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Dundee East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Historically Dundee East is the strongest ever Scottish nationalist seat in industrial Scotland - and one of its two strongest seats anywhere (the other is th very individual Western Isles). However, the legacy of the past is falling away. From February 1974 to 1987 the MP here was Gordon Wilson, the SNP's parliamentary leader. For much of that time it was the only nationalist seat in Scotland. the leadership probably gave Wilson a boost against Labour that his colleagues lacked, for they lost their seats in 1979 whil he held on against a party which was in bad shape in Britain as a whole, but for which Scotland was clearly the best region. As Labour grew stronger though, even Wilson could not resist, and John McAllion has been winning contests since (three for Westminster, and in 1999 for the Edinburgh parliament). Dundee West was nearly won by the SNP in the 1999 Scottish parliamentary elections, and now looks their better bet in the Tayside port once known as Juteopolis, a world centre for textile trading.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Local councillor Iain Luke has replaced the disappeared-to-Holyrood John McAllion. Born 1951, educated at Harris Academy Dundee, Dundee University (Politics and History) and Edinburgh University (Diploma in Business Administration). He was a civil servant for five years (1969-74) but has been a college lecturer since 1983, currently in public administration, housing and European studies at Dundee College.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 12.59% 14.99% 83.99
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.72% 2.49% 109.45
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.31% 4.43% 29.55
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.50% 7.27% 130.66
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.35% 2.56% 130.46
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.49% 2.04% 24.16
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 7.38% 3.94% 187.14
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 2.84% 13.04% 21.76
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 2.87% 12.70% 22.59
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.40% 8.14% 29.43
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.13% 4.02% 28.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 6.62% 3.19% 207.95
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 18.36% 11.31% 162.34
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 18.57% 3.06% 606.32
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 9.49% 2.52% 376.91
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.25% 2.10% 11.71
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.13% 0.06% 215.50
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.14% 9.41% 129.00
5-10K 20.84% 16.63% 125.32
10-15K 18.94% 16.58% 114.22
15-20K 13.98% 13.58% 102.93
20-25K 9.70% 10.39% 93.30
25-30K 6.65% 7.77% 85.57
30-35K 4.61% 5.79% 79.52
35-40K 3.24% 4.33% 74.76
40-45K 2.32% 3.27% 70.98
45-50K 1.69% 2.48% 67.92
50-55K 1.24% 1.90% 65.36
55-60K 0.93% 1.47% 63.18
60-65K 0.71% 1.15% 61.27
65-70K 0.54% 0.91% 59.55
70-75K 0.42% 0.72% 57.99
75-80K 0.32% 0.57% 56.53
80-85K 0.26% 0.46% 55.15
85-90K 0.20% 0.37% 53.85
90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 52.60
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 51.39
100K + 0.59% 1.34% 44.19

Local Map of the constituency
Dundee East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Dundee East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.82%)
Conservative (-  2.62%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.16%) SNP (-  5.56%)
Liberal Democrat (4.47%) SNP (4.86%)
Conservative (-  3.73%) Labour (-  5.89%)
Con - 2.62%
Lab 6.82%
LD - 0.16%
SNP - 5.56%
Con - 3.73%
Lab - 5.89%
LD 4.47%
SNP 4.86%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Iain Luke
Labour hold
Con Conservative (12.05%) 3,900 12.05%
Lab Labour (45.23%) 14,635 45.23%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.60%) 2,784 8.60%
SNP SNP (31.40%) 10,160 31.40%
Oth Other (2.72%) 879 2.72%
Maj Majority (13.83%) 4,475 13.83%
Turn Turnout (57.24%) 32,358 57.24%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Iain Luke
Labour hold
C Alan Donnelly 3,900 12.05%
SSP Harvey Duke 879 2.72%
SNP Stewart Hosie 10,160 31.40%
LD Raymond Lawrie 2,784 8.60%
L Iain Luke 14,635 45.23%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John McAllion
Labour
Con Conservative (15.78%) 6,397 15.78%
Lab Labour (51.12%) 20,718 51.12%
LD Liberal Democrat (4.14%) 1,677 4.14%
SNP SNP (26.54%) 10,757 26.54%
Ref Referendum (1.48%) 601 1.48%
Oth Other (0.93%) 378 0.93%
Maj Majority (24.58%) 9,961 24.58%
Turn Turnout (69.41%) 40,528 69.41%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (18.40%) 8,297 18.40%
Lab Labour (44.30%) 19,954 44.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (4.30%) 1,939 4.30%
SNP SNP (32.10%) 14,437 32.10%
Oth Other (0.80%) 372 0.80%
Maj Majority (12.30%) 5,517 12.30%
Turn Turnout (73.42%) 44,999 73.42%

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