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Glasgow Cathcart
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Cathcart was at one time a solidly Conservative division - it should be remembered that in the mid 1950s the Tories could win more than half the seats in Scotland, slightly more than their current score of zero. In Glasgow this was to some extent due to the remnants of anti-Catholic and Irish prejudice which produced an Orange working-class vote, but in Cathcart it was more because this south Glasgow seat included the city's best residential areas after the West End, places such as Newlands, Mount Florida and King's Park. Then in the 1950s and 1960s things began to change, as another of the huge peripheral council estates which are so typical of Scotland's largest city was built on its southern edge, Castlemilk. Teddy Taylor held on as a respected independent Tory until 1979, when he finally lost - to John Maxton, the nephew of Jimmy, the Clydeside ILPer of the 1930s. The secular trend to Labour has continued, and this is now as safe as most of the other Glasgow seats.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Tom Harris, Labour's former Scottish press officer, has been selected to replace the outgoing bearer of a surname famous in Scottish Labour politics, John Maxton. Son of a lorry driver and born 1964, Tom Harris was educated at Napier College, Edinburgh. A journalist from 1986, he worked for the Labour Party from 1990 to 1992, and since then has been a PR man in local government. Like most of Labour's replacements for retiring MPs he comes with local roots, having been chairman of Cathcart CLP. He lists the Middle East among his interests, and his wife, Carolyn, is publications officer with Strathclyde Police.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.24% 14.99% 28.31
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 3.79% 2.49% 152.35
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.50% 4.43% 11.35
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 4.05% 7.27% 55.75
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 12.16% 2.56% 474.09
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 2.40% 2.04% 117.53
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 9.84% 3.94% 249.43
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 2.19% 13.04% 16.82
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.86% 12.70% 54.03
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.93% 8.14% 11.48
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 5.80% 4.02% 144.23
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.23% 3.19% 70.07
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.32% 11.31% 64.75
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 18.16% 3.06% 592.99
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 19.50% 2.52% 774.29
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 14.87
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.61% 9.41% 133.90
5-10K 19.32% 16.63% 116.14
10-15K 17.48% 16.58% 105.44
15-20K 13.38% 13.58% 98.51
20-25K 9.72% 10.39% 93.56
25-30K 6.98% 7.77% 89.80
30-35K 5.03% 5.79% 86.85
35-40K 3.66% 4.33% 84.48
40-45K 2.69% 3.27% 82.53
45-50K 2.01% 2.48% 80.87
50-55K 1.51% 1.90% 79.42
55-60K 1.15% 1.47% 78.12
60-65K 0.89% 1.15% 76.92
65-70K 0.69% 0.91% 75.79
70-75K 0.54% 0.72% 74.70
75-80K 0.42% 0.57% 73.64
80-85K 0.34% 0.46% 72.60
85-90K 0.27% 0.37% 71.57
90-95K 0.22% 0.31% 70.54
95-100K 0.17% 0.25% 69.52
100K + 0.84% 1.34% 62.43

Local Map of the constituency
Glasgow Cathcart - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Glasgow Cathcart - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.87%) SNP (1.17%)
Conservative (-  9.05%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.45%)
Conservative (0.92%) Liberal Democrat (4.23%)
Labour (-  1.75%) SNP (-  5.35%)
Con - 9.05%
Lab 6.87%
LD - 0.45%
SNP 1.17%
Con 0.92%
Lab - 1.75%
LD 4.23%
SNP - 5.35%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tom Harris
Labour hold
Con Conservative (13.37%) 3,662 13.37%
Lab Labour (54.41%) 14,902 54.41%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.98%) 3,006 10.98%
SNP SNP (14.92%) 4,086 14.92%
Oth Other (6.32%) 1,730 6.32%
Maj Majority (39.49%) 10,816 39.49%
Turn Turnout (52.57%) 27,386 52.57%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tom Harris
Labour hold
C Richard Cook 3,662 13.37%
SNP Josephine Docherty 4,086 14.92%
L Tom Harris 14,902 54.41%
LD Tom Henery 3,006 10.98%
SSP Ronnie Stevenson 1,730 6.32%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John Maxton
Labour
Con Conservative (12.45%) 4,248 12.45%
Lab Labour (56.17%) 19,158 56.17%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.75%) 2,302 6.75%
SNP SNP (20.27%) 6,913 20.27%
Ref Referendum (1.01%) 344 1.01%
Oth Other (3.36%) 1,145 3.36%
Maj Majority (35.90%) 12,245 35.90%
Turn Turnout (69.17%) 34,110 69.17%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (21.50%) 8,167 21.50%
Lab Labour (49.30%) 18,719 49.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.20%) 2,732 7.20%
SNP SNP (19.10%) 7,244 19.10%
Oth Other (2.80%) 1,072 2.80%
Maj Majority (27.80%) 10,552 27.80%
Turn Turnout (73.03%) 37,934 73.03%

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