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Edmonton
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A London Evening Standard opinion poll at the beginning of December 2000 suggested that there had been no significant change in the standings of the parties since the last General Election, which is very good news for all those like Andy Love who gained seats comfortably for Labour in 1997. Edmonton is the most working class and historically Labour part of the north London borough of Enfield, situated at its eastern end along the river Lea, containing unglamorous neighbourhoods. The only ward won by the Conservatives in the 1998 Enfield borough elections was the anomalous (as its name makes clear) Village. Love won by 30pc although the seat was gained from a sitting Tory MP. Brentford and Isleworth may have been gained with a larger numerical majority, over 14,000, but nowhere was gained with a larger percentage majority. It was a case of thirty-love to Love.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Amiable, dark-moustached loyalist Andy Love, born 1949, educated at Greenock High School and Strathclyde University, is one of a score of itinerant Scots holding seats for Labour in England. Winning here in 1997, having fought and lost it in 1992, he had risen in Labour politics via the Co-operative Party and movement. With a sizeable local Greek Cypriot minority, he makes regular visits to the island and inveighs against the Turkish occupation of the North.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 5.78% 14.99% 38.53
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.06% 2.49% 42.72
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 3.23% 2.56% 126.03
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.63% 2.04% 30.98
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.50% 3.94% 12.68
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.25% 13.04% 47.94
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 21.67% 12.70% 170.62
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.31% 8.14% 40.60
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 31.44% 4.02% 781.85
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.92% 3.19% 60.35
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 13.22% 11.31% 116.89
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 7.89% 3.06% 257.59
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.23% 2.52% 48.66
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.87% 2.10% 88.91
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.19% 9.41% 86.97
5-10K 14.89% 16.63% 89.50
10-15K 15.81% 16.58% 95.35
15-20K 13.68% 13.58% 100.73
20-25K 10.91% 10.39% 104.96
25-30K 8.40% 7.77% 108.05
30-35K 6.38% 5.79% 110.16
35-40K 4.83% 4.33% 111.52
40-45K 3.67% 3.27% 112.29
45-50K 2.80% 2.48% 112.63
50-55K 2.15% 1.90% 112.65
55-60K 1.66% 1.47% 112.43
60-65K 1.29% 1.15% 112.04
65-70K 1.01% 0.91% 111.53
70-75K 0.80% 0.72% 110.94
75-80K 0.63% 0.57% 110.29
80-85K 0.51% 0.46% 109.60
85-90K 0.41% 0.37% 108.90
90-95K 0.33% 0.31% 108.18
95-100K 0.27% 0.25% 107.47
100K + 1.38% 1.34% 102.94

Local Map of the constituency
Edmonton - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Edmonton - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.28%)
Conservative (- 16.06%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.95%)
Conservative (0.56%) Liberal Democrat (0.66%)
Labour (-  1.38%)
Con - 16.06%
Lab 15.28%
LD - 1.95%
Con 0.56%
Lab - 1.38%
LD 0.66%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Love
Labour hold
Con Conservative (30.80%) 10,709 30.80%
Lab Labour (58.90%) 20,481 58.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.01%) 2,438 7.01%
Oth Other (3.30%) 1,146 3.30%
Maj Majority (28.10%) 9,772 28.10%
Turn Turnout (55.82%) 34,774 55.82%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Love
Labour hold
Reform Erol Basarik 344 0.99%
C David Burrowes 10,709 30.80%
LC Andrew Love 20,481 58.90%
SA Howard Medwell 296 0.85%
UK Gwyneth Rolph 406 1.17%
I Ram Saxena 100 0.29%
LD Douglas Taylor 2,438 7.01%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andy Love
Labour gain
Con Conservative (30.24%) 13,557 30.24%
Lab Labour (60.28%) 27,029 60.28%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.35%) 2,847 6.35%
Ref Referendum (1.58%) 708 1.58%
Oth Other (1.55%) 697 1.55%
Maj Majority (30.05%) 13,472 30.05%
Turn Turnout (70.37%) 44,838 70.37%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (46.30%) 22,076 46.30%
Lab Labour (45.00%) 21,483 45.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.30%) 3,940 8.30%
Oth Other (0.40%) 207 0.40%
Maj Majority (1.20%) 593 1.20%
Turn Turnout (74.63%) 47,706 74.63%

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