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Dartford
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Conservatives must regain the marginal Dartford division of north Kent if they are to come near to knocking out Labour's overall majority. Recent evidence is mixed. In May 1999 Labour secured a majority in Dartford Borough elections of 9pc on a turnout of 34pc, but in June of that year the Tories were 7pc ahead in the Euro-elections. Given that the turnout then was even lower, at 21pc, and that this is one issue on which the Conservatives seem to have the pulse of the English voter, particularly in the south, it would seem that the Euro elections are the less likely to be a sound predictor of the 2001 General Election result, and that Labour's Howard Stoate may well hold on for a second term, along with his party and leader.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Dr Howard Stoate, a medical journalist, won here for Labour in 1997. A model Blairite, he has been a one-club politician in his four-square defence of Labourís record on the NHS. Born 1954, educated at Kingston Grammar School and Kingís College London, he was a hospital doctor and tutor, and currently keeps his hand in with a little general practice. For ten years a Dartford councillor, he has a good - if loquacious - bedside manner. He is challenged by Bob Dunn, the Tory who was Dartford's MP from 1979 until he was ousted at the last election. He was Minister for Schools for a four-year spell during the 1980s, before retreating to the backbenches where he served on various select committees. He was elected to Dartford Borough Council in May 1999 for the Longfield ward.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 14.19% 14.99% 94.62
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.49% 2.49% 19.66
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.39% 4.43% 31.33
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.59% 7.27% 118.08
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.48% 2.56% 174.67
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.62% 3.94% 15.84
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 23.98% 13.04% 183.93
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 21.94% 12.70% 172.72
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.83% 8.14% 83.87
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.92% 3.19% 123.17
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 12.46% 11.31% 110.17
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.10% 3.06% 36.02
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 8.32
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 5.89% 9.41% 62.56
£5-10K 12.58% 16.63% 75.65
£10-15K 14.73% 16.58% 88.83
£15-20K 13.61% 13.58% 100.19
£20-25K 11.37% 10.39% 109.38
£25-30K 9.06% 7.77% 116.60
£30-35K 7.08% 5.79% 122.16
£35-40K 5.48% 4.33% 126.38
£40-45K 4.23% 3.27% 129.52
£45-50K 3.27% 2.48% 131.81
£50-55K 2.54% 1.90% 133.44
£55-60K 1.98% 1.47% 134.54
£60-65K 1.56% 1.15% 135.23
£65-70K 1.23% 0.91% 135.60
£70-75K 0.98% 0.72% 135.71
£75-80K 0.78% 0.57% 135.63
£80-85K 0.63% 0.46% 135.40
£85-90K 0.51% 0.37% 135.04
£90-95K 0.41% 0.31% 134.59
£95-100K 0.34% 0.25% 134.07
£100K + 1.74% 1.34% 129.33

Local Map of the constituency
Dartford - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Dartford - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.41%)
Conservative (- 10.61%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.82%)
Conservative (0.61%)
Labour (-  0.26%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.77%)
Con - 10.61%
Lab 12.41%
LD - 2.82%
Con 0.61%
Lab - 0.26%
LD - 0.77%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Howard Stoate
Labour hold
Con Conservative (40.90%) 18,160 40.90%
Lab Labour (48.35%) 21,466 48.35%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.52%) 3,781 8.52%
Oth Other (2.23%) 989 2.23%
Maj Majority (7.45%) 3,306 7.45%
Turn Turnout (61.44%) 44,396 61.44%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Howard Stoate
Labour hold
UK Mark Croucher 989 2.23%
LD Keith Davenport 3,781 8.52%
C Graham Morgan 18,160 40.90%
L Howard Stoate 21,466 48.35%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Howard Stoate
Labour gain
Con Conservative (40.29%) 20,950 40.29%
Lab Labour (48.61%) 25,278 48.61%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.28%) 4,827 9.28%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (1.81%) 943 1.81%
Maj Majority (8.32%) 4,328 8.32%
Turn Turnout (74.57%) 51,998 74.57%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (50.90%) 28,796 50.90%
Lab Labour (36.20%) 20,482 36.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.10%) 6,873 12.10%
Oth Other (0.80%) 468 0.80%
Maj Majority (14.70%) 8,314 14.70%
Turn Turnout (82.87%) 56,619 82.87%

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