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Doncaster North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Unlike Don Valley and Doncaster Central, North is an overwhelmingly Labour seat which consists of communities created by and for coal mining, from Bentley and Adwick le Street to the west to the flatter lands of Thorne and Stainforth, low lying among the dykes, where coal was exploited more recently, in the twentieth century. There have been problems surrounding corruption in the local Labour party in recent years, but this does not seem to have affected the grip of MP Kevin Hughes, and in 1997 an anti-sleaze candidate only won 1,161 preferences here after a far more low profile campaign than that of Martin Bell in Tatton.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour’s Kevin Hughes, elected here in 1992, is one of only three ex-miners left in Yorkshire coalfield seats, three of his immediate neighbours being women from London. He was born in 1952, educated at secondary modern and on day release at Sheffield University. As a face worker for 15 years, he has naturally spent much time opposing the run-down of the coalfield, but compensates as a whip by exhibiting a ‘sense of discipline (which) makes Joe Stalin look like a primary school teacher’. An ex-Communist (until aged 20), his beard - unBlairlike - seems rather to go and come.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.76% 14.99% 31.72
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.64% 2.13% 30.01
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.35% 2.49% 14.22
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.21% 4.43% 27.31
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.02% 7.27% 110.29
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 7.74% 13.04% 59.35
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.32% 12.70% 159.97
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 21.75% 8.14% 267.10
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.85% 3.19% 58.16
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 29.44% 11.31% 260.32
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.31% 3.06% 10.04
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.61% 2.52% 143.27
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 15.12% 9.41% 160.57
£5-10K 23.66% 16.63% 142.22
£10-15K 19.79% 16.58% 119.38
£15-20K 13.67% 13.58% 100.66
£20-25K 8.95% 10.39% 86.16
£25-30K 5.82% 7.77% 74.89
£30-35K 3.82% 5.79% 65.98
£35-40K 2.55% 4.33% 58.82
£40-45K 1.73% 3.27% 52.96
£45-50K 1.19% 2.48% 48.09
£50-55K 0.84% 1.90% 44.00
£55-60K 0.60% 1.47% 40.53
£60-65K 0.43% 1.15% 37.55
£65-70K 0.32% 0.91% 34.97
£70-75K 0.24% 0.72% 32.72
£75-80K 0.18% 0.57% 30.75
£80-85K 0.13% 0.46% 29.01
£85-90K 0.10% 0.37% 27.46
£90-95K 0.08% 0.31% 26.08
£95-100K 0.06% 0.25% 24.85
£100K + 0.26% 1.34% 19.69

Local Map of the constituency
Doncaster North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Doncaster North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (5.40%)
Conservative (-  7.49%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.85%)
Liberal Democrat (2.15%)
Conservative (-  0.14%) Labour (-  6.71%)
Con - 7.49%
Lab 5.40%
LD - 4.85%
Con - 0.14%
Lab - 6.71%
LD 2.15%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Kevin Hughes
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.67%) 4,601 14.67%
Lab Labour (63.09%) 19,788 63.09%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.60%) 3,323 10.60%
Oth Other (11.64%) 3,651 11.64%
Maj Majority (48.42%) 15,187 48.42%
Turn Turnout (50.48%) 31,363 50.48%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Kevin Hughes
Labour hold
L Kevin Hughes 19,788 63.09%
C Anita Kapoor 4,601 14.67%
LD Colin Ross 3,323 10.60%
UK John Wallis 725 2.31%
I Martin Williams 2,926 9.33%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Kevin Hughes
Labour
Con Conservative (14.81%) 5,906 14.81%
Lab Labour (69.80%) 27,843 69.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.45%) 3,369 8.45%
Ref Referendum (3.98%) 1,589 3.98%
Oth Other (2.96%) 1,181 2.96%
Maj Majority (55.00%) 21,937 55.00%
Turn Turnout (63.30%) 39,888 63.30%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (22.30%) 10,131 22.30%
Lab Labour (64.40%) 29,272 64.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.30%) 6,022 13.30%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (42.10%) 19,141 42.10%
Turn Turnout (71.01%) 45,425 71.01%

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