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Hackney North & Stoke Newington
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Hackney is by many standards the most deprived London Borough. It suffers from poor housing (only 32 per cent was owner-occupied in this seat at the time of the 1991 Census, and only 22 per cent in Hackney South), and both the private and council rented sectors have severe problems; well publicised difficulties with state schools (such as the now closed Hackney Downs) and virtually no viable alternatives; high unemployment, especially among the ethnic minorities, which reach more than a third of the total population here; and poor relations between some sections of those minorities and the police, especially in Stoke Newington. There is a very different community here, the Orthodox Jewish area of Stamford Hill, which maintains strong family traditions and elects Conservative councillors such as Joe Lobenstein; and in local elections the local Labour party has suffered divisions and accusations which have severely sullied its reputation and performance in borough elections. Through all this Diane Abbott has won the North parliamentary seat easily since 1987, and will probably do so again in 2001. She may well benefit from her lack of a close association with the New Labour authorities in government.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Diane Abbott, one of Labour's 10 non-white MPs, won the seat in 1987 and joins her Campaign Group colleagues in most of the revolts against the Blair Government. An intelligent but pugnacious and emotional extrovert who overstates and under-prepares, she was born - to Jamaican parents - in 1953, educated at Harrow County Grammar School for Girls and Newnham College, Cambridge and worked as a Home Office civil servant, TV reporter and GLC press officer. Short and chubby, her black stretch velvet evokes for some an exploding mole.
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 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.60% 2.56% 140.54
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 9.49% 2.04% 465.16
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 26.71% 3.94% 677.21
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.00% 13.04% 0.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 9.86% 4.02% 245.29
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.00% 3.19% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.00% 11.31% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 9.38% 3.06% 306.34
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 40.95% 2.10% 1,949.96
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.91% 9.41% 105.30
5-10K 14.20% 16.63% 85.37
10-15K 14.08% 16.58% 84.90
15-20K 12.06% 13.58% 88.77
20-25K 9.78% 10.39% 94.08
25-30K 7.76% 7.77% 99.86
30-35K 6.12% 5.79% 105.72
35-40K 4.83% 4.33% 111.52
40-45K 3.83% 3.27% 117.19
45-50K 3.05% 2.48% 122.71
50-55K 2.44% 1.90% 128.08
55-60K 1.97% 1.47% 133.32
60-65K 1.59% 1.15% 138.45
65-70K 1.30% 0.91% 143.46
70-75K 1.07% 0.72% 148.39
75-80K 0.88% 0.57% 153.24
80-85K 0.73% 0.46% 158.03
85-90K 0.61% 0.37% 162.76
90-95K 0.51% 0.31% 167.45
95-100K 0.43% 0.25% 172.10
100K + 2.77% 1.34% 206.27

Local Map of the constituency
Hackney North & Stoke Newington - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hackney North & Stoke Newington - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.46%) Liberal Democrat (0.09%)
Conservative (- 10.21%)
Liberal Democrat (2.49%)
Conservative (-  1.73%) Labour (-  3.22%)
Con - 10.21%
Lab 6.46%
LD 0.09%
Con - 1.73%
Lab - 3.22%
LD 2.49%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Diane Abbott
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.96%) 4,430 14.96%
Lab Labour (61.04%) 18,081 61.04%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.08%) 4,170 14.08%
Oth Other (9.93%) 2,940 9.93%
Maj Majority (46.09%) 13,651 46.09%
Turn Turnout (49.01%) 29,621 49.01%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Diane Abbott
Labour hold
L Diane Abbott 18,081 61.04%
SL Sukart Chandan 756 2.55%
G Chit Yet Chong 2,184 7.37%
C Pauline Dye 4,430 14.96%
LD Meral Ece 4,170 14.08%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Diane Abbott
Labour
Con Conservative (16.69%) 5,483 16.69%
Lab Labour (64.26%) 21,110 64.26%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.59%) 3,806 11.59%
Ref Referendum (1.66%) 544 1.66%
Oth Other (5.81%) 1,909 5.81%
Maj Majority (47.57%) 15,627 47.57%
Turn Turnout (52.95%) 32,852 52.95%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (26.90%) 9,356 26.90%
Lab Labour (57.80%) 20,083 57.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.50%) 3,996 11.50%
Oth Other (3.70%) 1,289 3.70%
Maj Majority (30.90%) 10,727 30.90%
Turn Turnout (53.42%) 34,724 53.42%

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