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Guildford
Liberal Democrat gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of those seats where a car drive during a general election campaign would seem to indicate a certain Liberal Democrat victory, observing the number of posters displayed, the Surrey cathedral town of Guildford and the countryside around must harbour many thousands of Conservatives reluctant to wear their hearts on their sleeves, for it has always ended up safely in their column. In the 1997 General Election the Liberal Democrats did bring in a respectable total of 19,000 votes, but one imagines that they are likely to do still better next time - the Labour vote in the north and west of Guildford itself is well entrenched and resistant to tactical voting, and Nick St Aubyn is a strong favourite for a second term.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Nick St Aubyn (born 1955, educated at Eton and Trinity, Oxford) won Guildford in 1997 after vainly trying to take Truro off the Lib Dems in his family's native Cornwall at three previous elections. Currently a furniture manufacturer, he is an ex-merchant banker, one of 15 Etonians elected to the Tory benches in 1997, where he has developed a reputation as an advocate of extending the private sector in education and attacking Labour's populist assault on Oxford's admission system. He is also a Barbour-jacketed partisan of the Countryside Alliance.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 36.82% 14.99% 245.55
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 6.90% 2.49% 277.49
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.93% 4.43% 111.37
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.11% 7.27% 83.95
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.65% 2.56% 181.22
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 6.54% 2.04% 320.20
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.90% 3.94% 48.17
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 15.41% 13.04% 118.15
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.61% 12.70% 12.67
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.70% 8.14% 94.59
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.58% 4.02% 14.32
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.67% 3.19% 52.54
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.49% 11.31% 39.69
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.06% 3.06% 1.88
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.65% 0.06% 1,048.52
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.07% 9.41% 53.81
5-10K 9.76% 16.63% 58.70
10-15K 11.47% 16.58% 69.20
15-20K 11.08% 13.58% 81.60
20-25K 9.83% 10.39% 94.57
25-30K 8.35% 7.77% 107.46
30-35K 6.95% 5.79% 119.93
35-40K 5.71% 4.33% 131.82
40-45K 4.67% 3.27% 143.05
45-50K 3.81% 2.48% 153.60
50-55K 3.11% 1.90% 163.49
55-60K 2.55% 1.47% 172.74
60-65K 2.09% 1.15% 181.39
65-70K 1.72% 0.91% 189.48
70-75K 1.42% 0.72% 197.06
75-80K 1.17% 0.57% 204.17
80-85K 0.98% 0.46% 210.84
85-90K 0.81% 0.37% 217.11
90-95K 0.68% 0.31% 223.01
95-100K 0.57% 0.25% 228.57
100K + 3.46% 1.34% 257.28

Local Map of the constituency
Guildford - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Guildford - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.06%) Liberal Democrat (1.23%)
Conservative (- 12.86%)
Liberal Democrat (8.42%)
Conservative (-  1.11%) Labour (-  3.75%)
Con - 12.86%
Lab 6.06%
LD 1.23%
Con - 1.11%
Lab - 3.75%
LD 8.42%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Sue Doughty
Liberal Democrat gain
Con Conservative (41.43%) 19,820 41.43%
Lab Labour (13.71%) 6,558 13.71%
LD Liberal Democrat (42.55%) 20,358 42.55%
Oth Other (2.31%) 1,106 2.31%
Maj Majority (1.12%) 538 1.12%
Turn Turnout (62.91%) 47,842 62.91%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Sue Doughty
Liberal Democrat gain
LD Sue Doughty 20,358 42.55%
Pacifist John Morris 370 0.77%
UK Sonya Porter 736 1.54%
C Nick St Aubyn 19,820 41.43%
L Joyce Still 6,558 13.71%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Nick St Aubyn
Conservative
Con Conservative (42.54%) 24,230 42.54%
Lab Labour (17.46%) 9,945 17.46%
LD Liberal Democrat (34.13%) 19,439 34.13%
Ref Referendum (4.65%) 2,650 4.65%
Oth Other (1.22%) 694 1.22%
Maj Majority (8.41%) 4,791 8.41%
Turn Turnout (75.40%) 56,958 75.40%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (55.40%) 32,820 55.40%
Lab Labour (11.40%) 6,732 11.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (32.90%) 19,478 32.90%
Oth Other (0.40%) 229 0.40%
Maj Majority (22.50%) 13,342 22.50%
Turn Turnout (77.64%) 59,259 77.64%

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