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Enfield North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Part of a block of seats beginning with the letter E which supplied Labour with ecstasy by reporting dramatic gains from the Conservatives in the May 1997 Election, Enfield North, like most of the others, seems very likely to remain in their column for at least one more term. The Conservatives cut that lead to 4pc in 1998, winning Chase, Town and Willow wards, but lost out in the others including Ponders End, to which Norman Tebbit's father migrated on his bike, and where that noble and gentle lord grew up. In 1999 the Conservatives were actually ahead in the votes cast in this seat in the Euro-elections, but in most of their targets they did much better that year on a low turnout and Labour's weakest issue. This is the crucial swing seat in Enfield, but Labour are still favourites here at the time of writing.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Joan Ryan, PPS to Chief Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Smith, won this seat in 1997. Initially (before the election) she sounded keen on renationalising public utilities, but as a backbencher has been ultra loyal, pitching on-message locally-focused questions. A school teacher for 13 years, and a council deputy leader, she has been dubbed 'Junket Joan' for her trips to Cyprus where she backs the Greeks (a constituency interest) against the Turks. She backed the return of London government but without Livingstone as mayor. She was born 1955, attended Catholic schools and the City of Liverpool College of Higher Education, South Bank Polytechnic and Avery Hill Teacher Training College.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.47% 14.99% 16.47
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.00% 2.49% 40.37
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.03% 4.43% 0.64
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.26% 7.27% 3.56
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.84% 2.56% 188.65
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 4.77% 2.04% 233.83
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.28% 3.94% 7.15
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.58% 13.04% 88.79
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 40.83% 12.70% 321.43
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.15% 8.14% 63.24
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 5.86% 4.02% 145.81
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 6.27% 3.19% 196.89
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 12.87% 11.31% 113.79
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.28% 3.06% 74.31
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.86% 2.52% 34.18
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.65% 2.10% 30.74
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.84% 9.41% 83.33
5-10K 14.31% 16.63% 86.07
10-15K 15.35% 16.58% 92.61
15-20K 13.45% 13.58% 99.02
20-25K 10.85% 10.39% 104.44
25-30K 8.45% 7.77% 108.74
30-35K 6.49% 5.79% 112.02
35-40K 4.96% 4.33% 114.42
40-45K 3.79% 3.27% 116.11
45-50K 2.91% 2.48% 117.23
50-55K 2.25% 1.90% 117.89
55-60K 1.74% 1.47% 118.19
60-65K 1.36% 1.15% 118.21
65-70K 1.07% 0.91% 118.02
70-75K 0.85% 0.72% 117.65
75-80K 0.67% 0.57% 117.16
80-85K 0.54% 0.46% 116.56
85-90K 0.43% 0.37% 115.89
90-95K 0.35% 0.31% 115.17
95-100K 0.29% 0.25% 114.40
100K + 1.46% 1.34% 108.62

Local Map of the constituency
Enfield North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Enfield North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.76%)
Conservative (- 16.55%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.15%)
Conservative (4.35%)
Labour (-  3.98%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.19%)
Con - 16.55%
Lab 15.76%
LD - 2.15%
Con 4.35%
Lab - 3.98%
LD - 0.19%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joan Ryan
Labour hold
Con Conservative (40.70%) 15,597 40.70%
Lab Labour (46.68%) 17,888 46.68%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.75%) 3,355 8.75%
Oth Other (3.87%) 1,483 3.87%
Maj Majority (5.98%) 2,291 5.98%
Turn Turnout (56.56%) 38,323 56.56%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joan Ryan
Labour hold
P Michael Akerman 241 0.63%
I Richard Course 210 0.55%
C Nick De Bois 15,597 40.70%
UK Brian Hall 427 1.11%
BNP Ramon Jones 605 1.58%
LD Hilary Leighter 3,355 8.75%
L Joan Ryan 17,888 46.68%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Joan Ryan
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.35%) 17,326 36.35%
Lab Labour (50.66%) 24,148 50.66%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.95%) 4,264 8.95%
Ref Referendum (1.80%) 857 1.80%
Oth Other (2.25%) 1,074 2.25%
Maj Majority (14.31%) 6,822 14.31%
Turn Turnout (70.43%) 47,669 70.43%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (52.90%) 27,789 52.90%
Lab Labour (34.90%) 18,359 34.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.10%) 5,817 11.10%
Oth Other (1.10%) 565 1.10%
Maj Majority (18.00%) 9,430 18.00%
Turn Turnout (76.58%) 52,530 76.58%

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