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Edinburgh North & Leith
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Malcolm Chisholm is one of five Scottish Labour MPs transferring full time to the Edinburgh Parliament, which will eventually be at Holyrood, leaving vacancies at Westminster, all of which are expected to be filled by - Scottish Labour MPs. North and Leith includes the elegant New Town, which still elected a Conservative to the city council in May 1999, but also some of the territory from the "other side" of Edinburgh, as starkly revealed in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. These include Leith itself, the tough port with only some gentrified and fashionable elements, whose abandoned station provided the key reference in Welsh's work, and Pilton the drug-ridden council estate, where the Tory received a 4pc share in the same council elections in 1999. Mark Lazarowicz will be able to take over this seat of Edinburgh contrasts with ease.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Mark Lazarowicz, born 1953, a long time Edinburgh councillor and practising advocate, is Labour's new candidate here. It has taken him years to net a safe Labour seat in Edinburgh, having been thwarted in Edinburgh Pentlands either by inadequate or adverse electoral swings - as in 1987 and 1992 - or by the fashion for female candidates, as in 1997. Or - arguably - by his name. Now he is reaching the Commons, albeit in his 48th year.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 1.14% 14.99% 7.58
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.65% 2.49% 66.28
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.64% 4.43% 14.40
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.85% 7.27% 11.65
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 14.68% 2.56% 572.39
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 8.22% 2.04% 402.66
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 39.39% 3.94% 998.92
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 1.16% 13.04% 8.92
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.40% 12.70% 42.52
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.67% 8.14% 8.19
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.32% 4.02% 82.63
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.27% 3.19% 71.41
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.11% 11.31% 36.33
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 10.93% 3.06% 357.01
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.51% 2.52% 218.64
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.06% 2.10% 2.92
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.73% 9.41% 92.70
5-10K 15.40% 16.63% 92.56
10-15K 15.77% 16.58% 95.13
15-20K 13.36% 13.58% 98.38
20-25K 10.53% 10.39% 101.33
25-30K 8.07% 7.77% 103.78
30-35K 6.13% 5.79% 105.77
35-40K 4.66% 4.33% 107.44
40-45K 3.56% 3.27% 108.91
45-50K 2.74% 2.48% 110.24
50-55K 2.12% 1.90% 111.49
55-60K 1.66% 1.47% 112.71
60-65K 1.31% 1.15% 113.91
65-70K 1.04% 0.91% 115.10
70-75K 0.84% 0.72% 116.29
75-80K 0.68% 0.57% 117.48
80-85K 0.55% 0.46% 118.66
85-90K 0.45% 0.37% 119.84
90-95K 0.37% 0.31% 121.02
95-100K 0.31% 0.25% 122.19
100K + 1.75% 1.34% 129.90

Local Map of the constituency
Edinburgh North & Leith - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Edinburgh North & Leith - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.01%) Liberal Democrat (1.33%)
Conservative (-  6.94%) SNP (-  0.20%)
Liberal Democrat (6.39%)
Conservative (-  3.94%) Labour (-  0.96%) SNP (-  4.19%)
Con - 6.94%
Lab 12.01%
LD 1.33%
SNP - 0.20%
Con - 3.94%
Lab - 0.96%
LD 6.39%
SNP - 4.19%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mark Lazarowicz
Labour hold
Con Conservative (13.92%) 4,626 13.92%
Lab Labour (45.95%) 15,271 45.95%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.42%) 6,454 19.42%
SNP SNP (15.92%) 5,290 15.92%
Oth Other (4.79%) 1,593 4.79%
Maj Majority (26.53%) 8,817 26.53%
Turn Turnout (53.20%) 33,234 53.20%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mark Lazarowicz
Labour hold
SSP Catriona Grant 1,334 4.01%
SL Don Jacobsen 259 0.78%
L Mark Lazarowicz 15,271 45.95%
C Iain Mitchell 4,626 13.92%
SNP Kaukab Stewart 5,290 15.92%
LD Sebastian Tombs 6,454 19.42%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Malcolm Chisholm
Labour
Con Conservative (17.86%) 7,312 17.86%
Lab Labour (46.91%) 19,209 46.91%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.03%) 5,335 13.03%
SNP SNP (20.10%) 8,231 20.10%
Ref Referendum (1.08%) 441 1.08%
Oth Other (1.02%) 417 1.02%
Maj Majority (26.81%) 10,978 26.81%
Turn Turnout (66.45%) 40,945 66.45%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (24.80%) 10,685 24.80%
Lab Labour (34.90%) 15,019 34.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.70%) 5,038 11.70%
SNP SNP (20.30%) 8,749 20.30%
Oth Other (8.20%) 3,529 8.20%
Maj Majority (10.10%) 4,334 10.10%
Turn Turnout (71.42%) 43,020 71.42%

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