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Derbyshire South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The previous MP Edwina Currie seems long gone, for all her eyecatching qualities during her 14 year tenure here from 1983-97, and Labour's polished and smart MP Mark Todd should establish himself firmly here at the Midlands end of the county (those from north Derbyshire resolutely deny that they are Midlanders and support soccer teams from Manchester or occasionally Sheffield not Derby or Nottingham). Ms Currie suffered a very large haemorrhage of support, almost 16pc, but this is more likely to be due to national and regional effects (Derby South's figure was almost identical) and the intervention of two anti-European candidates than to any particular personal unpopularity. The seat is a mixture of traditional Labour in the former coalfield around Swadlincote (described by one local, the late travel writer Rene Cutforth, as a "hole in the ground" in the old days) together with more Conservative country (Melbourne, Repton with its public school) and a couple of mixed wards on the southern edge of Derby.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Mark Todd, winner here in 1997, is a big, burly, bushy-moustached man with a Tory-style educational pedigree of public school and Cambridge (Sherborne and Emmanuel) and, indeed, a Tory MP grandfather. A former IT director in publishing, he cuts a commonsensical figure as a would-be reformer of the CAP and CSA, and has actually defended the Government’s part privatisation of air traffic control and opposed regulation of the use of dietary supplements (such as vitamin B6), believing individuals should make judgements for themselves. It has been said ‘he expounds Labour policy with friendly gravitas’ (Observer).
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 17.67% 14.99% 117.86
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.47% 2.13% 22.25
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.86% 2.49% 34.56
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.50% 4.43% 101.75
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.04% 7.27% 165.52
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.07% 2.56% 2.64
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.27% 3.94% 6.75
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 16.43% 13.04% 125.99
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 24.60% 12.70% 193.70
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.27% 8.14% 162.90
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.16% 4.02% 3.96
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.89% 3.19% 121.99
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.47% 11.31% 48.37
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.14% 3.06% 4.42
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.05% 2.52% 2.14
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.12% 0.06% 187.87
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 8.94% 9.41% 95.02
£5-10K 17.31% 16.63% 104.10
£10-15K 17.67% 16.58% 106.61
£15-20K 14.42% 13.58% 106.16
£20-25K 10.82% 10.39% 104.16
£25-30K 7.88% 7.77% 101.38
£30-35K 5.69% 5.79% 98.28
£35-40K 4.12% 4.33% 95.11
£40-45K 3.00% 3.27% 92.01
£45-50K 2.21% 2.48% 89.04
£50-55K 1.64% 1.90% 86.25
£55-60K 1.23% 1.47% 83.64
£60-65K 0.93% 1.15% 81.21
£65-70K 0.72% 0.91% 78.95
£70-75K 0.55% 0.72% 76.86
£75-80K 0.43% 0.57% 74.91
£80-85K 0.34% 0.46% 73.10
£85-90K 0.27% 0.37% 71.41
£90-95K 0.21% 0.31% 69.84
£95-100K 0.17% 0.25% 68.37
£100K + 0.82% 1.34% 60.93

Local Map of the constituency
Derbyshire South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Derbyshire South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.44%) Liberal Democrat (0.72%)
Conservative (- 15.95%)
Conservative (4.37%) Liberal Democrat (1.07%)
Labour (-  3.79%)
Con - 15.95%
Lab 10.44%
LD 0.72%
Con 4.37%
Lab - 3.79%
LD 1.07%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mark Todd
Labour hold
Con Conservative (35.62%) 18,487 35.62%
Lab Labour (50.75%) 26,338 50.75%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.08%) 5,233 10.08%
Oth Other (3.54%) 1,837 3.54%
Maj Majority (15.13%) 7,851 15.13%
Turn Turnout (64.06%) 51,895 64.06%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mark Todd
Labour hold
UK John Blunt 1,024 1.97%
LD Russell Eagling 5,233 10.08%
C James Hakewill 18,487 35.62%
SA Paul Liversuch 564 1.09%
Ind James Taylor 249 0.48%
L Mark Todd 26,338 50.75%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Mark Todd
Labour gain
Con Conservative (31.25%) 18,742 31.25%
Lab Labour (54.54%) 32,709 54.54%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.02%) 5,408 9.02%
Ref Referendum (4.15%) 2,491 4.15%
Oth Other (1.03%) 617 1.03%
Maj Majority (23.29%) 13,967 23.29%
Turn Turnout (78.21%) 59,967 78.21%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (47.20%) 29,825 47.20%
Lab Labour (44.10%) 27,878 44.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.30%) 5,235 8.30%
Oth Other (0.50%) 291 0.50%
Maj Majority (3.10%) 1,947 3.10%
Turn Turnout (84.83%) 63,229 84.83%

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