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Greenwich & Woolwich
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This predominantly working class south east London riverside seat has a curious, in fact unique, electoral history. Both halves, Greenwich and Woolwich, before they were merged in 1997, had been represented by SDP candidates, standing first under the banner of the Alliance and re-elected in 1987, later opposing full merger with the Liberals and nearly winning re-election again in 1992 as independent Social Democrats. They were John Cartwright of Woolwich and Rosie Barnes, who had first come to fame as the winner of the Greenwich by-election in early 1987. By 1997, however, both these former MPs had long departed the scene, and Labour's Nick Raynsford, himself in an earlier incarnation the winner of a key by-election at Fulham in 1986 triumphed by 18,000 and now has a very safe seat, despite the less than wholly successful performance of the Millennium Dome, the major landmark within this constituency.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Nick Raynsford, born 1945 and public school and Cambridge (Repton and Sidney Sussex)-educated, is one of Labour's rare toffs, in his case from a family of Northamptonshire squires, traceable back to the 15th century, with his full name being 'Wyvill Richard Nicholls Raynsford'. A tall, balding, permanently smiling, uncharismatic technocrat, he was elected for Greenwich in 1992, having briefly sat for Fulham 1986-87. A perennial spokesman on housing and London, as a Minister he piloted through the legislation recreating both a London Assembly and Ken Livingstone.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.45% 14.99% 3.01
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.37% 2.49% 95.34
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.18% 4.43% 49.18
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.09% 7.27% 1.22
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.24% 2.56% 165.25
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 14.75% 2.04% 722.44
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 6.69% 3.94% 169.56
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 5.31% 13.04% 40.71
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.05% 12.70% 8.27
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.66% 8.14% 32.67
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 13.11% 4.02% 325.91
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.52% 3.19% 47.81
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.32% 11.31% 91.21
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 13.42% 3.06% 438.11
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 7.72% 2.52% 306.54
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 14.00% 2.10% 666.52
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.15% 0.06% 233.56
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 10.25% 9.41% 108.88
5-10K 15.55% 16.63% 93.48
10-15K 15.12% 16.58% 91.21
15-20K 12.55% 13.58% 92.39
20-25K 9.86% 10.39% 94.91
25-30K 7.62% 7.77% 97.97
30-35K 5.86% 5.79% 101.25
35-40K 4.53% 4.33% 104.58
40-45K 3.52% 3.27% 107.88
45-50K 2.76% 2.48% 111.11
50-55K 2.18% 1.90% 114.26
55-60K 1.73% 1.47% 117.30
60-65K 1.38% 1.15% 120.23
65-70K 1.12% 0.91% 123.06
70-75K 0.90% 0.72% 125.79
75-80K 0.74% 0.57% 128.42
80-85K 0.61% 0.46% 130.96
85-90K 0.50% 0.37% 133.41
90-95K 0.41% 0.31% 135.77
95-100K 0.35% 0.25% 138.05
100K + 2.04% 1.34% 151.55

Local Map of the constituency
Greenwich & Woolwich - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Greenwich & Woolwich - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Conservative (0.37%) Labour (18.84%)
Liberal Democrat (- 22.60%)
Conservative (0.67%) Liberal Democrat (3.12%)
Labour (-  2.92%)
Con 0.37%
Lab 18.84%
LD - 22.60%
Con 0.67%
Lab - 2.92%
LD 3.12%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Raynsford
Labour hold
Con Conservative (19.23%) 6,258 19.23%
Lab Labour (60.52%) 19,691 60.52%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.62%) 5,082 15.62%
Oth Other (4.63%) 1,505 4.63%
Maj Majority (41.29%) 13,433 41.29%
Turn Turnout (52.00%) 32,536 52.00%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Raynsford
Labour hold
C Richard Forsdyke 6,258 19.23%
UK Stan Gain 672 2.07%
SA Kirstie Paton 481 1.48%
LD Russell Pyne 5,082 15.62%
L Nick Raynsford 19,691 60.52%
SL Margaret Sharkey 352 1.08%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Nick Raynsford
Labour
Con Conservative (18.57%) 7,502 18.57%
Lab Labour (63.44%) 25,630 63.44%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.50%) 5,049 12.50%
Ref Referendum (4.13%) 1,670 4.13%
Oth Other (1.37%) 552 1.37%
Maj Majority (44.87%) 18,128 44.87%
Turn Turnout (65.85%) 40,403 65.85%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (18.20%) 8,565 18.20%
Lab Labour (44.60%) 20,951 44.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (35.10%) 16,478 35.10%
Oth Other (2.10%) 990 2.10%
Maj Majority (9.50%) 4,473 9.50%
Turn Turnout (71.13%) 46,984 71.13%

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