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Elmet
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
In the May 2000 local elections in Leeds Metropolitan Borough, the Conservatives outpolled Labour if the votes cast in the four wards which make up the Elmet seat are totted up. As usual, this was solely because of their large lead in just one ward, Wetherby; Labour held the other three. The turnout in Wetherby was 34pc, in the rest of the seat just under 30pc; nevertheless, this disparity may be repeated in the next General Election (although we shall never find out because the results in Britain, unlike the USA, are always declared as a whole). Elmet will again be a classic marginal of two disparate parts, vying for control over its representation east of Leeds.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Colin Burgon, a Catholic-educated (St Michael's College, Leeds) warehouseman, clerk, teacher and finally local government officer, born in 1948, won this seat at his third attempt in 1997. An opponent of local opencast mining, he has done little to trouble the scorers, tabling only 5 written questions in his first year, doubtless happy to have arrived at last and content to be lobby fodder.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 24.42% 14.99% 162.84
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.04% 2.13% 1.92
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.46% 2.49% 18.69
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.95% 4.43% 66.65
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 15.54% 7.27% 213.59
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.81% 2.56% 31.78
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.01% 2.04% 0.36
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 21.48% 13.04% 164.76
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.51% 12.70% 51.26
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.02% 8.14% 159.86
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.13% 4.02% 3.31
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.66% 3.19% 83.63
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.85% 11.31% 95.94
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.96% 3.06% 31.41
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.13% 2.52% 5.16
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 30.28
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.27% 9.41% 77.25
5-10K 14.03% 16.63% 84.35
10-15K 15.22% 16.58% 91.81
15-20K 13.42% 13.58% 98.81
20-25K 10.90% 10.39% 104.90
25-30K 8.55% 7.77% 109.96
30-35K 6.61% 5.79% 114.04
35-40K 5.08% 4.33% 117.26
40-45K 3.91% 3.27% 119.76
45-50K 3.02% 2.48% 121.67
50-55K 2.34% 1.90% 123.10
55-60K 1.83% 1.47% 124.15
60-65K 1.44% 1.15% 124.90
65-70K 1.14% 0.91% 125.41
70-75K 0.90% 0.72% 125.74
75-80K 0.72% 0.57% 125.91
80-85K 0.58% 0.46% 125.98
85-90K 0.47% 0.37% 125.95
90-95K 0.38% 0.31% 125.85
95-100K 0.31% 0.25% 125.71
100K + 1.67% 1.34% 124.00

Local Map of the constituency
Elmet - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Elmet - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.50%)
Conservative (- 11.32%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.83%)
Conservative (2.72%) Liberal Democrat (2.21%)
Labour (-  4.43%)
Con - 11.32%
Lab 10.50%
LD - 1.83%
Con 2.72%
Lab - 4.43%
LD 2.21%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Colin Burgon
Labour hold
Con Conservative (38.89%) 17,867 38.89%
Lab Labour (47.97%) 22,038 47.97%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.89%) 5,001 10.89%
Oth Other (2.24%) 1,031 2.24%
Maj Majority (9.08%) 4,171 9.08%
Turn Turnout (100.00%) 45,937 100.00%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Colin Burgon
Labour hold
L Colin Burgon 22,038 47.97%
LD Madeleine Kirk 5,001 10.89%
C Andrew Millard 17,867 38.89%
UK Andrew Spence 1,031 2.24%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Colin Burgon
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.18%) 19,569 36.18%
Lab Labour (52.40%) 28,348 52.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.67%) 4,691 8.67%
Ref Referendum (2.75%) 1,487 2.75%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (16.23%) 8,779 16.23%
Turn Turnout (76.81%) 54,095 76.81%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (47.50%) 27,677 47.50%
Lab Labour (41.90%) 24,416 41.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.50%) 6,144 10.50%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (5.60%) 3,261 5.60%
Turn Turnout (81.48%) 58,237 81.48%

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