the constituency
Cambridgeshire South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Cambridgeshire South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.82%) Liberal Democrat (0.92%)
Conservative (- 16.45%)
Conservative (2.20%) Liberal Democrat (1.04%)
Labour (-  0.84%)
Con - 16.45%
Lab 9.82%
LD 0.92%
Con 2.20%
Lab - 0.84%
LD 1.04%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Lansley
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (44.24%) 21,387 44.24%
Lab Labour (24.28%) 11,737 24.28%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.86%) 12,984 26.86%
Oth Other (4.62%) 2,233 4.62%
Maj Majority (17.38%) 8,403 17.38%
Turn Turnout (67.05%) 48,341 67.05%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Lansley
Conservative hold
UK Helene Davies 875 1.81%
L Joan Herbert 11,737 24.28%
P Beata Klepacka 176 0.36%
C Andrew Lansley 21,387 44.24%
G Simon Saggers 1,182 2.45%
LD Amanda Taylor 12,984 26.86%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andrew Lansley
Conservative
Con Conservative (42.05%) 22,572 42.05%
Lab Labour (25.12%) 13,485 25.12%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.82%) 13,860 25.82%
Ref Referendum (6.15%) 3,300 6.15%
Oth Other (0.87%) 466 0.87%
Maj Majority (16.23%) 8,712 16.23%
Turn Turnout (76.85%) 53,683 76.85%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (58.50%) 32,914 58.50%
Lab Labour (15.30%) 8,624 15.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.90%) 13,976 24.90%
Oth Other (1.30%) 718 1.30%
Maj Majority (33.70%) 18,938 33.70%
Turn Turnout (82.03%) 56,232 82.03%

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