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Chichester
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Conservative majority in this verdant and wealthy slice of West Sussex, centred on the cathedral town of Chichester (much deluged with floods in recent months), dipped below 10,000 in 1997, but it is likely to surge again to take its place among the highest in the land, not only with a turn of the political tide, but because the Referendum party, which did much to disrupt the 1997 Tory campaign and obtained over 3,000 votes and saved their deposit here, have sunk more or less without trace.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Andrew Tyrie, a former special adviser to a string of Conservative ministers including John Major when PM, inherited the seat in 1997. Born 1957, and educated at Felsted School and Trinity College Oxford, the College of Europe Bruges, and Wolfson College Oxford, he comes without the orthodox line on Europe, where he is not opposed to monetary union on principle. Able, shrewd and patronising, and reflecting the fact that politicians say odd things in opposition (as Lord Hailsham did when attacking an 'elected dictatorship') he favours bi-cameralism made legitimate by election of the Lords, and attacks - as gamekeeper-turned-poacher - Labourís sprawl of special advisers, especially Alastair Campbell.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 24.25% 14.99% 161.71
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 5.49% 2.13% 258.34
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 11.75% 2.49% 472.45
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.12% 4.43% 47.84
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.29% 7.27% 45.18
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.35% 2.56% 13.64
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.59% 3.94% 14.87
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 25.07% 13.04% 192.29
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 2.59% 12.70% 20.40
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 12.93% 8.14% 158.84
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.67% 4.02% 41.44
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.50% 3.19% 141.19
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.44% 11.31% 39.28
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.59% 3.06% 19.18
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.01% 2.52% 0.39
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.37% 0.06% 594.48
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 8.40% 9.41% 89.28
£5-10K 15.57% 16.63% 93.62
£10-15K 16.13% 16.58% 97.27
£15-20K 13.58% 13.58% 99.97
£20-25K 10.60% 10.39% 102.03
£25-30K 8.06% 7.77% 103.65
£30-35K 6.08% 5.79% 104.95
£35-40K 4.59% 4.33% 106.02
£40-45K 3.49% 3.27% 106.92
£45-50K 2.67% 2.48% 107.69
£50-55K 2.06% 1.90% 108.37
£55-60K 1.61% 1.47% 108.97
£60-65K 1.26% 1.15% 109.53
£65-70K 1.00% 0.91% 110.05
£70-75K 0.80% 0.72% 110.55
£75-80K 0.64% 0.57% 111.02
£80-85K 0.52% 0.46% 111.49
£85-90K 0.42% 0.37% 111.95
£90-95K 0.34% 0.31% 112.40
£95-100K 0.28% 0.25% 112.85
£100K + 1.56% 1.34% 116.19

Local Map of the constituency
Chichester - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Chichester - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (5.82%) Liberal Democrat (2.37%)
Conservative (- 12.88%)
Conservative (0.61%) Labour (4.21%)
Liberal Democrat (-  4.84%)
Con - 12.88%
Lab 5.82%
LD 2.37%
Con 0.61%
Lab 4.21%
LD - 4.84%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Tyrie
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (47.03%) 23,320 47.03%
Lab Labour (21.43%) 10,627 21.43%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.13%) 11,965 24.13%
Oth Other (7.41%) 3,672 7.41%
Maj Majority (22.90%) 11,355 22.90%
Turn Turnout (63.81%) 49,584 63.81%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Tyrie
Conservative hold
L Celia Barlow 10,627 21.43%
UK Douglas Denny 2,380 4.80%
G Gavin Graham 1,292 2.61%
LD Lynne Ravenscroft 11,965 24.13%
C Andrew Tyrie 23,320 47.03%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Anthony Nelson
Conservative
Con Conservative (46.42%) 25,895 46.42%
Lab Labour (17.22%) 9,605 17.22%
LD Liberal Democrat (28.97%) 16,161 28.97%
Ref Referendum (5.95%) 3,318 5.95%
Oth Other (1.43%) 800 1.43%
Maj Majority (17.45%) 9,734 17.45%
Turn Turnout (74.88%) 55,779 74.88%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (59.30%) 34,971 59.30%
Lab Labour (11.40%) 6,703 11.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.60%) 15,690 26.60%
Oth Other (2.80%) 1,625 2.80%
Maj Majority (32.70%) 19,281 32.70%
Turn Turnout (77.79%) 58,989 77.79%

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