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Clydesdale
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Clydesdale is yet another seat in industrial central Scotland where the result is predictable: Labour first, SNP second, the rest nowhere. This seat is based on the old Lanark, and its politics shaped by the former coalmining area around Lesmahagow and Douglas, along with Carluke and Stonehouse, although Lanark itself has more the area of a county - and almost country town -and the seat stretches across over 100,000 hectares of thinly populated countryside and moorland as far as the isolated little town of Biggar. Carstairs Junction, where the train lines from the south for Glasgow and Edinburgh diverge, is also in the seat. But Clydesdale is on the main and direct line for another scheduled Labour win.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Jimmy Hood, low-slung, barrel-chested and built like a bouncer, is about as wide as he is long, and a collector’s item as one of only 12 ex-NUM-sponsored MPs in a PLP of 418 (in 1997). Born 1948, locally schooled at Lesmahagow and Motherwell Technical College (and later day-release at Nottingham University), he worked for 23 years as a miner, mostly on the Notts coalfield. As a pro-European Commons chairman he has allowed his Campaign Group membership to lapse.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.46% 14.99% 63.11
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.82% 2.13% 179.86
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.76% 2.49% 70.87
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.11% 4.43% 115.52
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 13.89% 7.27% 191.01
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.95% 2.56% 36.90
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.19% 2.04% 9.07
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.32% 3.94% 8.11
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.71% 13.04% 51.46
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.47% 12.70% 50.93
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.04% 8.14% 98.69
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.85% 4.02% 21.07
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.98% 3.19% 187.75
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 26.76% 11.31% 236.60
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.60% 3.06% 150.37
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.92% 2.52% 195.26
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.17% 0.06% 268.58
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 9.45% 9.41% 100.39
£5-10K 16.30% 16.63% 98.03
£10-15K 16.51% 16.58% 99.60
£15-20K 13.82% 13.58% 101.77
£20-25K 10.75% 10.39% 103.48
£25-30K 8.11% 7.77% 104.38
£30-35K 6.05% 5.79% 104.47
£35-40K 4.50% 4.33% 103.85
£40-45K 3.35% 3.27% 102.69
£45-50K 2.51% 2.48% 101.14
£50-55K 1.89% 1.90% 99.31
£55-60K 1.43% 1.47% 97.31
£60-65K 1.10% 1.15% 95.21
£65-70K 0.84% 0.91% 93.07
£70-75K 0.65% 0.72% 90.94
£75-80K 0.51% 0.57% 88.83
£80-85K 0.40% 0.46% 86.77
£85-90K 0.32% 0.37% 84.77
£90-95K 0.25% 0.31% 82.84
£95-100K 0.20% 0.25% 80.98
£100K + 0.95% 1.34% 70.64

Local Map of the constituency
Clydesdale - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Clydesdale - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.94%) Liberal Democrat (0.16%)
Conservative (-  7.11%) SNP (-  0.97%)
Liberal Democrat (2.40%) SNP (4.11%)
Conservative (-  3.12%) Labour (-  5.91%)
Con - 7.11%
Lab 7.94%
LD 0.16%
SNP - 0.97%
Con - 3.12%
Lab - 5.91%
LD 2.40%
SNP 4.11%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jimmy Hood
Labour hold
Con Conservative (13.17%) 5,034 13.17%
Lab Labour (46.63%) 17,822 46.63%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.76%) 4,111 10.76%
SNP SNP (26.24%) 10,028 26.24%
Oth Other (3.21%) 1,227 3.21%
Maj Majority (20.39%) 7,794 20.39%
Turn Turnout (59.33%) 38,222 59.33%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jimmy Hood
Labour hold
SSP Paul Cochshott 974 2.55%
LD Moira Craig 4,111 10.76%
L Jimmy Hood 17,822 46.63%
UK Donald MacKay 253 0.66%
C Kevin Newton 5,034 13.17%
SNP Jim Wright 10,028 26.24%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Jimmy Hood
Labour
Con Conservative (16.29%) 7,396 16.29%
Lab Labour (52.54%) 23,859 52.54%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.36%) 3,796 8.36%
SNP SNP (22.13%) 10,050 22.13%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (0.68%) 311 0.68%
Maj Majority (30.41%) 13,809 30.41%
Turn Turnout (71.60%) 45,412 71.60%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (23.40%) 11,231 23.40%
Lab Labour (44.60%) 21,418 44.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.20%) 3,957 8.20%
SNP SNP (23.10%) 11,084 23.10%
Oth Other (0.70%) 342 0.70%
Maj Majority (21.20%) 10,187 21.20%
Turn Turnout (76.63%) 48,032 76.63%

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