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Delyn
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Delyn is a safe Labour seat on the north eastern edge of Wales, far from the Plaid Cymru Welsh speaking heartland. It includes Flint, which some might think sounds like a county town, and Mold, which was in fact the administrative headquarters of Clwyd until its abolition, and Holywell, and the rual hinterland which includes a number of villages among the scenic Clwydian hills. Over 80pc of the population here cannot speak Welsh, and the Conservatives retained second place ahead of Plaid Cymru in , but they only got half as many votes as the Labour winner, the former senior policewoman Alison Halford who was involved in a prominent case concerning internal victimisation and prejudice in the Merseyside force. Her new career has begun brightly.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Hanson won this seat for Labour in 1992. Son of a fork-lift truck driver, he was born in Liverpool in 1957, attended Verdin Comprehensive School, Winsford, and Hull University, is a former worker for the Spastics Society and Re-Solv, and campaigns on disability issues and on solvent abuse. A loyalist, he was swiftly promoted in government via the Whips Office, to the down-sized post-devolution Welsh Office where, in a two-man band, he is the one who represents the Merseyside end of the Principality. His wife narrowly lost the 1999 Eddisbury byelection.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 23.19% 14.99% 154.70
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.73% 2.13% 34.46
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.58% 2.49% 23.49
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.71% 4.43% 83.77
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 16.19% 7.27% 222.65
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 15.97% 13.04% 122.46
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 12.64% 12.70% 99.49
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.96% 8.14% 146.85
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.02% 4.02% 0.50
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.21% 3.19% 100.69
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.17% 11.31% 89.96
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.07% 3.06% 35.01
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.55% 2.52% 21.82
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 9.67% 9.41% 102.76
5-10K 17.21% 16.63% 103.44
10-15K 17.24% 16.58% 104.00
15-20K 14.12% 13.58% 103.97
20-25K 10.72% 10.39% 103.16
25-30K 7.91% 7.77% 101.68
30-35K 5.78% 5.79% 99.72
35-40K 4.22% 4.33% 97.44
40-45K 3.10% 3.27% 94.99
45-50K 2.30% 2.48% 92.48
50-55K 1.71% 1.90% 89.97
55-60K 1.29% 1.47% 87.51
60-65K 0.98% 1.15% 85.14
65-70K 0.75% 0.91% 82.86
70-75K 0.58% 0.72% 80.70
75-80K 0.45% 0.57% 78.64
80-85K 0.35% 0.46% 76.70
85-90K 0.28% 0.37% 74.87
90-95K 0.22% 0.31% 73.13
95-100K 0.18% 0.25% 71.50
100K + 0.85% 1.34% 63.02

Local Map of the constituency
Delyn - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Delyn - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.21%) Plaid Cymru (1.42%)
Conservative (- 12.91%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.53%)
Liberal Democrat (4.92%) Plaid Cymru (2.61%)
Conservative (-  0.07%) Labour (-  4.65%)
Con - 12.91%
Lab 9.21%
LD - 0.53%
PC 1.42%
Con - 0.07%
Lab - 4.65%
LD 4.92%
PC 2.61%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Hanson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (26.62%) 9,220 26.62%
Lab Labour (51.46%) 17,825 51.46%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.39%) 5,329 15.39%
PC Plaid Cymru (6.53%) 2,262 6.53%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (24.84%) 8,605 24.84%
Turn Turnout (63.28%) 34,636 63.28%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Hanson
Labour hold
C Paul Brierley 9,220 26.62%
L David Hanson 17,825 51.46%
LD Tudor Jones 5,329 15.39%
PC Paul Rowlinson 2,262 6.53%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Hanson
Labour
Con Conservative (26.69%) 10,607 26.69%
Lab Labour (56.11%) 22,300 56.11%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.47%) 4,160 10.47%
PC Plaid Cymru (3.92%) 1,558 3.92%
Ref Referendum (2.81%) 1,117 2.81%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (29.42%) 11,693 29.42%
Turn Turnout (74.02%) 39,742 74.02%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (39.60%) 17,428 39.60%
Lab Labour (46.90%) 20,606 46.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.00%) 4,822 11.00%
PC Plaid Cymru (2.50%) 1,116 2.50%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (7.20%) 3,178 7.20%
Turn Turnout (80.37%) 43,972 80.37%

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