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Canterbury
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The home city of the Primate of England and his most famous of English cathedrals is still held by a Conservative MP, although it is a long time since the Church of England could be accurately referred to as the Tory party at prayer. In fact Canterbury itself is the least Conservative part of the seat, with substantial Labour and Liberal Democrat representation on the local council, and Julian Brazier could ensure a majority only in the surrounding villages and the seaside resort of Whitstable; and even so, his victory was scarcely convincing, with less than 40pc of the vote and a majority of under 4,000. Canterbury may yet have another tale to tell next General Election time.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Julian Brazier, MP here since 1987, is as close as the Commons comes to a dead ringer for Black Adder comic actor, Hugh Lawrie. Very tall, born (1953) into a military family and appropriately educated at Wellington and then at Brasenose College Oxford, he is a Redwood-backing Eurosceptic and as a Catholic opposes embryo research and abortion. His faintly loopy air evokes the boyish enthusiasm of a character from Enid Blyton.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 27.03% 14.99% 180.30
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.11% 2.13% 4.97
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 9.83% 2.49% 395.47
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.10% 4.43% 24.87
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.87% 7.27% 25.70
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.60% 2.56% 62.22
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.22% 2.04% 59.84
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.68% 3.94% 67.98
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 22.59% 13.04% 173.25
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 4.32% 12.70% 34.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 10.78% 8.14% 132.44
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.54% 4.02% 187.56
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.23% 3.19% 69.96
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.72% 11.31% 50.55
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.56% 3.06% 18.41
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.71% 2.52% 28.17
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.11% 0.06% 169.42
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.89% 9.41% 105.10
5-10K 16.57% 16.63% 99.64
10-15K 16.42% 16.58% 99.03
15-20K 13.50% 13.58% 99.38
20-25K 10.37% 10.39% 99.82
25-30K 7.78% 7.77% 100.11
30-35K 5.80% 5.79% 100.17
35-40K 4.33% 4.33% 100.02
40-45K 3.26% 3.27% 99.70
45-50K 2.46% 2.48% 99.23
50-55K 1.88% 1.90% 98.66
55-60K 1.44% 1.47% 98.00
60-65K 1.12% 1.15% 97.30
65-70K 0.88% 0.91% 96.56
70-75K 0.69% 0.72% 95.80
75-80K 0.55% 0.57% 95.03
80-85K 0.44% 0.46% 94.25
85-90K 0.35% 0.37% 93.49
90-95K 0.28% 0.31% 92.73
95-100K 0.23% 0.25% 91.98
100K + 1.17% 1.34% 87.38

Local Map of the constituency
Canterbury - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Canterbury - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.92%)
Conservative (- 11.75%) Liberal Democrat (-  8.84%)
Conservative (2.81%) Labour (5.55%)
Liberal Democrat (-  5.91%)
Con - 11.75%
Lab 15.92%
LD - 8.84%
Con 2.81%
Lab 5.55%
LD - 5.91%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Julian Brazier
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (41.46%) 18,711 41.46%
Lab Labour (36.87%) 16,642 36.87%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.85%) 8,056 17.85%
Oth Other (3.82%) 1,723 3.82%
Maj Majority (4.58%) 2,069 4.58%
Turn Turnout (60.86%) 45,132 60.86%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Julian Brazier
Conservative hold
C Julian Brazier 18,711 41.46%
G Hazel Dawe 920 2.04%
UK Lisa Moore 803 1.78%
L Emily Thornberry 16,642 36.87%
LD Peter Wales 8,056 17.85%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Julian Brazier
Conservative
Con Conservative (38.65%) 20,913 38.65%
Lab Labour (31.32%) 16,949 31.32%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.76%) 12,854 23.76%
Ref Referendum (4.55%) 2,460 4.55%
Oth Other (1.72%) 933 1.72%
Maj Majority (7.33%) 3,964 7.33%
Turn Turnout (72.58%) 54,109 72.58%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (50.40%) 28,290 50.40%
Lab Labour (15.40%) 8,635 15.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (32.60%) 18,293 32.60%
Oth Other (1.60%) 913 1.60%
Maj Majority (17.80%) 9,997 17.80%
Turn Turnout (77.23%) 56,131 77.23%

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