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Derby North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
In theory a potential Conservative gain in Derbyshire, Derby North should be watched carefully, as local election results from Derby unitary authority in 1999 and 2000 were very close overall in the wards making up the seat. However, the turnout, especially in Labour strongholds like Abbey (14.8pc, May 2000) and Derwent (17.6pc) were very low, and if this is even modestly boosted Bob Laxton must be favourite to secure a second victory in a seat which has been Tory more often than not in the last three decades.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Bob Laxton came to the Commons in 1997 from Labourís depleted proletarian wing, Derby-born in 1944 and schooled at Allestree Woodlands Secondary Modern and at technical college and working as a telephones engineer for 36 years. On Derby Council for 18 years, he led it for three. A loyalist, if bearing one of the PLPís 43 (as at 1997) beards, he is the complete local-boy made good with his job being to protect Derbyís Rolls Royce and train-making factories.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.19% 14.99% 61.30
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 3.05% 2.49% 122.64
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 12.39% 4.43% 280.05
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.20% 7.27% 85.26
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.02% 2.56% 39.87
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.15% 2.04% 7.14
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 3.11% 3.94% 78.78
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 10.65% 13.04% 81.68
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 18.73% 12.70% 147.41
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 15.49% 8.14% 190.20
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 4.49% 4.02% 111.60
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.72% 3.19% 148.12
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 8.18% 11.31% 72.32
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.95% 3.06% 63.69
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.69% 2.52% 27.39
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 11.39% 9.41% 120.98
£5-10K 19.10% 16.63% 114.85
£10-15K 17.96% 16.58% 108.33
£15-20K 13.95% 13.58% 102.70
£20-25K 10.18% 10.39% 97.94
£25-30K 7.29% 7.77% 93.80
£30-35K 5.22% 5.79% 90.09
£35-40K 3.76% 4.33% 86.68
£40-45K 2.73% 3.27% 83.48
£45-50K 2.00% 2.48% 80.45
£50-55K 1.48% 1.90% 77.56
£55-60K 1.10% 1.47% 74.79
£60-65K 0.83% 1.15% 72.14
£65-70K 0.63% 0.91% 69.61
£70-75K 0.48% 0.72% 67.19
£75-80K 0.37% 0.57% 64.87
£80-85K 0.29% 0.46% 62.66
£85-90K 0.23% 0.37% 60.55
£90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 58.54
£95-100K 0.14% 0.25% 56.63
£100K + 0.62% 1.34% 46.44

Local Map of the constituency
Derby North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Derby North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.26%)
Conservative (- 14.15%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.59%)
Conservative (0.78%) Liberal Democrat (5.08%)
Labour (-  2.28%)
Con - 14.15%
Lab 12.26%
LD - 0.59%
Con 0.78%
Lab - 2.28%
LD 5.08%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bob Laxton
Labour hold
Con Conservative (35.03%) 15,433 35.03%
Lab Labour (50.88%) 22,415 50.88%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.09%) 6,206 14.09%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (15.85%) 6,982 15.85%
Turn Turnout (57.60%) 44,054 57.60%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bob Laxton
Labour hold
LD Robert Charlesworth 6,206 14.09%
C Barrie Holden 15,433 35.03%
L Bob Laxton 22,415 50.88%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Bob Laxton
Labour gain
Con Conservative (34.25%) 19,229 34.25%
Lab Labour (53.16%) 29,844 53.16%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.01%) 5,059 9.01%
Ref Referendum (3.23%) 1,816 3.23%
Oth Other (0.35%) 195 0.35%
Maj Majority (18.91%) 10,615 18.91%
Turn Turnout (73.76%) 56,143 73.76%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (48.40%) 28,574 48.40%
Lab Labour (40.90%) 24,121 40.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.60%) 5,638 9.60%
Oth Other (1.20%) 686 1.20%
Maj Majority (7.50%) 4,453 7.50%
Turn Turnout (80.41%) 59,019 80.41%

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