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Ellesmere Port & Neston
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Ellesmere Port and Neston is to be found at the foot of the Wirral peninisula but still included in Cheshire rather than Merseyside. It is one of those seats which were won by the Conservatives in 1983 and 1987, but those were both occasions on which Mrs Thatcher's government was returned with a majority of over 100, which seemed almost inevitable then, but as time goes by is looking more and more like an aberration. Perhaps Labour's three figure overall majority is also aberrant, but in an even year this seat would still be in their hands, although with a majority about half its present level of 16,000. Ellesmere Port is an industrial town, known most for the Stanlow oil refinery (blockaded by fuel protestors in September 2000) and the Vauxhall car plant (not threatened with closure like the one at Luton in 2001), and has always been regarded as a Labour stronghold. Neston is a different matter, mainly middle class and sharing many of the characteristics of the traditionally Tory west and south Wirral. However both of those areas fell to Labour in 1997, and Neston itself was probably fairly close, as the county council results there on the same day as the 1997 General Election tell us: Labour beat the Tories in the Neston / Parkgate ward by a hundred votes.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Ginger-bearded, if otherwise monochrome, Andrew Miller, a former MSF trade union officer, won this seat in 1992. He established a reputation as a keen advocate of e-commerce and - in 1997 - as a defender of his constituent, the nanny Louise Woodward, accused of child-killing in the US. Born 1949, educated at Hayling Island County Secondary School and taking a one-year diploma course at LSE, he was originally a Geology laboratory assistant at Portsmouth Polytechnic. Like most IT freaks, he does not ignite the heather.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 17.67% 14.99% 117.86
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.10% 2.13% 4.67
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.13% 2.49% 5.41
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.35% 4.43% 166.12
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 22.58% 7.27% 310.46
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.32% 2.56% 12.31
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.03% 3.94% 0.68
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 9.33% 13.04% 71.56
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 8.53% 12.70% 67.19
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.11% 8.14% 111.81
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.01% 4.02% 0.17
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.92% 3.19% 122.91
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 16.38% 11.31% 144.84
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.66% 3.06% 21.62
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.88% 2.52% 154.11
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.59% 9.41% 91.20
5-10K 16.40% 16.63% 98.63
10-15K 16.76% 16.58% 101.07
15-20K 13.85% 13.58% 101.97
20-25K 10.63% 10.39% 102.29
25-30K 7.95% 7.77% 102.24
30-35K 5.90% 5.79% 101.89
35-40K 4.39% 4.33% 101.29
40-45K 3.28% 3.27% 100.49
45-50K 2.47% 2.48% 99.53
50-55K 1.88% 1.90% 98.48
55-60K 1.44% 1.47% 97.37
60-65K 1.11% 1.15% 96.23
65-70K 0.86% 0.91% 95.08
70-75K 0.68% 0.72% 93.94
75-80K 0.53% 0.57% 92.83
80-85K 0.42% 0.46% 91.75
85-90K 0.34% 0.37% 90.71
90-95K 0.27% 0.31% 89.71
95-100K 0.22% 0.25% 88.75
100K + 1.12% 1.34% 83.50

Local Map of the constituency
Ellesmere Port & Neston - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Ellesmere Port & Neston - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.77%)
Conservative (- 13.04%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.01%)
Conservative (0.09%) Liberal Democrat (2.74%)
Labour (-  4.27%)
Con - 13.04%
Lab 11.77%
LD - 0.01%
Con 0.09%
Lab - 4.27%
LD 2.74%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Miller
Labour hold
Con Conservative (29.14%) 12,103 29.14%
Lab Labour (55.30%) 22,964 55.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.63%) 4,828 11.63%
Oth Other (3.93%) 1,633 3.93%
Maj Majority (26.15%) 10,861 26.15%
Turn Turnout (60.94%) 41,528 60.94%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Miller
Labour hold
UK Henry Crocker 824 1.98%
LD Stuart Kelly 4,828 11.63%
L Andrew Miller 22,964 55.30%
G Geoff Nicholls 809 1.95%
C Gareth Williams 12,103 29.14%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andrew Miller
Labour
Con Conservative (29.06%) 15,274 29.06%
Lab Labour (59.57%) 31,310 59.57%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.89%) 4,673 8.89%
Ref Referendum (2.48%) 1,305 2.48%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (30.51%) 16,036 30.51%
Turn Turnout (77.79%) 52,562 77.79%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (42.10%) 23,603 42.10%
Lab Labour (47.80%) 26,836 47.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.90%) 5,012 8.90%
Oth Other (1.20%) 648 1.20%
Maj Majority (5.80%) 3,233 5.80%
Turn Turnout (83.68%) 56,099 83.68%

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