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Fylde
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This name should warm the cockles of the heart of a Conservative with historical awareness, for Fylde South sent one of that party's number to parliament with a majorirty of 323, 247 in 1979. Anything like that amount would be a delight in the present straitened circumstances, as in 1997 only one seat (Huntingdon) exceeded even half of it. But the Fylde peninsula in west Lancashire inland from Blackpool remains soundly Conservative, the main communities being the retirement and residential St Anne's and Lytham on the coast, with Kirkham and other affluent villages inland, such as Wrea Green, which received some publicity in 2000 due to alleged squeezing out of locals by wealthy incomers. The Liberal Democrats have always been weak in this part of the world, but even in 1997 Labour could not reach 32pc of the total vote.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Michael Jack, a minister in four different departments under John Major, and a Clarke-supporting Europhile now self-exiled to the back benches after shadowing Agriculture from 1997 to 1998, was first elected here in 1987. Unpretentious, classless and a rare Tory wet, he was born in 1946, educated at Bradford Grammar School and Leicester University and was a food industry manager with Marks & Spencer and Northern Foods.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 24.55% 14.99% 163.77
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 1.02% 2.13% 47.92
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 10.13% 2.49% 407.39
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.00% 4.43% 67.90
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.38% 7.27% 87.69
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.99% 2.56% 77.73
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.05% 2.04% 2.64
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 4.38% 3.94% 111.03
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 26.01% 13.04% 199.48
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.94% 12.70% 54.60
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.12% 8.14% 62.90
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.33% 4.02% 82.83
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.51% 3.19% 78.65
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.15% 11.31% 36.69
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.40% 3.06% 13.07
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 0.04% 0.06% 57.58
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 6.98% 9.41% 74.13
5-10K 13.67% 16.63% 82.17
10-15K 15.04% 16.58% 90.70
15-20K 13.37% 13.58% 98.46
20-25K 10.92% 10.39% 105.08
25-30K 8.59% 7.77% 110.54
30-35K 6.66% 5.79% 114.94
35-40K 5.13% 4.33% 118.43
40-45K 3.96% 3.27% 121.16
45-50K 3.06% 2.48% 123.26
50-55K 2.38% 1.90% 124.84
55-60K 1.86% 1.47% 126.02
60-65K 1.46% 1.15% 126.85
65-70K 1.15% 0.91% 127.41
70-75K 0.92% 0.72% 127.75
75-80K 0.74% 0.57% 127.92
80-85K 0.59% 0.46% 127.94
85-90K 0.48% 0.37% 127.85
90-95K 0.39% 0.31% 127.66
95-100K 0.32% 0.25% 127.39
100K + 1.67% 1.34% 124.00

Local Map of the constituency
Fylde - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Fylde - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.05%)
Conservative (- 11.33%) Liberal Democrat (-  6.09%)
Conservative (3.40%) Liberal Democrat (0.14%)
Labour (-  0.86%)
Con - 11.33%
Lab 13.05%
LD - 6.09%
Con 3.40%
Lab - 0.86%
LD 0.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Michael Jack
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (52.27%) 23,383 52.27%
Lab Labour (30.79%) 13,773 30.79%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.75%) 6,599 14.75%
Oth Other (2.20%) 982 2.20%
Maj Majority (21.48%) 9,610 21.48%
Turn Turnout (61.96%) 44,737 61.96%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Michael Jack
Conservative hold
LD John Begg 6,599 14.75%
UK Lesley Brown 982 2.20%
C Michael Jack 23,383 52.27%
L John Stockton 13,773 30.79%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Michael Jack
Conservative
Con Conservative (48.87%) 25,443 48.87%
Lab Labour (31.65%) 16,480 31.65%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.61%) 7,609 14.61%
Ref Referendum (4.56%) 2,372 4.56%
Oth Other (0.31%) 163 0.31%
Maj Majority (17.21%) 8,963 17.21%
Turn Turnout (72.94%) 52,067 72.94%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (60.20%) 31,849 60.20%
Lab Labour (18.60%) 9,827 18.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (20.70%) 10,937 20.70%
Oth Other (0.50%) 268 0.50%
Maj Majority (39.50%) 20,912 39.50%
Turn Turnout (75.13%) 52,881 75.13%

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