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Coventry North East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
North East has been within living memory and according to recorded evidence the most favourable quadrant of the West Midlands city to the Labour party. 1997 proved no exception, as Bob Ainsworth won with a majority of over 22,500, the highest anywhere in the city since the end of World War Two, after a massive 16.6pc rise in the Labour share of the vote. The neighbourhoods are varied, but mainly solid for Labour: Foleshill ward north of the city centre contains the massive Courtaulds works and over 50pc of its residents are non-white, mostly of Indian origin. Henley, on the other hand, is a peripheral ward with Coventry's highest proportion of council housing (35pc in 1991). there are some Conservative voters in wards like Wyken, but even in a relatively good year for them like 2000 they could only win in it in the May council elections by 54 votes. There may be a swing back to the Tories in 2001, but it will barely dent the edifice Labour have constructed here.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Bob Ainsworth, a Labour Whip for five years until 2001, comes, as Labour Whips habitually do, from his party’s proletarian core, as a former Jaguar sheet metal worker and shop steward. A former deputy leader of Coventry Council, born 1952, educated at Foxford Comprehensive School, he was elected first here in 1992 as a safe replacement for the hard left Campaign Group rebel, John Hughes. In January 2001 he benefited from the reshuffle after the second going of Peter Mandelson by becoming a junior minister at the Department of Environment, Transport & the Regions.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.15% 4.43% 3.47
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 4.24% 7.27% 58.27
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.40% 2.56% 54.40
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.98% 3.94% 24.86
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.81% 13.04% 6.21
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 45.14% 12.70% 355.38
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.82% 8.14% 46.91
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.46% 4.02% 61.17
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.25% 3.19% 102.11
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 21.64% 11.31% 191.29
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.34% 3.06% 109.05
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 8.07% 2.52% 320.49
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 4.70% 2.10% 223.86
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 14.24% 9.41% 151.22
£5-10K 22.24% 16.63% 133.72
£10-15K 19.58% 16.58% 118.13
£15-20K 14.19% 13.58% 104.47
£20-25K 9.62% 10.39% 92.56
£25-30K 6.39% 7.77% 82.20
£30-35K 4.24% 5.79% 73.24
£35-40K 2.84% 4.33% 65.50
£40-45K 1.92% 3.27% 58.81
£45-50K 1.32% 2.48% 53.03
£50-55K 0.91% 1.90% 48.02
£55-60K 0.64% 1.47% 43.67
£60-65K 0.46% 1.15% 39.88
£65-70K 0.33% 0.91% 36.55
£70-75K 0.24% 0.72% 33.63
£75-80K 0.18% 0.57% 31.05
£80-85K 0.13% 0.46% 28.77
£85-90K 0.10% 0.37% 26.74
£90-95K 0.08% 0.31% 24.93
£95-100K 0.06% 0.25% 23.31
£100K + 0.22% 1.34% 16.58

Local Map of the constituency
Coventry North East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Coventry North East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (16.65%)
Conservative (-  8.69%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.46%)
Liberal Democrat (3.13%)
Conservative (-  0.56%) Labour (-  5.23%)
Con - 8.69%
Lab 16.65%
LD - 2.46%
Con - 0.56%
Lab - 5.23%
LD 3.13%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bob Ainsworth
Labour hold
Con Conservative (18.75%) 6,988 18.75%
Lab Labour (61.02%) 22,739 61.02%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.17%) 4,163 11.17%
Oth Other (9.06%) 3,375 9.06%
Maj Majority (42.27%) 15,751 42.27%
Turn Turnout (50.36%) 37,265 50.36%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bob Ainsworth
Labour hold
L Bob Ainsworth 22,739 61.02%
C Gordon Bell 6,988 18.75%
SA Dave Nellist 2,638 7.08%
LD Geoffrey Sewards 4,163 11.17%
BNP Edward Sheppard 737 1.98%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Bob Ainsworth
Labour
Con Conservative (19.31%) 9,287 19.31%
Lab Labour (66.25%) 31,856 66.25%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.04%) 3,866 8.04%
Ref Referendum (2.34%) 1,125 2.34%
Oth Other (4.06%) 1,951 4.06%
Maj Majority (46.94%) 22,569 46.94%
Turn Turnout (64.74%) 48,085 64.74%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (28.00%) 15,854 28.00%
Lab Labour (49.60%) 28,083 49.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.50%) 5,948 10.50%
Oth Other (11.80%) 6,696 11.80%
Maj Majority (21.60%) 12,229 21.60%
Turn Turnout (72.84%) 56,581 72.84%

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