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Cumbernauld & Kilsyth
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The new town of Cumbernauld is set on a windy hill 15 miles north east of Glasgow. To outsiders it is probably still best known as the setting for Bill Forsyth's film Gregory's Girl. For parliamentary purposes it is linked with the smaller, older town of Kilsyth on the northern bank of the river Kelvin. This has always been a safe Labour seat, although the SNP have been active challengers in the local elections here (now North Lanarkshire unitary authoiity), but they did not come especially close (14pc) to Labour in the Edinburgh Parliament elections of 1999 and Rosemary McKenna looks safe.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Rosemary McKenna won here in 1997 having been a local councillor for 13 years. A Blairite moderniser in a Scottish Labour Party stuffed with Old Labour, she helped screen Labour’s candidates for the Scottish Parliament and so helped create the Denis Canavan problem and a nearly-lost byelection at Falkirk. A keen advocate of a devolved parliament and of gender balance within it, she also backs ‘welfare to work’ from experience of her own impoverished childhood. Born 1941, educated at St Augustine’s (RC) Comprehensive School and Notre Dame College of Education, she was a primary school teacher for 20 years, after 7 years as a secretary, and is one of Blair’s Scottish pit props.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.53% 14.99% 16.84
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.12% 2.13% 5.47
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 12.99% 4.43% 293.66
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.89% 7.27% 122.19
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.85% 2.56% 150.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.32% 3.94% 8.15
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.53% 13.04% 4.04
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 14.68% 12.70% 115.57
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.45% 8.14% 30.10
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.50% 4.02% 12.47
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.92% 3.19% 91.65
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 40.98% 11.31% 362.34
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 6.24% 3.06% 203.73
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.52% 2.52% 99.98
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.49% 2.10% 23.26
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 8.99% 9.41% 95.51
£5-10K 16.92% 16.63% 101.76
£10-15K 17.27% 16.58% 104.19
£15-20K 14.22% 13.58% 104.67
£20-25K 10.81% 10.39% 104.06
£25-30K 7.99% 7.77% 102.81
£30-35K 5.86% 5.79% 101.19
£35-40K 4.30% 4.33% 99.33
£40-45K 3.18% 3.27% 97.32
£45-50K 2.36% 2.48% 95.22
£50-55K 1.77% 1.90% 93.08
£55-60K 1.34% 1.47% 90.91
£60-65K 1.02% 1.15% 88.74
£65-70K 0.78% 0.91% 86.59
£70-75K 0.61% 0.72% 84.46
£75-80K 0.47% 0.57% 82.38
£80-85K 0.37% 0.46% 80.33
£85-90K 0.29% 0.37% 78.33
£90-95K 0.23% 0.31% 76.38
£95-100K 0.19% 0.25% 74.48
£100K + 0.85% 1.34% 63.03

Local Map of the constituency
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (4.69%)
Conservative (-  4.52%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.00%) SNP (-  1.10%)
Liberal Democrat (2.71%) SNP (1.24%)
Conservative (-  1.86%) Labour (-  4.33%)
Con - 4.52%
Lab 4.69%
LD - 2.00%
SNP - 1.10%
Con - 1.86%
Lab - 4.33%
LD 2.71%
SNP 1.24%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Rosemary McKenna
Labour hold
Con Conservative (4.92%) 1,460 4.92%
Lab Labour (54.36%) 16,144 54.36%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.51%) 1,934 6.51%
SNP SNP (29.04%) 8,624 29.04%
Oth Other (5.18%) 1,537 5.18%
Maj Majority (25.32%) 7,520 25.32%
Turn Turnout (59.71%) 29,699 59.71%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Rosemary McKenna
Labour hold
SSP Kenny McEwan 1,287 4.33%
SNP David McGlashan 8,624 29.04%
L Rosemary McKenna 16,144 54.36%
LD John O'Donnell 1,934 6.51%
C Alison Ross 1,460 4.92%
SR Thomas Taylor 250 0.84%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Rosemary McKenna
Labour
Con Conservative (6.78%) 2,441 6.78%
Lab Labour (58.69%) 21,141 58.69%
LD Liberal Democrat (3.80%) 1,368 3.80%
SNP SNP (27.80%) 10,013 27.80%
Ref Referendum (0.30%) 107 0.30%
Oth Other (2.65%) 954 2.65%
Maj Majority (30.89%) 11,128 30.89%
Turn Turnout (75.00%) 36,024 75.00%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (11.30%) 4,143 11.30%
Lab Labour (54.00%) 19,855 54.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (5.80%) 2,118 5.80%
SNP SNP (28.90%) 10,640 28.90%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (25.10%) 9,215 25.10%
Turn Turnout (77.95%) 36,756 77.95%

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