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Erewash
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Labour's Elizabeth Blackman won Erewash for Labour, defeating Angela Knight, by approximately the same margin as Tony Blair's party pasted John Major's naturally, and there is no reason to believe that this East Midlands seat based on Ilkeston (which once had its own seat named after it) and Long Eaton (from the former Derbyshire SE) will deviate significantly from the national norm next time either. In the 1999 borough elections, the most recent actual voting here, Labour won 13 wards to the Tories' six.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Elizabeth Blackman, born 1949, educated at Carlisle County High School for Girls, Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley, and Clifton College of Further Education, Nottingham, is a standard 1997 issue New Labour MP as a first time candidate, off an all-women short list. She is a former school teacher, local councillor, and loyalist backbencher, who has done little to trouble the scorers. Troubling her could be the Conservatives' Gregor MacGregor, an operational review executive with multinational Williams plc, born 1955, educated at Milton Abbey School, Dorset and Cardiff University.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.05% 14.99% 73.71
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.25% 2.13% 11.94
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.43% 2.49% 17.40
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 6.42% 4.43% 145.19
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.90% 7.27% 136.04
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.91% 13.04% 91.36
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 33.65% 12.70% 264.94
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 14.62% 8.14% 179.52
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.21% 4.02% 5.16
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.43% 3.19% 107.62
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.61% 11.31% 58.41
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.23% 3.06% 7.55
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.25% 2.52% 49.49
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.04% 0.06% 60.20
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 10.45% 9.41% 111.03
5-10K 19.09% 16.63% 114.80
10-15K 18.62% 16.58% 112.30
15-20K 14.60% 13.58% 107.46
20-25K 10.58% 10.39% 101.84
25-30K 7.47% 7.77% 96.11
30-35K 5.25% 5.79% 90.55
35-40K 3.70% 4.33% 85.29
40-45K 2.62% 3.27% 80.36
45-50K 1.88% 2.48% 75.79
50-55K 1.36% 1.90% 71.57
55-60K 1.00% 1.47% 67.71
60-65K 0.74% 1.15% 64.17
65-70K 0.55% 0.91% 60.95
70-75K 0.42% 0.72% 58.02
75-80K 0.32% 0.57% 55.36
80-85K 0.24% 0.46% 52.93
85-90K 0.19% 0.37% 50.73
90-95K 0.15% 0.31% 48.73
95-100K 0.12% 0.25% 46.92
100K + 0.53% 1.34% 39.15

Local Map of the constituency
Erewash - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Erewash - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.50%)
Conservative (- 10.64%) Liberal Democrat (-  5.01%)
Liberal Democrat (2.91%)
Conservative (-  1.62%) Labour (-  2.49%)
Con - 10.64%
Lab 13.50%
LD - 5.01%
Con - 1.62%
Lab - 2.49%
LD 2.91%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Liz Blackman
Labour hold
Con Conservative (34.95%) 16,983 34.95%
Lab Labour (49.21%) 23,915 49.21%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.49%) 5,586 11.49%
Oth Other (4.35%) 2,112 4.35%
Maj Majority (14.26%) 6,932 14.26%
Turn Turnout (61.92%) 48,596 61.92%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Liz Blackman
Labour hold
BNP Steven Belshaw 591 1.22%
L Liz Blackman 23,915 49.21%
LD Martin Garnett 5,586 11.49%
C Gregor MacGregor 16,983 34.95%
Loony RU Seerius 428 0.88%
UK Louise Smith 692 1.42%
SL Peter Waldock 401 0.83%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Elizabeth Blackman
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.56%) 22,061 36.56%
Lab Labour (51.70%) 31,196 51.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.59%) 5,181 8.59%
Ref Referendum (2.33%) 1,404 2.33%
Oth Other (0.82%) 496 0.82%
Maj Majority (15.14%) 9,135 15.14%
Turn Turnout (77.95%) 60,338 77.95%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (47.20%) 29,970 47.20%
Lab Labour (38.20%) 24,247 38.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.60%) 8,623 13.60%
Oth Other (1.00%) 645 1.00%
Maj Majority (9.00%) 5,723 9.00%
Turn Turnout (82.50%) 63,485 82.50%

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