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Eltham
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The former London taxi driver Clive Efford will be returned by Eltham for a second term if Labour win the General Election by any kind of margin overall, or even if they are the largest party. This seat in south east London was only slightly redrawn by the Boundary Commission before the 1997 General Election, but this was enough to send the MP Peter Bottomley, who had represented this area for over twenty years, haring off to safer pastures by the sea in Worthing. The Conservatives have no safe wards here in Greenwich borough elections, and although they were only 16pc behind Labour in those in 1998 there was no significant sign of a recovery to give the new candidate hope. One other note. This was the scene of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993, which has had so many wider consequences (though this does not yet include conviction of anyone for the crime). The British National Party polled 491 votes (1.1pc) here in 1997 and finished sixth and last.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour's bearded Clive Elford, elected in 1997, the Commons' first black-cab driver, has naturally enough backed attempts to force licensing on rival rogue mini-cab drivers. Born 1958 and educated at Walworth Comprehensive School, he also backs energy efficiency, integrated transport and vetting of private school staff "to minimise the likelihood of further deranged individuals reaching Tory benches". In 1998 he met Eltham's most famous son, Bob Hope, in the US.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.94% 14.99% 66.33
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.56% 2.49% 103.15
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.17% 7.27% 2.37
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.90% 2.56% 112.94
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 4.90% 2.04% 240.16
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.29% 3.94% 32.66
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 16.90% 13.04% 129.58
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 15.14% 12.70% 119.19
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.69% 8.14% 94.48
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 9.40% 4.02% 233.78
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.88% 3.19% 184.52
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 17.21% 11.31% 152.13
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.48% 3.06% 113.58
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.69% 2.52% 27.35
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.46% 2.10% 69.65
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.39% 0.06% 620.56
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.69% 9.41% 81.70
5-10K 13.70% 16.63% 82.34
10-15K 14.66% 16.58% 88.43
15-20K 12.96% 13.58% 95.45
20-25K 10.62% 10.39% 102.23
25-30K 8.43% 7.77% 108.40
30-35K 6.59% 5.79% 113.86
35-40K 5.14% 4.33% 118.62
40-45K 4.01% 3.27% 122.74
45-50K 3.13% 2.48% 126.29
50-55K 2.46% 1.90% 129.35
55-60K 1.95% 1.47% 131.98
60-65K 1.55% 1.15% 134.25
65-70K 1.23% 0.91% 136.20
70-75K 0.99% 0.72% 137.89
75-80K 0.80% 0.57% 139.34
80-85K 0.65% 0.46% 140.60
85-90K 0.53% 0.37% 141.69
90-95K 0.44% 0.31% 142.63
95-100K 0.36% 0.25% 143.45
100K + 1.96% 1.34% 146.04

Local Map of the constituency
Eltham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Eltham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.50%)
Conservative (- 12.75%) Liberal Democrat (-  6.98%)
Conservative (0.98%) Liberal Democrat (3.67%)
Labour (-  1.76%)
Con - 12.75%
Lab 14.50%
LD - 6.98%
Con 0.98%
Lab - 1.76%
LD 3.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Clive Efford
Labour hold
Con Conservative (32.13%) 10,859 32.13%
Lab Labour (52.84%) 17,855 52.84%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.20%) 4,121 12.20%
Oth Other (2.83%) 957 2.83%
Maj Majority (20.70%) 6,996 20.70%
Turn Turnout (58.75%) 33,792 58.75%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Clive Efford
Labour hold
L Clive Efford 17,855 52.84%
I Andrew Graham 251 0.74%
UK Terry Jones 706 2.09%
C Sharon Massey 10,859 32.13%
LD Martin Morris 4,121 12.20%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Clive Efford
Labour gain
Con Conservative (31.15%) 13,528 31.15%
Lab Labour (54.60%) 23,710 54.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.52%) 3,701 8.52%
Ref Referendum (3.26%) 1,414 3.26%
Oth Other (2.48%) 1,075 2.48%
Maj Majority (23.45%) 10,182 23.45%
Turn Turnout (75.71%) 43,428 75.71%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (43.90%) 20,384 43.90%
Lab Labour (40.10%) 18,604 40.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.50%) 7,213 15.50%
Oth Other (0.40%) 198 0.40%
Maj Majority (3.80%) 1,780 3.80%
Turn Turnout (76.50%) 46,399 76.50%

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