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Great Yarmouth
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Tories have only lost the east coast Norfolk division of Great Yarmouth in years when Labour has formed a government with an overall majority, and they harbour hope of a regain next time, certainly if Mr Blair's grip on Downing Street should slacken from its present vice-like and determined state. In both May 1999 (by four-and-a-half per cent) and 2000 (14.5 per cent) they outpolled Labour candidates for Great Yarmouth Borough Council, in the latter year winning 12 of the 16 wards, with seven gains. These are much worse results for Labour than most seats of this level of marginality, and local factors may well be influential. Unemployment is well below the national average, and has not fallen as steeply under New Labour as in other places. It remains to be seen which way this will cut as the government seeks a second term of office.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour's Tony Wright is an unobtrusive loyalist namesake of the much more high profile maverick MP for Cannock & Burntwood. A local man with a jowly face and heavy build, he led Yarmouth Council and ran the local Labour Party organisation. Originally an engineer, he was born in 1954 and was educated at a secondary modern school. As a foreign tripper he has taken up the cause of Greek Cyprus, and has set up an all party group on ME, which makes a change from calling for the dualling of the A47.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 6.63% 14.99% 44.22
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.77% 2.13% 177.18
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 6.36% 2.49% 255.65
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.14% 4.43% 48.34
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.14% 7.27% 111.88
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 6.32% 3.94% 160.21
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 19.32% 13.04% 148.19
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 14.44% 12.70% 113.71
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.06% 8.14% 111.31
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 4.37% 4.02% 108.64
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.11% 3.19% 223.05
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.41% 11.31% 47.84
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.09% 3.06% 100.77
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.85% 2.52% 152.80
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 14.42% 9.41% 153.20
5-10K 22.80% 16.63% 137.08
10-15K 19.70% 16.58% 118.85
15-20K 13.97% 13.58% 102.86
20-25K 9.32% 10.39% 89.69
25-30K 6.14% 7.77% 79.01
30-35K 4.07% 5.79% 70.33
35-40K 2.74% 4.33% 63.23
40-45K 1.87% 3.27% 57.36
45-50K 1.30% 2.48% 52.45
50-55K 0.92% 1.90% 48.30
55-60K 0.66% 1.47% 44.76
60-65K 0.48% 1.15% 41.70
65-70K 0.35% 0.91% 39.05
70-75K 0.26% 0.72% 36.73
75-80K 0.20% 0.57% 34.68
80-85K 0.15% 0.46% 32.86
85-90K 0.12% 0.37% 31.23
90-95K 0.09% 0.31% 29.77
95-100K 0.07% 0.25% 28.45
100K + 0.30% 1.34% 22.68

Local Map of the constituency
Great Yarmouth - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Great Yarmouth - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.36%)
Conservative (- 12.27%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.59%)
Conservative (3.46%)
Labour (-  2.96%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.61%)
Con - 12.27%
Lab 15.36%
LD - 2.59%
Con 3.46%
Lab - 2.96%
LD - 2.61%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tony Wright
Labour hold
Con Conservative (39.09%) 15,780 39.09%
Lab Labour (50.40%) 20,344 50.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.40%) 3,392 8.40%
Oth Other (2.11%) 850 2.11%
Maj Majority (11.31%) 4,564 11.31%
Turn Turnout (58.40%) 40,366 58.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tony Wright
Labour hold
LD Maurice Leeke 3,392 8.40%
UK Bertie Poole 850 2.11%
C Charles Reynolds 15,780 39.09%
L Tony Wright 20,344 50.40%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Tony Wright
Labour gain
Con Conservative (35.63%) 17,416 35.63%
Lab Labour (53.36%) 26,084 53.36%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.01%) 5,381 11.01%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (17.73%) 8,668 17.73%
Turn Turnout (71.23%) 48,881 71.23%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (47.90%) 25,505 47.90%
Lab Labour (38.00%) 20,196 38.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.60%) 7,225 13.60%
Oth Other (0.50%) 284 0.50%
Maj Majority (10.00%) 5,309 10.00%
Turn Turnout (77.87%) 53,210 77.87%

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