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Durham, City of
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is a curiously named seat, for the distinguished city of Durham in fact includes only a minority of its electors, with its population of under 30,000. With its establishment presence, Durham itself might be thought to be a conservative area, but is not, and even more Labour are the ex-mining communities around, such as Brandon and Byshottles, Coxhoe, Sherburn and the the Deerness valley to the west of the city. The SDP did challenge strongly in the 1980s, but that was a dark period for Labour, and it is arguable that New Labour has stolen much of the same ground anyway. Whatever the cause, Gerry Steinberg has built up his majority here to an impregnable 22,500.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Gerry Steinberg, MP here since 1987, is from Labour's chalk face. He was born 1945 and traumatised by failure at the 11+, though later transferred to Durham Johnstone Grammar School. He trained as a teacher at Sheffield College of Education and taught in special schools for 20 years. He was duly outraged by Harriet Harman's use of selective schools for her children. A Eurosceptic, who none-the-less appreciates EU money for his dead coalfield, he is a staunch Zionist, whose likeness to Groucho Marx was seriously affected by the removal of his ample moustache.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 15.93% 14.99% 106.22
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.26% 2.49% 50.68
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.57% 4.43% 125.87
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 11.92% 7.27% 163.94
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.57% 2.56% 178.33
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.82% 2.04% 40.18
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 4.70% 3.94% 119.10
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.74% 13.04% 51.69
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 11.51% 12.70% 90.64
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 22.84% 8.14% 280.48
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.38% 4.02% 9.37
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.96% 3.19% 92.91
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 9.16% 11.31% 80.96
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.06% 3.06% 1.94
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.54% 2.52% 61.10
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.04% 0.06% 70.73
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 10.22% 9.41% 108.56
5-10K 17.34% 16.63% 104.27
10-15K 16.83% 16.58% 101.52
15-20K 13.58% 13.58% 99.95
20-25K 10.29% 10.39% 98.98
25-30K 7.64% 7.77% 98.25
30-35K 5.65% 5.79% 97.60
35-40K 4.20% 4.33% 96.92
40-45K 3.14% 3.27% 96.21
45-50K 2.37% 2.48% 95.46
50-55K 1.80% 1.90% 94.68
55-60K 1.38% 1.47% 93.87
60-65K 1.07% 1.15% 93.05
65-70K 0.84% 0.91% 92.22
70-75K 0.66% 0.72% 91.40
75-80K 0.52% 0.57% 90.58
80-85K 0.42% 0.46% 89.77
85-90K 0.33% 0.37% 88.97
90-95K 0.27% 0.31% 88.19
95-100K 0.22% 0.25% 87.42
100K + 1.11% 1.34% 82.62

Local Map of the constituency
Durham, City of - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Durham, City of - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.00%)
Conservative (-  6.20%) Liberal Democrat (-  6.24%)
Liberal Democrat (8.39%)
Conservative (-  0.22%) Labour (-  7.25%)
Con - 6.20%
Lab 10.00%
LD - 6.24%
Con - 0.22%
Lab - 7.25%
LD 8.39%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gerry Steinberg
Labour hold
Con Conservative (17.28%) 7,167 17.28%
Lab Labour (56.05%) 23,254 56.05%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.65%) 9,813 23.65%
Oth Other (3.02%) 1,252 3.02%
Maj Majority (32.40%) 13,441 32.40%
Turn Turnout (59.58%) 41,486 59.58%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gerry Steinberg
Labour hold
C Nick Cartmell 7,167 17.28%
L Gerry Steinberg 23,254 56.05%
UK Chris Williamson 1,252 3.02%
LD Carol Woods 9,813 23.65%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Gerald Steinberg
Labour
Con Conservative (17.50%) 8,598 17.50%
Lab Labour (63.30%) 31,102 63.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.26%) 7,499 15.26%
Ref Referendum (3.51%) 1,723 3.51%
Oth Other (0.43%) 213 0.43%
Maj Majority (45.80%) 22,504 45.80%
Turn Turnout (70.86%) 49,135 70.86%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (23.70%) 12,037 23.70%
Lab Labour (53.30%) 27,095 53.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.50%) 10,915 21.50%
Oth Other (1.60%) 812 1.60%
Maj Majority (29.60%) 15,058 29.60%
Turn Turnout (74.25%) 50,859 74.25%

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