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Cheadle
Liberal Democrat gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of only two seats won by the Conservatives out of 28 in Greater Manchester in 1997, Cheadle still only returned a shaky majority of 3,000. This is the less Liberal part of the middle class Cheshire commuter belt section of Stockport Borough, including the most upmarket neighbourhoods in the area, Bramhall and Gatley; despite its name, it does not have a history of Liberal MPs when separated from the wards contained in the next door seat of Hazel Grove (Michael Winstanley was twice elected for the enlarged Cheadle seat as a Liberal in 1966 and February 1974). Although the Lib Dems do fairly well in local elections even in the Cheadle section, few seriously give them a chance in this 75pc middle class and 88pc owner occupied division - the latter figure the third highest of the 659 constituencies.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Stephen Day, MP here since 1987, now a Tory Whip in opposition, was long unpromoted in Government, where he revolted against eye and dental inspection charges, poll tax banding, pit closures and Post Office privatisation. From a Yorkshire working-class background, he was born in 1948, attended Otley Secondary School, further education college in Leeds, and Leeds Polytechnic, and worked as a salesman, eventually in printing companies. He sides with the Turks in Northern Cyprus and votes for the foxes against the huntsmen. Liberal Democrat hopes here centre on Patsy Calton who fought the seat in 1992 and 1997. A comprehensive school chemistry teacher, she was born in 1948, educated at Wymondham College, Norfolk and UMIST and has been a local (Stockport) councillor since 1994. She needs a tactical squeeze on the still big Labour vote.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 56.85% 14.99% 379.15
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.49% 2.49% 59.89
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 6.18% 4.43% 139.77
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.66% 7.27% 105.30
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.61% 2.56% 23.93
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.09% 2.04% 4.60
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.13% 3.94% 3.32
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 22.34% 13.04% 171.33
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.17% 12.70% 9.24
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 1.17% 8.14% 14.32
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.21% 3.19% 38.04
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.63% 11.31% 5.59
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.45% 3.06% 14.78
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 0.00% 0.06% 7.17
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 4.29% 9.41% 45.59
5-10K 9.80% 16.63% 58.94
10-15K 12.51% 16.58% 75.43
15-20K 12.52% 13.58% 92.15
20-25K 11.21% 10.39% 107.85
25-30K 9.48% 7.77% 121.99
30-35K 7.79% 5.79% 134.41
35-40K 6.29% 4.33% 145.13
40-45K 5.04% 3.27% 154.27
45-50K 4.02% 2.48% 161.98
50-55K 3.21% 1.90% 168.43
55-60K 2.56% 1.47% 173.78
60-65K 2.05% 1.15% 178.18
65-70K 1.65% 0.91% 181.77
70-75K 1.33% 0.72% 184.65
75-80K 1.07% 0.57% 186.94
80-85K 0.87% 0.46% 188.71
85-90K 0.71% 0.37% 190.04
90-95K 0.58% 0.31% 190.99
95-100K 0.48% 0.25% 191.62
100K + 2.53% 1.34% 188.17

Local Map of the constituency
Cheadle - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Cheadle - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (3.33%) Liberal Democrat (8.06%)
Conservative (- 13.97%)
Liberal Democrat (4.72%)
Conservative (-  1.44%) Labour (-  1.77%)
Con - 13.97%
Lab 3.33%
LD 8.06%
Con - 1.44%
Lab - 1.77%
LD 4.72%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Patsy Calton
Liberal Democrat gain
Con Conservative (42.30%) 18,444 42.30%
Lab Labour (13.96%) 6,086 13.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (42.37%) 18,477 42.37%
Oth Other (1.37%) 599 1.37%
Maj Majority (0.08%) 33 0.08%
Turn Turnout (63.20%) 43,606 63.20%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Patsy Calton
Liberal Democrat gain
LD Patsy Calton 18,477 42.37%
UK Vincent Cavanagh 599 1.37%
L Howard Dauber 6,086 13.96%
C Stephen Day 18,444 42.30%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Stephen Day
Conservative
Con Conservative (43.73%) 22,944 43.73%
Lab Labour (15.73%) 8,253 15.73%
LD Liberal Democrat (37.66%) 19,755 37.66%
Ref Referendum (2.88%) 1,511 2.88%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (6.08%) 3,189 6.08%
Turn Turnout (77.58%) 52,463 77.58%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (57.70%) 32,804 57.70%
Lab Labour (12.40%) 7,080 12.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (29.60%) 16,828 29.60%
Oth Other (0.30%) 183 0.30%
Maj Majority (28.10%) 15,976 28.10%
Turn Turnout (82.71%) 56,895 82.71%

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