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Dulwich & West Norwood
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
In 1997 for the first time the Boundary Commission proposed seats which crossed borders between London Boroughs. This division includes what might be regarded as the more Conservative parts of the inner south London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, that is the less "inner" and hence in the main furthest south. From Southwark comes Dulwich, with its attractive urban village with art gallery, museum and public school. From Lambeth come some neighborhoods from the capital's southern heights, such as Knight's Hill, Gipsy Hill and Herne Hill, Thurlow Park, as well as West Norwood (other Norwoods like South and Upper are in Croydon North). It is a sign of the Tories' weakness in general and in London in particular that this seat too looks like a Labour banker, as Tessa Jowell won by 16,769 or 37pc after a 16.6pc swing in 1997. The arithmetic does show that if that swing hadn't happened, Labour would have been only four of five per cent ahead, so one day the Conservatives must hope that this will be marginal again. if not, they are doomed to permanent opposition.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Tessa Jowell, an Education minister, and first elected here in 1992, is an on-message identikit Blairite who defended Harriet Harman's choice of a selective school for her son and has Peter Mandelson as godfather to one of her own children. A doctor's daughter who became a social worker, she was educated at St Margaret's (private) School, Aberdeen and Edinburgh University. Though entering government in 1997, well up the order at Minister of State level, she is probably stuck there because of her involvement, as Health minister, in exempting Formula One from the tobacco sponsorship ban. Pre 1997 her sweet nature was used to reassure the Women's Institute about Labour, but not convincingly enough if their later barracking of Blair was anything to go by.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.86% 14.99% 5.71
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.85% 2.49% 34.13
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.19% 4.43% 4.40
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 10.47% 2.56% 408.42
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 34.82% 2.04% 1,706.18
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 19.79% 3.94% 501.86
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 1.38% 13.04% 10.58
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.10% 12.70% 0.77
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 1.52% 8.14% 18.66
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 9.29% 4.02% 231.03
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.16% 3.19% 5.10
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.00% 11.31% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 10.12% 3.06% 330.59
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 10.44% 2.10% 496.99
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 6.80% 9.41% 72.19
5-10K 11.64% 16.63% 69.98
10-15K 12.74% 16.58% 76.85
15-20K 11.72% 13.58% 86.28
20-25K 10.04% 10.39% 96.61
25-30K 8.33% 7.77% 107.16
30-35K 6.81% 5.79% 117.62
35-40K 5.54% 4.33% 127.82
40-45K 4.50% 3.27% 137.71
45-50K 3.66% 2.48% 147.26
50-55K 2.98% 1.90% 156.45
55-60K 2.44% 1.47% 165.30
60-65K 2.00% 1.15% 173.83
65-70K 1.65% 0.91% 182.05
70-75K 1.37% 0.72% 189.99
75-80K 1.14% 0.57% 197.67
80-85K 0.95% 0.46% 205.11
85-90K 0.80% 0.37% 212.32
90-95K 0.67% 0.31% 219.33
95-100K 0.57% 0.25% 226.15
100K + 3.63% 1.34% 270.02

Local Map of the constituency
Dulwich & West Norwood - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Dulwich & West Norwood - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.66%) Liberal Democrat (0.98%)
Conservative (- 18.60%)
Liberal Democrat (4.40%)
Conservative (-  1.48%) Labour (-  6.06%)
Con - 18.60%
Lab 14.66%
LD 0.98%
Con - 1.48%
Lab - 6.06%
LD 4.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tessa Jowell
Labour hold
Con Conservative (22.72%) 8,689 22.72%
Lab Labour (54.90%) 20,999 54.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.18%) 5,806 15.18%
Oth Other (7.20%) 2,753 7.20%
Maj Majority (32.19%) 12,310 32.19%
Turn Turnout (54.25%) 38,247 54.25%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tessa Jowell
Labour hold
G Jenny Jones 1,914 5.00%
L Tessa Jowell 20,999 54.90%
SA Brian Kelly 839 2.19%
LD Caroline Pidgeon 5,806 15.18%
C Nick Vineall 8,689 22.72%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Tessa Jowell
Labour
Con Conservative (24.20%) 11,038 24.20%
Lab Labour (60.96%) 27,807 60.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.78%) 4,916 10.78%
Ref Referendum (1.97%) 897 1.97%
Oth Other (2.10%) 957 2.10%
Maj Majority (36.76%) 16,769 36.76%
Turn Turnout (65.49%) 45,615 65.49%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (42.80%) 21,779 42.80%
Lab Labour (46.30%) 23,582 46.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.80%) 4,998 9.80%
Oth Other (1.00%) 531 1.00%
Maj Majority (3.50%) 1,803 3.50%
Turn Turnout (67.69%) 50,890 67.69%

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