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Esher & Walton
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
On the evening of 5 December 2000, the moderate and strongly pro-European Conservative MP (now almost a contradiction in terms) Ian Taylor survived a meeting called to instigate his deselection as Tory candidate for the rock-solid Esher and Walton seat in Surrey. He should now take his place among an even more overwhelmingly Euro-sceptic party in the Commons, judging from the selection of new candidates in winnable seats, and although Esher and Walton may have stood with him after the well-publicised skirmishes which brought the intervention of about 40 MPs (from both wings of the party) pleading the cause of a broad church (or of not deselecting sitting MPs), his argument seems lost in the modern (or rather current) Conservative Party.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Ian Taylor, elected for Esher in 1987, is a rare Clarke-supporting One Nation Europhile. He quit Hague's front bench after four months in 1997 over its increasingly Eurosceptic stance, and survived a deselection attempt in December 2000 with an intervention from Ken Clarke, who warned more extreme Eurosceptics in Esher of "very severe consequences" if they dropped him. Born 1945, and educated at Whitley Abbey School, Coventry and Keele University, as a DTI minister in Major's government, he was in charge of promoting IT.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 49.14% 14.99% 327.73
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.76% 2.49% 70.94
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.77% 4.43% 40.02
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 4.18% 7.27% 57.43
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 9.85% 2.56% 383.96
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 4.35% 2.04% 213.32
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.04
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 18.41% 13.04% 141.16
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 2.86% 12.70% 22.54
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.17% 8.14% 26.64
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.08% 4.02% 1.91
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.48% 3.19% 46.59
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.85% 11.31% 25.20
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.09% 3.06% 35.66
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 9.94
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 3.88% 9.41% 41.23
5-10K 8.03% 16.63% 48.27
10-15K 10.32% 16.58% 62.24
15-20K 10.71% 13.58% 78.83
20-25K 10.04% 10.39% 96.57
25-30K 8.92% 7.77% 114.67
30-35K 7.68% 5.79% 132.67
35-40K 6.51% 4.33% 150.25
40-45K 5.46% 3.27% 167.22
45-50K 4.55% 2.48% 183.49
50-55K 3.79% 1.90% 198.98
55-60K 3.15% 1.47% 213.70
60-65K 2.62% 1.15% 227.63
65-70K 2.18% 0.91% 240.80
70-75K 1.82% 0.72% 253.25
75-80K 1.52% 0.57% 264.99
80-85K 1.28% 0.46% 276.08
85-90K 1.07% 0.37% 286.54
90-95K 0.90% 0.31% 296.41
95-100K 0.76% 0.25% 305.73
100K + 4.74% 1.34% 352.77

Local Map of the constituency
Esher & Walton - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Esher & Walton - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (5.37%)
Conservative (- 10.86%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.52%)
Labour (0.86%) Liberal Democrat (2.11%)
Conservative (-  0.87%)
Con - 10.86%
Lab 5.37%
LD - 1.52%
Con - 0.87%
Lab 0.86%
LD 2.11%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ian Taylor
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (48.97%) 22,296 48.97%
Lab Labour (23.63%) 10,758 23.63%
LD Liberal Democrat (22.49%) 10,241 22.49%
Oth Other (4.91%) 2,236 4.91%
Maj Majority (25.34%) 11,538 25.34%
Turn Turnout (61.91%) 45,531 61.91%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ian Taylor
Conservative hold
UK Bernard Collignon 2,236 4.91%
LD Mark Marsh 10,241 22.49%
L Joe McGowan 10,758 23.63%
C Ian Taylor 22,296 48.97%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ian Taylor
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.84%) 26,747 49.84%
Lab Labour (22.77%) 12,219 22.77%
LD Liberal Democrat (20.38%) 10,937 20.38%
Ref Referendum (5.41%) 2,904 5.41%
Oth Other (1.60%) 860 1.60%
Maj Majority (27.07%) 14,528 27.07%
Turn Turnout (74.14%) 53,667 74.14%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (60.70%) 33,237 60.70%
Lab Labour (17.40%) 9,513 17.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.90%) 12,013 21.90%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (38.80%) 21,224 38.80%
Turn Turnout (76.49%) 54,763 76.49%

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