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Aylesbury
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
It is not the rather mixed town of Aylesbury itself -with its sprawling middle and working class estates - which has kept this seat in the hands of the Conservatives even in their darkest years, but the half of the electorate located in the small towns and villages such as Great Missenden, Princes Risborough, Stokenchurch and Wendover. Buckinghamshire is one of the most Tory of counties, along with Surrey and Dorset, and the only one whose county council remained in the overall control of the Tories throughout their 18 years in national government. David Lidington is a deputy to Ann Widdecombe as home affairs shadow and spoke from the front bench on foxhunting. There is little thrill for other parties in the fruitless chase of Mr Lidington here in the Vale of Aylesbury.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Lidington, elected in 1992, is a mildly Eurosceptic orthodox loyalist member of Hague’s frontbench home affairs team, having been for two years his leader’s PPS. As a former adviser to Douglas Hurd, he made a guarded defence of the Maastricht treaty, favouring a Europe of "variable geometry". Born 1956, and educated at Haberdashers' Aske's and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (acquiring a doctorate in History, which he decently ignores in his mode of address), he was previously a PR man with RTZ and BP. Sensing the mood, and as his former PPS, he voted for Michael Howard for leader in 1997, then prudently switched to Hague in the final ballots.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 31.88% 14.99% 212.63
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.16% 2.49% 86.73
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 12.99% 4.43% 293.50
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.88% 7.27% 135.78
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.38% 2.56% 131.83
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.53% 3.94% 13.40
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 10.18% 13.04% 78.11
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.55% 12.70% 51.53
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.87% 8.14% 84.37
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.00% 4.02% 24.92
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.86% 3.19% 58.49
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 11.00% 11.31% 97.29
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.24% 3.06% 7.77
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.21% 2.52% 48.24
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.27% 2.10% 12.73
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 5.39% 9.41% 57.27
£5-10K 11.52% 16.63% 69.25
£10-15K 13.58% 16.58% 81.93
£15-20K 12.78% 13.58% 94.09
£20-25K 10.93% 10.39% 105.21
£25-30K 8.95% 7.77% 115.12
£30-35K 7.17% 5.79% 123.83
£35-40K 5.69% 4.33% 131.43
£40-45K 4.51% 3.27% 138.06
£45-50K 3.57% 2.48% 143.83
£50-55K 2.84% 1.90% 148.88
£55-60K 2.26% 1.47% 153.31
£60-65K 1.81% 1.15% 157.21
£65-70K 1.46% 0.91% 160.65
£70-75K 1.18% 0.72% 163.71
£75-80K 0.96% 0.57% 166.44
£80-85K 0.78% 0.46% 168.87
£85-90K 0.64% 0.37% 171.04
£90-95K 0.53% 0.31% 173.00
£95-100K 0.44% 0.25% 174.76
£100K + 2.44% 1.34% 181.62

Local Map of the constituency
Aylesbury - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Aylesbury - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.77%) Liberal Democrat (1.75%)
Conservative (- 13.12%)
Conservative (3.15%) Labour (1.03%)
Liberal Democrat (-  2.62%)
Con - 13.12%
Lab 8.77%
LD 1.75%
Con 3.15%
Lab 1.03%
LD - 2.62%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Lidington
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (47.32%) 23,230 47.32%
Lab Labour (23.20%) 11,388 23.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.93%) 13,221 26.93%
Oth Other (2.54%) 1,248 2.54%
Maj Majority (20.39%) 10,009 20.39%
Turn Turnout (61.36%) 49,087 61.36%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Lidington
Conservative hold
UK Justin Harper 1,248 2.54%
LD Peter Jones 13,221 26.93%
C David Lidington 23,230 47.32%
L Keith White 11,388 23.20%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Lidington
Conservative
Con Conservative (44.18%) 25,426 44.18%
Lab Labour (22.17%) 12,759 22.17%
LD Liberal Democrat (29.55%) 17,007 29.55%
Ref Referendum (3.82%) 2,196 3.82%
Oth Other (0.29%) 166 0.29%
Maj Majority (14.63%) 8,419 14.63%
Turn Turnout (72.81%) 57,554 72.81%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (57.30%) 34,983 57.30%
Lab Labour (13.40%) 8,205 13.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (27.80%) 16,943 27.80%
Oth Other (1.50%) 904 1.50%
Maj Majority (29.60%) 18,040 29.60%
Turn Turnout (80.21%) 61,035 80.21%

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