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Aberdeen Central
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The heart of Scotland's third largest city, containing the commercial and business centre of a conurbation to which the discovery of North Sea oil brought so much change, Central includes more territory from the solidly Labour north side of Aberdeen than the more middle-class south. In its first contest in 1997 Frank Doran won by a clear 10,000 votes (30pc of those cast) over an evenly three-way divided opposition. Aberdeen Central remained safely in Labour hands in the May 1999 Scottish Parliament elections (one-member constituency sections), unlike North (marginal with SNP) and South (where the Liberal Democrats won), and it now looks like the party's one true banker in the city.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Frank Doran won this seat in 1997, having represented Aberdeen South from 1987 to 1992 and been the only Labour MP (apart from by-election entrants) to be beaten in 1997. A Dundee-born (1949) solicitor, educated at Leith Academy and Dundee University, he is a former member, with his partner of ten years, Joan Ruddock MP, of the Left-wing Supper Club, which resisted the Gulf War. Although an energy spokesman in Opposition, partly whilst Tony Blair was chief energy spokesman, he received no government post under Blair, other than PPS to Ian McCartney, a sidelining also experienced by Joan Ruddock who was dropped as a minister after only a year. His selection in 1995 for Aberdeen Central was locally divisive, ending as it did the parliamentary career of the popular MP of 25 years, Bob Hughes.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.48% 14.99% 23.19
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.59% 2.49% 23.93
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.08% 4.43% 46.99
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.47% 7.27% 6.40
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 8.26% 2.56% 322.16
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 5.33% 2.04% 260.99
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 34.65% 3.94% 878.63
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 1.40% 13.04% 10.74
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.07% 12.70% 8.44
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.10% 8.14% 25.75
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.57% 4.02% 63.92
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.46% 3.19% 77.19
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 8.28% 11.31% 73.17
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 21.04% 3.06% 687.08
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.19% 2.52% 205.99
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.04% 2.10% 49.58
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 10.33% 9.41% 109.69
5-10K 17.73% 16.63% 106.60
10-15K 17.20% 16.58% 103.73
15-20K 13.72% 13.58% 101.02
20-25K 10.25% 10.39% 98.62
25-30K 7.51% 7.77% 96.56
30-35K 5.49% 5.79% 94.81
35-40K 4.04% 4.33% 93.34
40-45K 3.01% 3.27% 92.12
45-50K 2.26% 2.48% 91.11
50-55K 1.72% 1.90% 90.28
55-60K 1.32% 1.47% 89.61
60-65K 1.03% 1.15% 89.07
65-70K 0.80% 0.91% 88.64
70-75K 0.64% 0.72% 88.31
75-80K 0.51% 0.57% 88.05
80-85K 0.41% 0.46% 87.86
85-90K 0.33% 0.37% 87.71
90-95K 0.27% 0.31% 87.62
95-100K 0.22% 0.25% 87.55
100K + 1.18% 1.34% 87.66

Local Map of the constituency
Aberdeen Central - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Aberdeen Central - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.72%) Liberal Democrat (2.64%)
Conservative (-  9.30%) SNP (-  1.41%)
Liberal Democrat (3.97%) SNP (4.16%)
Conservative (-  5.27%) Labour (-  4.32%)
Con - 9.30%
Lab 6.72%
LD 2.64%
SNP - 1.41%
Con - 5.27%
Lab - 4.32%
LD 3.97%
SNP 4.16%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Frank Doran
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.23%) 3,761 14.23%
Lab Labour (45.50%) 12,025 45.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.20%) 4,547 17.20%
SNP SNP (20.35%) 5,379 20.35%
Oth Other (2.71%) 717 2.71%
Maj Majority (25.15%) 6,646 25.15%
Turn Turnout (52.75%) 26,429 52.75%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Frank Doran
Labour hold
LD Eleanor Anderson 4,547 17.20%
SSP Andy Cumbers 717 2.71%
L Frank Doran 12,025 45.50%
SNP Wayne Gault 5,379 20.35%
C Stewart Whyte 3,761 14.23%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Frank Doran
Labour
Con Conservative (19.50%) 6,944 19.50%
Lab Labour (49.82%) 17,745 49.82%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.24%) 4,714 13.24%
SNP SNP (16.19%) 5,767 16.19%
Ref Referendum (1.25%) 446 1.25%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (30.33%) 10,801 30.33%
Turn Turnout (65.64%) 35,616 65.64%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (28.80%) 10,872 28.80%
Lab Labour (43.10%) 16,269 43.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.60%) 3,985 10.60%
SNP SNP (17.60%) 6,636 17.60%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (14.30%) 5,397 14.30%
Turn Turnout (67.57%) 37,762 67.57%

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