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Gedling
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Rather like Broxtowe to the west of Nottingham, Gedling is composed principally of suburbs of the East Midlands city which have long been placed outside its boundaries for local government purposes. Unlike in the case of Broxtowe, there is a place called Gedling, but it is one of the smallest to be dignified with a constituency name of its own, scarcely exceeding the size of a large village. Far more electors are to be found in Carlton (after which the seat was named before 1983), Stapleford and Arnold. Like Broxtowe though, this seat fell to Labour in 1997 - in its case for the first time since the war, as Carlton had resisted Harold Wilson's mini-landslide in 1966. It is just the sort of seat - and they exist in every region - that the Conservatives will absolutely have to regain if there are to form another government at Westminster.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Vernon Coaker came in here in 1997 as a standard issue Labour MP: a school teacher of 20 years standing and a local councillor for 14 years. Focused as an MP on teaching matters, he was born 1953 in London - whose estuarial brogue he retains - and educated at Drayton Manor Grammar School, Hanwell, Warwick University and Trent Polytechnic. The Conservative candidate is Jonathan Bullock. Born 1963, educated at Nottingham High School and Portsmouth Polytechnic, where he studied politics, he runs public relations at the British Road Federation, having previously been an advertising executive, and for three years (1994-97) head of public relations at the Advertising Association - PR for PR. Joining the Party at 18 (1981) he ran against Gerald Kaufman in Manchester Gorton in 1992 and worked on John Bowis' unsuccessful campaign in Battersea in 1997.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 24.61% 14.99% 164.14
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.32% 2.49% 12.89
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.85% 4.43% 132.19
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.21% 7.27% 112.85
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.90% 2.56% 35.20
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.05% 2.04% 2.41
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.08% 3.94% 1.92
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 19.86% 13.04% 152.28
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.82% 12.70% 163.94
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.83% 8.14% 120.73
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.07% 4.02% 1.85
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.22% 3.19% 132.41
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.30% 11.31% 29.14
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.44% 3.06% 46.97
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.45% 2.52% 17.67
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 9.06% 9.41% 96.27
5-10K 17.76% 16.63% 106.79
10-15K 18.15% 16.58% 109.49
15-20K 14.68% 13.58% 108.09
20-25K 10.89% 10.39% 104.81
25-30K 7.84% 7.77% 100.83
30-35K 5.60% 5.79% 96.74
35-40K 4.02% 4.33% 92.79
40-45K 2.91% 3.27% 89.10
45-50K 2.13% 2.48% 85.70
50-55K 1.57% 1.90% 82.59
55-60K 1.18% 1.47% 79.76
60-65K 0.89% 1.15% 77.18
65-70K 0.68% 0.91% 74.83
70-75K 0.52% 0.72% 72.69
75-80K 0.41% 0.57% 70.73
80-85K 0.32% 0.46% 68.93
85-90K 0.25% 0.37% 67.27
90-95K 0.20% 0.31% 65.75
95-100K 0.16% 0.25% 64.34
100K + 0.77% 1.34% 57.48

Local Map of the constituency
Gedling - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Gedling - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.36%)
Conservative (- 13.73%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.17%)
Labour (4.33%) Liberal Democrat (0.68%)
Conservative (-  1.16%)
Con - 13.73%
Lab 12.36%
LD - 2.17%
Con - 1.16%
Lab 4.33%
LD 0.68%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Vernon Coaker
Labour hold
Con Conservative (38.31%) 16,785 38.31%
Lab Labour (51.08%) 22,383 51.08%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.61%) 4,648 10.61%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (12.78%) 5,598 12.78%
Turn Turnout (63.93%) 43,816 63.93%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Vernon Coaker
Labour hold
C Jonathan Bullock 16,785 38.31%
L Vernon Coaker 22,383 51.08%
LD Tony Gillam 4,648 10.61%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Vernon Coaker
Labour gain
Con Conservative (39.47%) 20,588 39.47%
Lab Labour (46.76%) 24,390 46.76%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.93%) 5,180 9.93%
Ref Referendum (3.85%) 2,006 3.85%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (7.29%) 3,802 7.29%
Turn Turnout (75.80%) 52,164 75.80%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (53.20%) 30,191 53.20%
Lab Labour (34.40%) 19,554 34.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.10%) 6,863 12.10%
Oth Other (0.30%) 168 0.30%
Maj Majority (18.70%) 10,637 18.70%
Turn Turnout (81.95%) 56,776 81.95%

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