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Devon South West
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
In December 2000 the Conservative shadow spokesman Gary Streeter expressed a lack of faith in his party's chances in the next General Election, but he should personally win the battle in South West Devon, a mixture of Plymouth suburbs like Plymstock and Plympton, and more rural territory both around Tavistock and in the western South Hams (Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo): not the Liberal Democrats' best ground in the West Country.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Gary Streeter, who as Tory spokesman on International Development is a dispatch box punchbag for Clare Short, came to Conservative politics via six years as an SDP councillor in Plymouth, where he denies he backed grammar school abolition, and followed Alan Clark as MP (for Plymouth Sutton) in 1992. Born 1955, educated at Tiverton Grammar School and King’s College London, he is a solicitor in the Plymouth law firm founded by Michael Foot’s father Isaac. As a self-confessed ‘Christian Conservative’ he rather naively predicted defeat in December 2000, by saying the Tories probably would not present themselves as ‘the party of the poor’ in time for the coming election.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 15.86% 14.99% 105.81
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.56% 2.13% 167.26
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.76% 2.49% 110.99
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 14.66% 4.43% 331.21
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 16.63% 7.27% 228.57
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.50% 2.56% 19.52
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.06% 3.94% 1.40
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 30.07% 13.04% 230.62
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.65% 12.70% 52.32
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.68% 8.14% 82.04
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.41% 4.02% 10.18
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.83% 3.19% 26.18
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.34% 11.31% 11.82
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
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% 8.71
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 7.21% 9.41% 76.55
£5-10K 15.88% 16.63% 95.48
£10-15K 17.84% 16.58% 107.62
£15-20K 15.35% 13.58% 113.02
£20-25K 11.79% 10.39% 113.48
£25-30K 8.62% 7.77% 110.93
£30-35K 6.19% 5.79% 106.80
£35-40K 4.42% 4.33% 102.02
£40-45K 3.17% 3.27% 97.13
£45-50K 2.29% 2.48% 92.39
£50-55K 1.68% 1.90% 87.97
£55-60K 1.24% 1.47% 83.89
£60-65K 0.92% 1.15% 80.19
£65-70K 0.70% 0.91% 76.82
£70-75K 0.53% 0.72% 73.79
£75-80K 0.41% 0.57% 71.04
£80-85K 0.32% 0.46% 68.55
£85-90K 0.25% 0.37% 66.30
£90-95K 0.20% 0.31% 64.25
£95-100K 0.16% 0.25% 62.38
£100K + 0.73% 1.34% 54.05

Local Map of the constituency
Devon South West - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Devon South West - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.00%)
Conservative (- 14.63%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.85%)
Conservative (3.87%) Labour (2.71%)
Liberal Democrat (-  5.38%)
Con - 14.63%
Lab 13.00%
LD - 1.85%
Con 3.87%
Lab 2.71%
LD - 5.38%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gary Streeter
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (46.84%) 21,970 46.84%
Lab Labour (31.61%) 14,826 31.61%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.37%) 8,616 18.37%
Oth Other (3.18%) 1,492 3.18%
Maj Majority (15.23%) 7,144 15.23%
Turn Turnout (66.13%) 46,904 66.13%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gary Streeter
Conservative hold
UK Roger Bullock 1,492 3.18%
LD Phil Hutty 8,616 18.37%
L Christopher Mavin 14,826 31.61%
C Gary Streeter 21,970 46.84%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Gary Streeter
Conservative
Con Conservative (42.97%) 22,695 42.97%
Lab Labour (28.90%) 15,262 28.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.75%) 12,542 23.75%
Ref Referendum (3.16%) 1,668 3.16%
Oth Other (1.23%) 650 1.23%
Maj Majority (14.07%) 7,433 14.07%
Turn Turnout (76.22%) 52,817 76.22%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (57.60%) 30,796 57.60%
Lab Labour (15.90%) 8,470 15.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.60%) 13,666 25.60%
Oth Other (0.90%) 489 0.90%
Maj Majority (32.10%) 17,130 32.10%
Turn Turnout (81.35%) 53,421 81.35%

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