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Ealing North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This part of the west London Borough has often been highly marginal in the past, and will be again in the future, when the Labour and Conservative parties again achieve parity, or anything close to it. In the Ealing Borough elections of May 1998 Labour's lead within this seat had been cut from 16pc to 6pc. The Conservatives won comfortably in Pitshanger ward, and Labour triumphed easily in Hobbayne, Horsenden and West End, but all the others were marginal and some three councillor seats split between the two main parties. In the Euro-elections another year later, in June 1999, the Labour lead was further cut, to 4pc. Yet it should not be assumed that this progression will continue to benefit the Tories in what is obviously a tightly fought part of London. If anything this evidence suggests that Labour will win the next General Election in Ealing North, for they can be expected to do worse in midterm, especially in European elections, than at the end of a term. As things stand, though, Stephen Pound is the strong favourite to win again in June 2001.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Steve Pound, a bald and beaky Mr Punch lookalike, Labour victor here in 1997, is an off-message card, who plays to the gallery, as in his call at the Labour Party conference Tribune Rally in 1999 to "put up two fingers to New Labour's authoritarian strain". For Sixties nostalgics, he is the boy who bought the pills with which Stephen Ward committed suicide, his journalist father, Pelham Pound, having befriended and stood bail for the Profumo scandal's osteopath and pimp. The closest the PLP gets to having a stand-up comedian, he was born in 1948, educated at Hertford Grammar School, and as a mature student at LSE. He spent 15 years on Ealing council. Self-described as "no slavish lickspittle of the front bench", he is in fact more whimsical joker than actual rebel.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 1.97% 14.99% 13.17
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.59% 2.49% 23.73
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 13.84% 2.56% 539.48
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 9.65% 2.04% 472.56
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.65% 3.94% 41.90
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 7.60% 13.04% 58.25
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 11.34% 12.70% 89.29
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 4.91% 8.14% 60.30
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 28.38% 4.02% 705.72
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.72% 3.19% 85.52
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.69% 11.31% 68.03
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 6.49% 3.06% 212.01
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.78% 2.52% 30.84
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 2.39% 2.10% 113.58
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.58% 9.41% 59.25
5-10K 11.35% 16.63% 68.23
10-15K 13.29% 16.58% 80.19
15-20K 12.56% 13.58% 92.46
20-25K 10.82% 10.39% 104.14
25-30K 8.93% 7.77% 114.87
30-35K 7.22% 5.79% 124.57
35-40K 5.77% 4.33% 133.26
40-45K 4.60% 3.27% 141.01
45-50K 3.67% 2.48% 147.89
50-55K 2.93% 1.90% 154.00
55-60K 2.35% 1.47% 159.43
60-65K 1.89% 1.15% 164.25
65-70K 1.53% 0.91% 168.53
70-75K 1.24% 0.72% 172.33
75-80K 1.01% 0.57% 175.72
80-85K 0.83% 0.46% 178.73
85-90K 0.68% 0.37% 181.40
90-95K 0.56% 0.31% 183.78
95-100K 0.46% 0.25% 185.90
100K + 2.59% 1.34% 192.97

Local Map of the constituency
Ealing North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Ealing North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (17.86%)
Conservative (- 14.18%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.82%)
Labour (2.00%) Liberal Democrat (4.24%)
Conservative (-  7.90%)
Con - 14.18%
Lab 17.86%
LD - 3.82%
Con - 7.90%
Lab 2.00%
LD 4.24%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stephen Pound
Labour hold
Con Conservative (29.33%) 13,185 29.33%
Lab Labour (55.66%) 25,022 55.66%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.22%) 5,043 11.22%
Oth Other (3.80%) 1,707 3.80%
Maj Majority (26.33%) 11,837 26.33%
Turn Turnout (57.99%) 44,957 57.99%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stephen Pound
Labour hold
LD Francesco Fruzza 5,043 11.22%
UK Daniel Moss 668 1.49%
L Stephen Pound 25,022 55.66%
G Astra Seibe 1,039 2.31%
C Charles Walker 13,185 29.33%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Stephen Pound
Labour gain
Con Conservative (37.22%) 20,744 37.22%
Lab Labour (53.66%) 29,904 53.66%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.98%) 3,887 6.98%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (2.14%) 1,191 2.14%
Maj Majority (12.87%) 7,170 12.87%
Turn Turnout (71.31%) 55,726 71.31%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (51.40%) 29,917 51.40%
Lab Labour (35.80%) 20,842 35.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.80%) 6,266 10.80%
Oth Other (2.00%) 1,175 2.00%
Maj Majority (15.60%) 9,075 15.60%
Turn Turnout (76.67%) 58,200 76.67%

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