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Cunninghame South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
South is safer than its northern counterpart, and there is little pretty here. The seat is based on the New Town of Irvine, which never grew to its allotted targets, and some working class territory inland in the Garnock valley. Brian Donohoe won by 42pc from the SNP in 1997 and in the 1999 Holyrood parliament contest Labour's candidate, whose name was Oldfather, won easily from the Nationalist challenger who was Russell and the Conservative who was Tosh.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour MP Brian Donohoe’s fame-for-15-minutes came in May 1997 when Tony Blair phoned to offer him a job as junior agriculture minister before he realised he wasn’t talking to Lord (Bernard) Donaghue. A former draughtsman and NALGO official, first elected here in 1992, he was born in 1948, educated at Irvine Royal Academy and Kilmarnock Technical College. He has called for Scottish railways to be under the Scottish Parliament and for rail part-renationalisation.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.56% 14.99% 17.07
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.37% 2.13% 17.59
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.02% 2.49% 0.72
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.22% 4.43% 185.70
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.35% 7.27% 114.73
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.90% 2.56% 35.19
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.27% 3.94% 6.85
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.94% 13.04% 7.20
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.19% 12.70% 48.71
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.39% 8.14% 66.22
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.98% 4.02% 24.27
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.62% 3.19% 239.16
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 42.37% 11.31% 374.62
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 6.48% 3.06% 211.47
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 9.35% 2.52% 371.36
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 11.49% 9.41% 122.05
£5-10K 19.56% 16.63% 117.60
£10-15K 18.43% 16.58% 111.14
£15-20K 14.19% 13.58% 104.43
£20-25K 10.20% 10.39% 98.15
£25-30K 7.19% 7.77% 92.47
£30-35K 5.06% 5.79% 87.40
£35-40K 3.59% 4.33% 82.87
£40-45K 2.57% 3.27% 78.80
£45-50K 1.86% 2.48% 75.13
£50-55K 1.37% 1.90% 71.79
£55-60K 1.01% 1.47% 68.75
£60-65K 0.76% 1.15% 65.96
£65-70K 0.57% 0.91% 63.39
£70-75K 0.44% 0.72% 61.02
£75-80K 0.34% 0.57% 58.81
£80-85K 0.26% 0.46% 56.76
£85-90K 0.21% 0.37% 54.85
£90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 53.05
£95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 51.37
£100K + 0.57% 1.34% 42.77

Local Map of the constituency
Cunninghame South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Cunninghame South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.83%)
Conservative (-  6.22%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.67%) SNP (-  3.42%)
Liberal Democrat (2.95%)
Conservative (-  0.50%) Labour (-  4.09%) SNP (-  2.23%)
Con - 6.22%
Lab 9.83%
LD - 1.67%
SNP - 3.42%
Con - 0.50%
Lab - 4.09%
LD 2.95%
SNP - 2.23%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian Donohoe
Labour hold
Con Conservative (9.58%) 2,682 9.58%
Lab Labour (58.64%) 16,424 58.64%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.48%) 2,094 7.48%
SNP SNP (18.54%) 5,194 18.54%
Oth Other (5.77%) 1,615 5.77%
Maj Majority (40.09%) 11,230 40.09%
Turn Turnout (56.04%) 28,009 56.04%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian Donohoe
Labour hold
LD John Boyd 2,094 7.48%
SSP Rosemary Byrne 1,233 4.40%
SL Bobby Cochrane 382 1.36%
L Brian Donohoe 16,424 58.64%
SNP Bill Kidd 5,194 18.54%
C Pam Paterson 2,682 9.58%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Brian Donohoe
Labour
Con Conservative (10.08%) 3,571 10.08%
Lab Labour (62.73%) 22,233 62.73%
LD Liberal Democrat (4.53%) 1,604 4.53%
SNP SNP (20.78%) 7,364 20.78%
Ref Referendum (0.50%) 178 0.50%
Oth Other (1.39%) 494 1.39%
Maj Majority (41.95%) 14,869 41.95%
Turn Turnout (71.54%) 35,444 71.54%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (16.30%) 6,070 16.30%
Lab Labour (52.90%) 19,687 52.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.20%) 2,299 6.20%
SNP SNP (24.20%) 9,007 24.20%
Oth Other (0.30%) 128 0.30%
Maj Majority (28.70%) 10,680 28.70%
Turn Turnout (74.76%) 37,191 74.76%

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