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Clwyd South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The editor of the Spectator and Telegraph columnist Boris Johnson fought Clwyd South for the Tories in 1997, being blessed with 23pc of the vote to Labour's 58pc; but he will do much better next time; Boris has moved to take over Henley on Thames from Michael Heseltine. This is quite a move. Clwyd South contains a mixture of hill farming and small market towns, some dramatic hill scenery around Llangollen and Corwen, and the very solidly Labour indutrial area around Chirk and Ruabon, which includes former coal mining territory, and chemical plants alongside more modern industrial estates.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour’s Martyn Jones, MP here since 1987, is shaggy-haired, bearded and floppy bow-tied, more in the manner of a President of the Royal Academy than of backbench lobby fodder. Tipped off the frontbenches after voting for Prescott, not Blair, in 1994, he claims - as a microbiologist - to have identified the cause of BSE in 1990, and offends against political correctness as a Commons opponent of gun control. Born 1947, educated at Grove Park Grammar School, Wrexham, and a host of polytechnics, he speaks ‘schoolboy Welsh’ in a seat where one in four claim to speak it properly.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.45% 14.99% 63.02
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 12.05% 2.13% 566.64
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.05% 2.49% 2.07
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.78% 4.43% 17.71
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.21% 7.27% 85.43
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 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 15.61% 13.04% 119.71
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 13.87% 12.70% 109.22
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 17.53% 8.14% 215.22
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.32% 4.02% 32.72
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.67% 3.19% 177.96
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 14.79% 11.31% 130.74
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.30% 3.06% 9.72
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.38% 2.52% 94.34
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 11.15% 9.41% 118.45
£5-10K 19.20% 16.63% 115.44
£10-15K 18.29% 16.58% 110.33
£15-20K 14.24% 13.58% 104.83
£20-25K 10.32% 10.39% 99.31
£25-30K 7.31% 7.77% 93.96
£30-35K 5.15% 5.79% 88.91
£35-40K 3.65% 4.33% 84.21
£40-45K 2.61% 3.27% 79.90
£45-50K 1.89% 2.48% 75.96
£50-55K 1.38% 1.90% 72.39
£55-60K 1.02% 1.47% 69.16
£60-65K 0.76% 1.15% 66.23
£65-70K 0.58% 0.91% 63.58
£70-75K 0.44% 0.72% 61.17
£75-80K 0.34% 0.57% 58.97
£80-85K 0.26% 0.46% 56.97
£85-90K 0.21% 0.37% 55.13
£90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 53.45
£95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 51.89
£100K + 0.60% 1.34% 44.48

Local Map of the constituency
Clwyd South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Clwyd South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.35%)
Conservative (-  7.12%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.75%) Plaid Cymru (-  1.65%)
Conservative (1.75%) Liberal Democrat (0.87%) Plaid Cymru (5.54%)
Labour (-  6.75%)
Con - 7.12%
Lab 8.35%
LD - 1.75%
PC - 1.65%
Con 1.75%
Lab - 6.75%
LD 0.87%
PC 5.54%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Martyn Jones
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.84%) 8,319 24.84%
Lab Labour (51.40%) 17,217 51.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.23%) 3,426 10.23%
PC Plaid Cymru (11.89%) 3,982 11.89%
Oth Other (1.65%) 552 1.65%
Maj Majority (26.56%) 8,898 26.56%
Turn Turnout (62.40%) 33,496 62.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Martyn Jones
Labour hold
C Tom Biggins 8,319 24.84%
PC Dyfed Edwards 3,982 11.89%
LD David Griffiths 3,426 10.23%
L Martyn Jones 17,217 51.40%
UK Edwina Theunissen 552 1.65%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Martyn Jones
Labour
Con Conservative (23.08%) 9,091 23.08%
Lab Labour (58.15%) 22,901 58.15%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.35%) 3,684 9.35%
PC Plaid Cymru (6.35%) 2,500 6.35%
Ref Referendum (3.06%) 1,207 3.06%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (35.07%) 13,810 35.07%
Turn Turnout (73.62%) 39,383 73.62%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (30.20%) 12,897 30.20%
Lab Labour (49.80%) 21,229 49.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.10%) 4,727 11.10%
PC Plaid Cymru (8.00%) 3,394 8.00%
Oth Other (0.90%) 390 0.90%
Maj Majority (19.50%) 8,332 19.50%
Turn Turnout (79.01%) 42,637 79.01%

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