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Denton & Reddish
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This Greater Manchester constituency brings together two elements, both safely Labour, from different metropolitan boroughs. From Tameside come Denton, Dukinfield and Audenshaw, from Stockport, Reddish. There have been some Tory votes in west Denton and Audenshaw, enough to win in a good year on the local council, but this has not happened for some time and they did not come close to winning any here in the last local elections in May 2000. Although owner occupied, the housing here is far from opulent and this remains a majority working class seat, which in the industrial north west of England after the 1997 election translates into a very strongly Labour seat with a current majority of 20,000 and no clouds on the horizon.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Andrew Bennett entered the Commons in 1974 and has been MP here since 1983. With a greying full beard and a high-pitched voice, he is one of Labourís geography teachers with the associated accoutrements of rambling and right-to-roaming. Before 1997 he was one of his partyís most rebellious backbenchers without actually being in the Campaign Group. Since 1997 he has rebelled on military action against Iraq, jury trial curbs, the Prime Ministerís right to nominate life peers, disability benefit cuts, and air traffic control sell-off. Born 1939, educated at Hulme Grammar School, Manchester and Birmingham University, he enjoyed thirteen years at the chalk face before reaching the Commons, where, it has been said, one can almost hear the sandals in his voice.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.12% 14.99% 0.83
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 2.01% 4.43% 45.50
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.03% 7.27% 165.41
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.18% 2.56% 7.15
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 13.66% 13.04% 104.74
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 35.87% 12.70% 282.37
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.18% 8.14% 161.90
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.13% 4.02% 3.27
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.59% 3.19% 238.14
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.25% 11.31% 90.66
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.08% 3.06% 100.54
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.89% 2.52% 74.95
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 9.63% 9.41% 102.33
£5-10K 18.96% 16.63% 114.01
£10-15K 19.21% 16.58% 115.87
£15-20K 15.27% 13.58% 112.42
£20-25K 11.05% 10.39% 106.34
£25-30K 7.71% 7.77% 99.18
£30-35K 5.32% 5.79% 91.81
£35-40K 3.67% 4.33% 84.67
£40-45K 2.55% 3.27% 77.98
£45-50K 1.78% 2.48% 71.82
£50-55K 1.26% 1.90% 66.22
£55-60K 0.90% 1.47% 61.15
£60-65K 0.65% 1.15% 56.58
£65-70K 0.48% 0.91% 52.46
£70-75K 0.35% 0.72% 48.75
£75-80K 0.26% 0.57% 45.41
£80-85K 0.20% 0.46% 42.39
£85-90K 0.15% 0.37% 39.66
£90-95K 0.11% 0.31% 37.18
£95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 34.94
£100K + 0.34% 1.34% 25.24

Local Map of the constituency
Denton & Reddish - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Denton & Reddish - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.40%) Liberal Democrat (3.28%)
Conservative (- 12.58%)
Conservative (-  1.73%) Labour (-  0.16%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.92%)
Con - 12.58%
Lab 12.40%
LD 3.28%
Con - 1.73%
Lab - 0.16%
LD - 0.92%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Bennett
Labour hold
Con Conservative (19.60%) 6,583 19.60%
Lab Labour (65.23%) 21,913 65.23%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.36%) 4,152 12.36%
Oth Other (2.81%) 945 2.81%
Maj Majority (45.63%) 15,330 45.63%
Turn Turnout (48.52%) 33,593 48.52%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Bennett
Labour hold
L Andrew Bennett 21,913 65.23%
UK Alan Cadwallender 945 2.81%
LD Roger Fletcher 4,152 12.36%
C Paul Newman 6,583 19.60%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andrew Bennett
Labour
Con Conservative (21.32%) 9,826 21.32%
Lab Labour (65.40%) 30,137 65.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.28%) 6,121 13.28%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (44.07%) 20,311 44.07%
Turn Turnout (66.92%) 46,084 66.92%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (33.90%) 18,010 33.90%
Lab Labour (53.00%) 28,164 53.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.00%) 5,298 10.00%
Oth Other (3.20%) 1,699 3.20%
Maj Majority (19.10%) 10,154 19.10%
Turn Turnout (75.14%) 53,171 75.14%

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