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Glasgow Springburn
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Labour MP for Glasgow Springburn was chosen from an unprecedented double-figure number of candidates to succeed Betty Bothroyd as Speaker of the Commons in October 2000. This technically marks a break in Labour's monopoly of MPs in the largest Scottish city, as Mr Martin will be returned under a non-partisan label in future General Elections.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Michael Martin, hunched and pleasantly moon-faced, was rocketed to national prominence by his buggins-turn-but-controversial election as Speaker in 2000. The first Catholic Speaker since Sir Thomas More, he is also the first sheet metal worker to become Speaker, and the first Speaker to render the traditional Glaswegian interrogative "Are you looking at me, Jimmy?" into a perfectly respectable form of Commons enquiry. He may additionally be the first Speaker whose instructions - for added clarity - could well do with being sprayed above the proscenium arch. Born in 1945, he attended St Patrick's (RC) Boys' School, Glasgow and reached Westminster in 1979 after an obligatory stint on Glasgow council. He has voted the Catholic ticket on abortion and homosexuality, and antagonised the journalists by ousting them from the Commons' terrace.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.30% 4.43% 52.02
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.84% 7.27% 52.74
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 5.26% 2.56% 205.11
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 3.24% 3.94% 82.23
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.28% 13.04% 2.12
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.52% 12.70% 11.95
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.44% 8.14% 29.94
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.25% 4.02% 31.04
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.73% 3.19% 117.11
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 17.53% 11.31% 154.98
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 37.03% 3.06% 1,209.35
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 21.44% 2.52% 851.35
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.14% 2.10% 6.88
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 17.87% 9.41% 189.86
5-10K 24.09% 16.63% 144.81
10-15K 19.24% 16.58% 116.03
15-20K 13.07% 13.58% 96.22
20-25K 8.50% 10.39% 81.82
25-30K 5.51% 7.77% 70.90
30-35K 3.61% 5.79% 62.35
35-40K 2.40% 4.33% 55.49
40-45K 1.63% 3.27% 49.86
45-50K 1.12% 2.48% 45.15
50-55K 0.78% 1.90% 41.17
55-60K 0.56% 1.47% 37.75
60-65K 0.40% 1.15% 34.79
65-70K 0.29% 0.91% 32.20
70-75K 0.22% 0.72% 29.91
75-80K 0.16% 0.57% 27.87
80-85K 0.12% 0.46% 26.06
85-90K 0.09% 0.37% 24.42
90-95K 0.07% 0.31% 22.95
95-100K 0.05% 0.25% 21.61
100K + 0.21% 1.34% 15.74

Local Map of the constituency
Glasgow Springburn - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Glasgow Springburn - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.46%)
Conservative (-  4.91%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.03%) SNP (-  3.41%)
SNP (2.90%)
Conservative (-  5.99%) Labour (-  4.76%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.27%)
Con - 4.91%
Lab 6.46%
LD - 0.03%
SNP - 3.41%
Con - 5.99%
Lab - 4.76%
LD - 4.27%
SNP 2.90%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Michael Martin
Labour hold
Con 0 0.00%
Lab Labour (66.60%) 16,053 66.60%
LD 0 0.00%
SNP SNP (19.40%) 4,675 19.40%
Oth Other (14.01%) 3,376 14.01%
Maj Majority (47.20%) 11,378 47.20%
Turn Turnout (43.67%) 24,104 43.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Michael Martin
Labour hold
SNP Sandy Bain 4,675 19.40%
Scot U Daniel Houston 1,289 5.35%
SSP Carolyn Leckie 1,879 7.80%
Speaker Michael Martin 16,053 66.60%
I Richard Silvester 208 0.86%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Michael Martin
Labour
Con Conservative (5.99%) 1,893 5.99%
Lab Labour (71.36%) 22,534 71.36%
LD Liberal Democrat (4.27%) 1,349 4.27%
SNP SNP (16.49%) 5,208 16.49%
Ref Referendum (0.59%) 186 0.59%
Oth Other (1.29%) 407 1.29%
Maj Majority (54.87%) 17,326 54.87%
Turn Turnout (59.05%) 31,577 59.05%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (10.90%) 3,909 10.90%
Lab Labour (64.90%) 23,347 64.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (4.30%) 1,559 4.30%
SNP SNP (19.90%) 7,150 19.90%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (45.00%) 16,197 45.00%
Turn Turnout (65.60%) 35,965 65.60%

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