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Dorset Mid & North Poole
Liberal Democrat gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of the Conservatives' narrow holds in 1997, the newly drawn seat of Mid Dorset and North Poole will again be a prime Liberal Democrat target this time. Much will depend on the tactical squeeze on the Labour vote now that it is clear that they have no chance in a seat put together in a rather piecemeal fashion, drawn from three different local authorities. In the 1999 local elections the Conservatives advanced both in the northern suburbs of the booming Poole, which comprise over 60pc of the seat, and in the more rural Dorset sections around Corfe Mullen and Wareham, and then took a 28pc lead in the Euro-election returns within this seat. Christopher Fraser is likely to increase his lead to four figures in the next General Election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Christopher Fraser, a pinstriped Conservative and management consultant, won here in 1997 following a career as a local councillor in Hertfordshire. Born in 1962 and with three generations of family background in Dorset, he was educated at Harrow College (nothing to do with the school), specialises in Mandelson-baiting and backed Michael Howard for leader. He was PPS to Lord Strathclyde, the Tory leader in the House of Lords, for two years. The Liberal Democrats’ Annette Brooke, a leading member of Poole Council would like to think she has a chance. A former teacher and lecturer now running a family business involving rocks and minerals, she attended Romford County Technical School and LSE, but does not disclose her date of birth.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 22.95% 14.99% 153.08
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.73% 2.13% 34.15
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 8.28% 2.49% 333.14
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 16.10% 4.43% 363.89
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 13.60% 7.27% 187.01
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.00% 2.56% 38.82
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.01% 2.04% 0.73
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.51% 13.04% 103.61
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 7.44% 12.70% 58.55
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.68% 8.14% 82.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.65% 4.02% 16.15
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.91% 3.19% 28.71
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.99% 11.31% 70.61
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.15% 3.06% 4.81
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.05
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 7.86% 9.41% 83.47
£5-10K 15.95% 16.63% 95.91
£10-15K 17.15% 16.58% 103.46
£15-20K 14.56% 13.58% 107.21
£20-25K 11.26% 10.39% 108.38
£25-30K 8.39% 7.77% 107.94
£30-35K 6.17% 5.79% 106.53
£35-40K 4.53% 4.33% 104.55
£40-45K 3.34% 3.27% 102.24
£45-50K 2.48% 2.48% 99.77
£50-55K 1.85% 1.90% 97.22
£55-60K 1.40% 1.47% 94.68
£60-65K 1.06% 1.15% 92.17
£65-70K 0.81% 0.91% 89.72
£70-75K 0.63% 0.72% 87.36
£75-80K 0.49% 0.57% 85.09
£80-85K 0.38% 0.46% 82.90
£85-90K 0.30% 0.37% 80.82
£90-95K 0.24% 0.31% 78.82
£95-100K 0.19% 0.25% 76.92
£100K + 0.90% 1.34% 66.65

Local Map of the constituency
Dorset  Mid & North Poole - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Dorset  Mid & North Poole - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (3.90%) Liberal Democrat (1.33%)
Conservative (-  9.43%)
Conservative (0.45%) Liberal Democrat (2.67%)
Labour (-  0.32%)
Con - 9.43%
Lab 3.90%
LD 1.33%
Con 0.45%
Lab - 0.32%
LD 2.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Annette Brooke
Liberal Democrat gain
Con Conservative (41.11%) 17,974 41.11%
Lab Labour (15.47%) 6,765 15.47%
LD Liberal Democrat (41.99%) 18,358 41.99%
Oth Other (1.42%) 621 1.42%
Maj Majority (0.88%) 384 0.88%
Turn Turnout (65.57%) 43,718 65.57%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Annette Brooke
Liberal Democrat gain
LD Annette Brooke 18,358 41.99%
C Christopher Fraser 17,974 41.11%
UK Jeff Mager 621 1.42%
L James Selby-Bennett 6,765 15.47%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Christopher Fraser
Conservative
Con Conservative (40.67%) 20,632 40.67%
Lab Labour (15.80%) 8,014 15.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (39.33%) 19,951 39.33%
Ref Referendum (4.21%) 2,136 4.21%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (1.34%) 681 1.34%
Turn Turnout (75.67%) 50,733 75.67%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (50.10%) 24,999 50.10%
Lab Labour (11.90%) 5,959 11.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (38.00%) 18,945 38.00%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (12.10%) 6,054 12.10%
Turn Turnout (76.97%) 49,903 76.97%

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