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Gateshead East & Washington West
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Gateshead West no longer exists as a constituency on its own, but its wards are now to be found in the cross-Tyne inner city seat named Tyne Bridge. Gateshead has lost population like many rugged, low income, high unemployment, redevelopment and slum clearance areas, and its eastern part needs to be placed together with a very different set of neighbourhoods from the post World War Two new town of Washington - to which many of those moved out of substandard housing in the Tyneside conurbation went. Unlike southern new towns, Washington has remained solidly Labour through its experience of the Thatcher years. Its Left-wing politics might surprise a few in the capital of the United States, too.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Joyce Quin, an uncharismatic, hardworking, self-effacing Brown-Owl-in-politics, is one of the Blair government's laterally-sliding middle-rank ministers, from Home Office, to Foreign Office, to Agriculture, having served for nine years as a front bench spokesman before 1997. Born 1944, the great niece of Durham's pre-war Labour MP Joshua Ritson, she was elected here in 1987 after education at Whitley Bay Grammar School, Newcastle University and LSE, and a French and politics lecturing job at Durham University. This, and her time as an MEP, underscore the main theme of her political career, unqualified Europhilia. Amazingly nice for a politician, it has been said "her neatness and size put one in mind of Mrs. Tittlemouse".
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.69% 14.99% 31.29
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.97% 2.49% 39.03
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.01% 4.43% 180.95
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.97% 7.27% 123.38
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.58% 2.56% 22.54
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.10% 2.04% 4.69
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 7.97% 13.04% 61.10
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 9.17% 12.70% 72.19
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.16% 8.14% 161.56
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.45% 4.02% 11.23
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.78% 3.19% 181.31
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 29.95% 11.31% 264.77
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.37% 3.06% 110.02
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 6.84% 2.52% 271.75
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.97% 9.41% 137.76
5-10K 21.02% 16.63% 126.35
10-15K 18.69% 16.58% 112.74
15-20K 13.78% 13.58% 101.41
20-25K 9.61% 10.39% 92.48
25-30K 6.64% 7.77% 85.43
30-35K 4.62% 5.79% 79.74
35-40K 3.25% 4.33% 75.06
40-45K 2.32% 3.27% 71.13
45-50K 1.68% 2.48% 67.75
50-55K 1.23% 1.90% 64.81
55-60K 0.92% 1.47% 62.20
60-65K 0.69% 1.15% 59.86
65-70K 0.52% 0.91% 57.75
70-75K 0.40% 0.72% 55.82
75-80K 0.31% 0.57% 54.05
80-85K 0.24% 0.46% 52.42
85-90K 0.19% 0.37% 50.90
90-95K 0.15% 0.31% 49.49
95-100K 0.12% 0.25% 48.17
100K + 0.56% 1.34% 41.51

Local Map of the constituency
Gateshead East & Washington West - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Gateshead East & Washington West - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.07%)
Conservative (- 13.55%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.57%)
Conservative (0.63%) Liberal Democrat (4.14%)
Labour (-  3.93%)
Con - 13.55%
Lab 14.07%
LD - 3.57%
Con 0.63%
Lab - 3.93%
LD 4.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joyce Quin
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.79%) 4,970 14.79%
Lab Labour (68.13%) 22,903 68.13%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.87%) 4,999 14.87%
Oth Other (2.21%) 743 2.21%
Maj Majority (53.26%) 17,904 53.26%
Turn Turnout (52.49%) 33,615 52.49%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joyce Quin
Labour hold
LD Ron Beadle 4,999 14.87%
C Elizabeth Campbell 4,970 14.79%
L Joyce Quin 22,903 68.13%
UK Martin Rouse 743 2.21%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Joyce Quin
Labour
Con Conservative (14.15%) 6,097 14.15%
Lab Labour (72.07%) 31,047 72.07%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.73%) 4,622 10.73%
Ref Referendum (3.05%) 1,315 3.05%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (57.91%) 24,950 57.91%
Turn Turnout (67.19%) 43,081 67.19%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (27.70%) 13,492 27.70%
Lab Labour (58.00%) 28,192 58.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.30%) 6,963 14.30%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (30.20%) 14,700 30.20%
Turn Turnout (71.73%) 48,647 71.73%

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