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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Labour's MP for this rather odd seat crossing the border between the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hammersmith/Fulham is the Chairman of the Parliamentary Party, Clive Soley, re-elected by a hair's breadth in late November 2000 after challenges from Tony Lloyd and the Left-winger John McDonnell who accused him of being too subservient to the New Labour hierarchy. In the long run his seat may be split by the Boundary Commission, as Ealing was scheduled in their provisional recommendations for North London (March 2001) to take three divisions of its own, recreating a Tory-inclined Acton division, but this is unlikely to be enacted for the next couple of General Elections, and Soley will win next time by more than the six vote margin of endorsement his fellow Commoners gave him.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Clive Soley, who was re-elected Chairman of the PLP by only six votes in November 2000, has been MP in this area since 1979. Born 1939 and educated at Downsall Secondary Modern, Ilford and later Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland and Strathclyde University, he worked as a probation officer for nine years. Originally a soft left-winger, keen on a united Ireland and a responsible press, he has enjoyed more prominence since 1997 as a bridge between Blair and the large majority, as deviser of attempts to block Livingstone's mayoral candidacy, and as screener of would-be Labour parliamentary candidates.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 1.62% 14.99% 10.79
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.04% 2.49% 1.52
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.02% 4.43% 0.47
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 8.97% 2.56% 349.67
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 25.73% 2.04% 1,260.45
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 25.69% 3.94% 651.34
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.33% 13.04% 2.51
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.06% 12.70% 0.51
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.11% 8.14% 1.39
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 16.07% 4.02% 399.49
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.29% 3.19% 9.12
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.46% 11.31% 21.79
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.68% 3.06% 120.21
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.01% 2.52% 0.21
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 14.92% 2.10% 710.40
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 17.27
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.21% 9.41% 55.31
5-10K 10.22% 16.63% 61.44
10-15K 12.02% 16.58% 72.52
15-20K 11.58% 13.58% 85.24
20-25K 10.23% 10.39% 98.47
25-30K 8.68% 7.77% 111.66
30-35K 7.21% 5.79% 124.53
35-40K 5.93% 4.33% 136.94
40-45K 4.86% 3.27% 148.83
45-50K 3.98% 2.48% 160.18
50-55K 3.26% 1.90% 170.99
55-60K 2.67% 1.47% 181.28
60-65K 2.20% 1.15% 191.08
65-70K 1.82% 0.91% 200.42
70-75K 1.51% 0.72% 209.34
75-80K 1.25% 0.57% 217.85
80-85K 1.05% 0.46% 226.00
85-90K 0.88% 0.37% 233.80
90-95K 0.74% 0.31% 241.29
95-100K 0.62% 0.25% 248.49
100K + 3.90% 1.34% 290.36

Local Map of the constituency
Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.96%)
Conservative (- 13.59%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.36%)
Liberal Democrat (5.85%)
Conservative (-  0.66%) Labour (-  4.21%)
Con - 13.59%
Lab 11.96%
LD - 1.36%
Con - 0.66%
Lab - 4.21%
LD 5.85%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Clive Soley
Labour hold
Con Conservative (25.15%) 9,355 25.15%
Lab Labour (54.15%) 20,144 54.15%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.59%) 6,171 16.59%
Oth Other (4.12%) 1,531 4.12%
Maj Majority (29.00%) 10,789 29.00%
Turn Turnout (52.62%) 37,201 52.62%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Clive Soley
Labour hold
SA Nick Grant 529 1.42%
C Justine Greening 9,355 25.15%
UK Andrew Lawrie 476 1.28%
P Rebecca Ng 225 0.60%
SL Carlos Rule 301 0.81%
L Clive Soley 20,144 54.15%
LD Martin Tod 6,171 16.59%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Clive Soley
Labour
Con Conservative (25.81%) 12,405 25.81%
Lab Labour (58.36%) 28,052 58.36%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.74%) 5,163 10.74%
Ref Referendum (1.33%) 637 1.33%
Oth Other (3.76%) 1,807 3.76%
Maj Majority (32.55%) 15,647 32.55%
Turn Turnout (66.68%) 48,064 66.68%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (39.40%) 19,553 39.40%
Lab Labour (46.40%) 23,024 46.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.10%) 5,998 12.10%
Oth Other (2.20%) 1,087 2.20%
Maj Majority (7.00%) 3,471 7.00%
Turn Turnout (72.69%) 49,662 72.69%

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