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Chingford & Woodford Green
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This seat has a right wing tradition to maintain. Norman Tebbit, one of Mrs Thatcher's most feared henchmen, was MP here for two decades and his successor Iain Duncan-Smith, elected in 1992, has in turn become a leading member of the shadow cabinet on the right of the party. Situated on the outer or Essex edge of the north east London Boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Chingford and Woodford Green actually has a lower than average proportion of professional and managerial workers, and of adults with higher educational qualifications, but is is heavily owner occupied and over 90pc white. Lord Tebbit, the "Chingford Skinhead" will be relieved to know that his old seat has not deserted his brand of politics, even though the country has.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
The presence of Iain Duncan-Smith, who succeeded Lord Tebbit at Chingford in 1992, in Hague’s Shadow Cabinet as Defence spokesman, confirms the hard Eurosceptic orthodoxy of the contemporary Conservative Party. Fastidious and cerebral, he was one of the most active Maastricht rebels, is bone dry on the economy, and was anti-Nolan. Son of a World War Two Group Captain, he was Scots-born in 1954, educated at HMS Conway and Sandhurst and spent six years in the Scots Guards before becoming a GEC Marconi executive and military book publisher. He initially backed Redwood in 1997, running his campaign and then, hesitantly, opted for Hague, who put him straight into the Shadow Cabinet from the backbenches. He soon threatened to go if his line on the single currency was diluted.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 17.92% 14.99% 119.50
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 3.07% 2.49% 123.65
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.28% 7.27% 3.82
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 5.12% 2.56% 199.66
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 7.22% 2.04% 353.69
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.85% 3.94% 21.64
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 23.76% 13.04% 182.21
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 25.54% 12.70% 201.06
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.97% 8.14% 48.77
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 5.75% 4.02% 142.95
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.04% 3.19% 95.34
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.07% 11.31% 9.49
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.49% 3.06% 48.62
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.64% 2.52% 25.60
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.27% 2.10% 13.03
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 5.40% 9.41% 57.40
£5-10K 10.55% 16.63% 63.42
£10-15K 12.48% 16.58% 75.25
£15-20K 12.01% 13.58% 88.45
£20-25K 10.57% 10.39% 101.66
£25-30K 8.89% 7.77% 114.31
£30-35K 7.31% 5.79% 126.17
£35-40K 5.94% 4.33% 137.15
£40-45K 4.81% 3.27% 147.26
£45-50K 3.89% 2.48% 156.52
£50-55K 3.14% 1.90% 165.01
£55-60K 2.55% 1.47% 172.77
£60-65K 2.07% 1.15% 179.89
£65-70K 1.69% 0.91% 186.41
£70-75K 1.38% 0.72% 192.39
£75-80K 1.14% 0.57% 197.89
£80-85K 0.94% 0.46% 202.95
£85-90K 0.78% 0.37% 207.61
£90-95K 0.65% 0.31% 211.92
£95-100K 0.54% 0.25% 215.90
£100K + 3.15% 1.34% 234.20

Local Map of the constituency
Chingford & Woodford Green - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Chingford & Woodford Green - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.64%) Liberal Democrat (1.19%)
Conservative (- 13.91%)
Conservative (0.73%) Liberal Democrat (0.03%)
Labour (-  1.25%)
Con - 13.91%
Lab 13.64%
LD 1.19%
Con 0.73%
Lab - 1.25%
LD 0.03%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Iain Duncan-Smith
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (48.22%) 17,834 48.22%
Lab Labour (33.39%) 12,347 33.39%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.52%) 5,739 15.52%
Oth Other (2.87%) 1,062 2.87%
Maj Majority (14.84%) 5,487 14.84%
Turn Turnout (58.47%) 36,982 58.47%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Iain Duncan-Smith
Conservative hold
LD John Beanse 5,739 15.52%
C Iain Duncan-Smith 17,834 48.22%
BNP Jean Griffin 1,062 2.87%
L Jessica Webb 12,347 33.39%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Iain Duncan Smith
Conservative
Con Conservative (47.49%) 21,109 47.49%
Lab Labour (34.64%) 15,395 34.64%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.49%) 6,885 15.49%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (2.38%) 1,059 2.38%
Maj Majority (12.86%) 5,714 12.86%
Turn Turnout (70.66%) 44,448 70.66%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (61.40%) 30,656 61.40%
Lab Labour (21.00%) 10,455 21.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.30%) 7,154 14.30%
Oth Other (3.30%) 1,636 3.30%
Maj Majority (40.50%) 20,201 40.50%
Turn Turnout (78.45%) 49,901 78.45%

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