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Edinburgh East & Musselburgh
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The bright and fast-rising member of the Scottish executive Susan Deacon represents her home area as an MSP, winning with ease here in Edinburgh's east end in 1999, completing a convincing double for the Labour party after Gavin Strang's victory in the 1997 general election. Dr Strang may be approaching the end of his political career, as he has been an MP for Edinburgh East for over 30 years, and has completed his one year spell in the Cabinet (1997-98).

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Gavin Strang, one of Blair's sacked Cabinet ministers, originally included in government only because of his elected place on the Shadow Cabinet, spent one year as Transport Secretary after years typecast as an Opposition Agriculture spokesman, being one of a handful of Labour MPs from a farming background. With an over-earnest, rather untelegenic manner and throaty vowels, he was born in 1943 and educated at Morrison's Academy, Crieff, and Edinburgh University. He worked briefly as an agricultural research scientist before becoming MP here aged 27 in 1970. A former Falklands War and Gulf War rebel, since his sacking he has led the revolt against air traffic control part-privatisation.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 5.39% 14.99% 35.95
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.08% 2.13% 3.82
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.55% 2.49% 62.34
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.28% 4.43% 74.16
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 5.54% 7.27% 76.15
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 8.64% 2.56% 336.94
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.29% 2.04% 63.16
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 11.55% 3.94% 292.82
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 9.38% 13.04% 71.93
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 11.38% 12.70% 89.56
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.31% 8.14% 28.33
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.17% 4.02% 53.98
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.77% 3.19% 181.20
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 8.28% 11.31% 73.17
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 17.97% 3.06% 586.71
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.25% 2.52% 208.64
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.18% 0.06% 285.79
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.65% 9.41% 102.46
5-10K 17.07% 16.63% 102.63
10-15K 17.31% 16.58% 104.39
15-20K 14.31% 13.58% 105.33
20-25K 10.90% 10.39% 104.89
25-30K 8.03% 7.77% 103.26
30-35K 5.84% 5.79% 100.78
35-40K 4.24% 4.33% 97.78
40-45K 3.09% 3.27% 94.50
45-50K 2.26% 2.48% 91.13
50-55K 1.67% 1.90% 87.77
55-60K 1.25% 1.47% 84.50
60-65K 0.94% 1.15% 81.36
65-70K 0.71% 0.91% 78.38
70-75K 0.54% 0.72% 75.56
75-80K 0.42% 0.57% 72.91
80-85K 0.33% 0.46% 70.41
85-90K 0.25% 0.37% 68.07
90-95K 0.20% 0.31% 65.88
95-100K 0.16% 0.25% 63.82
100K + 0.72% 1.34% 53.57

Local Map of the constituency
Edinburgh East & Musselburgh - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Edinburgh East & Musselburgh - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.87%) SNP (1.17%)
Conservative (-  8.61%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.79%)
Liberal Democrat (3.75%)
Conservative (-  4.06%) Labour (-  0.97%) SNP (-  1.79%)
Con - 8.61%
Lab 8.87%
LD - 0.79%
SNP 1.17%
Con - 4.06%
Lab - 0.97%
LD 3.75%
SNP - 1.79%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gavin Strang
Labour hold
Con Conservative (11.34%) 3,906 11.34%
Lab Labour (52.60%) 18,124 52.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.46%) 4,981 14.46%
SNP SNP (17.29%) 5,956 17.29%
Oth Other (4.32%) 1,487 4.32%
Maj Majority (35.32%) 12,168 35.32%
Turn Turnout (100.00%) 34,454 100.00%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gavin Strang
Labour hold
SSP Derek Durkin 1,487 4.32%
C Peter Finnie 3,906 11.34%
SNP Rob Munn 5,956 17.29%
LD Gary Peacock 4,981 14.46%
L Gavin Strang 18,124 52.60%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Gavin Strang
Labour
Con Conservative (15.39%) 6,483 15.39%
Lab Labour (53.57%) 22,564 53.57%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.71%) 4,511 10.71%
SNP SNP (19.07%) 8,034 19.07%
Ref Referendum (1.25%) 526 1.25%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (34.50%) 14,530 34.50%
Turn Turnout (70.61%) 42,118 70.61%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (24.00%) 10,568 24.00%
Lab Labour (44.70%) 19,669 44.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.50%) 5,075 11.50%
SNP SNP (17.90%) 7,890 17.90%
Oth Other (1.80%) 801 1.80%
Maj Majority (20.70%) 9,101 20.70%
Turn Turnout (74.39%) 44,003 74.39%

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