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Cleethorpes
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Labour took control of the new unitary authority of North East Lincolnshire (following the abolition of Humberside, long overdue in the minds of most residents here) in 1999, but only just; and it should be remembered that this body also includes the safe Labour Great Grimsby constituency as well as Cleethorpes, which was rated as a Tory-inclined marginal before its first contest on new boundaries in 1997, but was in fact won by Shona McIsaac by over 9,000 votes and 18pc. Cleethorpes is a seaside resort which also contains many of the better residential areas for Grimsby, into which it blends, and also the oil refineries of the deep sea port of Immingham, and Barton upon Humber at the southern end of the bridge. This is a mixed seat, but a loss here would betoken an unexpected ousting of Tony Blair's government, and no over riding local factors seem to impinge on that truth.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Shona Isaac, a former journalist on women’s magazines, and a product of an all-women shortlist, won here in 1997 after heavily targeting the Tory MP Michael Brown’s links with lobbyist Ian Greer. A staunch Blairite loyalist who pitches stooge questions, she focuses hard on constituency issues. Daughter of a Royal Navy cook, Scots born in 1960, and educated at military schools, secondary schools in Plymouth, and Durham University, she takes a class-war line on the House of Lords. She loyally defended closed lists in the Euro-elections, claiming that people only voted for the party, not individual candidates, and that she wouldn’t even vote for herself without the party label, an unlikely piece of self-abnegation.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 15.14% 14.99% 100.96
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 1.21% 2.13% 57.09
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.74% 2.49% 70.16
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.06% 4.43% 46.45
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.79% 7.27% 134.64
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.09% 3.94% 27.71
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 23.98% 13.04% 183.92
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 24.92% 12.70% 196.19
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.28% 8.14% 101.62
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.31% 4.02% 32.57
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.71% 3.19% 116.45
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.63% 11.31% 32.07
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.67% 3.06% 21.73
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.47% 2.52% 98.22
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 10.28% 9.41% 109.25
£5-10K 18.35% 16.63% 110.35
£10-15K 18.06% 16.58% 108.95
£15-20K 14.38% 13.58% 105.85
£20-25K 10.60% 10.39% 101.95
£25-30K 7.60% 7.77% 97.75
£30-35K 5.42% 5.79% 93.51
£35-40K 3.87% 4.33% 89.38
£40-45K 2.79% 3.27% 85.44
£45-50K 2.03% 2.48% 81.72
£50-55K 1.49% 1.90% 78.23
£55-60K 1.11% 1.47% 74.98
£60-65K 0.83% 1.15% 71.96
£65-70K 0.63% 0.91% 69.15
£70-75K 0.48% 0.72% 66.55
£75-80K 0.37% 0.57% 64.13
£80-85K 0.29% 0.46% 61.88
£85-90K 0.22% 0.37% 59.80
£90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 57.86
£95-100K 0.14% 0.25% 56.05
£100K + 0.63% 1.34% 47.19

Local Map of the constituency
Cleethorpes - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Cleethorpes - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.73%)
Conservative (- 14.55%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.32%)
Conservative (2.88%) Liberal Democrat (0.60%)
Labour (-  2.05%)
Con - 14.55%
Lab 15.73%
LD - 3.32%
Con 2.88%
Lab - 2.05%
LD 0.60%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Shona McIsaac
Labour hold
Con Conservative (36.33%) 15,412 36.33%
Lab Labour (49.58%) 21,032 49.58%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.98%) 5,082 11.98%
Oth Other (2.11%) 894 2.11%
Maj Majority (13.25%) 5,620 13.25%
Turn Turnout (62.02%) 42,420 62.02%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Shona McIsaac
Labour hold
UK Janet Hatton 894 2.11%
C Stephen Howd 15,412 36.33%
L Shona McIsaac 21,032 49.58%
LD Gordon Smith 5,082 11.98%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Shona McIsaac
Labour gain
Con Conservative (33.45%) 16,882 33.45%
Lab Labour (51.63%) 26,058 51.63%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.38%) 5,746 11.38%
Ref Referendum (3.54%) 1,787 3.54%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (18.18%) 9,176 18.18%
Turn Turnout (73.40%) 50,473 73.40%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (48.00%) 25,582 48.00%
Lab Labour (35.90%) 19,169 35.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.70%) 7,833 14.70%
Oth Other (1.40%) 751 1.40%
Maj Majority (12.00%) 6,413 12.00%
Turn Turnout (78.03%) 53,335 78.03%

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