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Chorley
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Yet another Lancashire marginal gained by Labour in 1997, Chorley seems a safer hold next time that some seats nearby, at least when analysing the results of very recent local elections. Whereas the Conservatives seized almost every ward in Hyndburn and Rossendale in May 2000, they only took 7 of the 16 available in Chorley Borough, and outpolled Labour by only 3pc across the 16 wards contested. This suggests that Lindsay Hoyle (son of Doug, the former Warrington MP) is in a strong position to resist the nine per cent negative swing needed to lose the Chorley seat.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Born into a life of politics as an MPís son, if bearing little physical resemblance to his father Doug (now Lord) Hoyle, Lindsay Hoyle won Chorley for Labour in 1997. He proceeded to act as a local ambassador on job protection in aerospace, textiles and Royal Ordnance and defence of northwestern regionalist interests. Chubby-faced and beaky-nosed with a partly poshed-up version of his fatherís voice, he was born in 1957, educated at Bolton School and FE college and owned a printing business. His ambivalent name must be blamed on his father who is of the generation who knew of the Australian cricket captain, Lindsay Hassett. In the wake of Princess Dianaís death he called for Heathrow Airport to be named after her.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 22.54% 14.99% 150.31
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.48% 2.49% 19.31
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.67% 4.43% 195.93
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 17.05% 7.27% 234.39
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.17% 2.56% 6.48
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.80% 3.94% 20.21
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.57% 13.04% 104.11
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 17.26% 12.70% 135.86
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.44% 8.14% 79.09
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.32% 4.02% 32.84
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.52% 3.19% 78.98
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 8.47% 11.31% 74.84
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.20% 3.06% 6.39
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.50% 2.52% 19.70
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.03% 0.06% 53.94
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 7.35% 9.41% 78.07
£5-10K 14.95% 16.63% 89.86
£10-15K 16.06% 16.58% 96.89
£15-20K 13.81% 13.58% 101.70
£20-25K 10.93% 10.39% 105.17
£25-30K 8.38% 7.77% 107.75
£30-35K 6.35% 5.79% 109.68
£35-40K 4.81% 4.33% 111.12
£40-45K 3.66% 3.27% 112.17
£45-50K 2.80% 2.48% 112.90
£50-55K 2.16% 1.90% 113.38
£55-60K 1.68% 1.47% 113.66
£60-65K 1.31% 1.15% 113.78
£65-70K 1.03% 0.91% 113.75
£70-75K 0.82% 0.72% 113.62
£75-80K 0.65% 0.57% 113.40
£80-85K 0.52% 0.46% 113.10
£85-90K 0.42% 0.37% 112.74
£90-95K 0.34% 0.31% 112.33
£95-100K 0.28% 0.25% 111.89
£100K + 1.45% 1.34% 107.92

Local Map of the constituency
Chorley - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Chorley - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.44%)
Conservative (-  9.86%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.51%)
Liberal Democrat (2.71%)
Conservative (-  1.23%) Labour (-  0.72%)
Con - 9.86%
Lab 11.44%
LD - 3.51%
Con - 1.23%
Lab - 0.72%
LD 2.71%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Lindsay Hoyle
Labour hold
Con Conservative (34.71%) 16,644 34.71%
Lab Labour (52.32%) 25,088 52.32%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.20%) 5,372 11.20%
Oth Other (1.77%) 848 1.77%
Maj Majority (17.61%) 8,444 17.61%
Turn Turnout (62.25%) 47,952 62.25%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Lindsay Hoyle
Labour hold
C Peter Booth 16,644 34.71%
LD Stephen Fenn 5,372 11.20%
UK Graham Frost 848 1.77%
L Lindsay Hoyle 25,088 52.32%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Lindsay Hoyle
Labour gain
Con Conservative (35.94%) 20,737 35.94%
Lab Labour (53.04%) 30,607 53.04%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.49%) 4,900 8.49%
Ref Referendum (2.29%) 1,319 2.29%
Oth Other (0.25%) 143 0.25%
Maj Majority (17.10%) 9,870 17.10%
Turn Turnout (77.58%) 57,706 77.58%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.80%) 27,752 45.80%
Lab Labour (41.60%) 25,228 41.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.00%) 7,249 12.00%
Oth Other (0.60%) 373 0.60%
Maj Majority (4.20%) 2,524 4.20%
Turn Turnout (82.41%) 60,602 82.41%

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