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Hackney South & Shoreditch
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Labour lost control of the Hackney Borough Council in the 1998 local elections, and the Liberal Democrats, classically attacking a regime embattled on many fronts, returned as many councillors (14) as Labour. This does not necessarily mean that Brian Sedgemore, an independent Old Left Labour fellow, will be in trouble himself. He was opposed by an unofficial New Labour candidate in 1997, but that label only attracted 2,436 voters, and he still had a majority of nearly 15,000. Plagued with troubles as many may be here in Hoxton and Haggerston and Homerton, in Hackney Downs and London Fields, they do not seem likely to turn en masse to another for solace in a general election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Burly, cro-magnon featured Brian Sedgemore, born 1937, educated at Heles School Exeter and Corpus Christi, Oxford, is one of Labour's iconoclastic lone operators who never advanced further than being PPS in the 1970s to Tony Benn. A quirkish left-winger who was alone in backing Maastricht, a seasoned parliamentary bruiser who likes to ridicule his Commons colleagues, and a sniffer-out of City fraud, he has rebelled against the Blair government on pensions, jury trials and disability benefit. With past employment as barrister, civil servant and TV researcher, he has ridiculed Blair's Babes as "Stepford Wives", and Ken Livingstone as "arrogant and patronising", disputing his "divine right to rule London".
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.13% 14.99% 0.84
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.01% 2.49% 0.56
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 1.14% 2.56% 44.41
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 7.57% 2.04% 371.12
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 14.43% 3.94% 365.82
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.23% 13.04% 1.74
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 12.16% 4.02% 302.35
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.00% 3.19% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.54% 11.31% 4.78
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 22.68% 3.06% 740.78
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.50% 2.52% 19.89
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 40.60% 2.10% 1,933.26
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 14.43
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 10.71% 9.41% 113.77
5-10K 15.25% 16.63% 91.69
10-15K 14.76% 16.58% 89.05
15-20K 12.35% 13.58% 90.92
20-25K 9.80% 10.39% 94.28
25-30K 7.63% 7.77% 98.09
30-35K 5.91% 5.79% 101.95
35-40K 4.58% 4.33% 105.71
40-45K 3.57% 3.27% 109.30
45-50K 2.80% 2.48% 112.71
50-55K 2.21% 1.90% 115.94
55-60K 1.75% 1.47% 119.00
60-65K 1.40% 1.15% 121.91
65-70K 1.13% 0.91% 124.69
70-75K 0.92% 0.72% 127.36
75-80K 0.75% 0.57% 129.93
80-85K 0.61% 0.46% 132.40
85-90K 0.50% 0.37% 134.80
90-95K 0.42% 0.31% 137.13
95-100K 0.35% 0.25% 139.40
100K + 2.08% 1.34% 154.52

Local Map of the constituency
Hackney South & Shoreditch - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hackney South & Shoreditch - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.01%) Liberal Democrat (0.02%)
Conservative (- 15.68%)
Conservative (0.86%) Labour (6.65%)
Liberal Democrat (-  0.02%)
Con - 15.68%
Lab 6.01%
LD 0.02%
Con 0.86%
Lab 6.65%
LD - 0.02%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian Sedgemore
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.18%) 4,180 14.18%
Lab Labour (66.06%) 19,471 66.06%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.00%) 4,422 15.00%
Oth Other (4.75%) 1,401 4.75%
Maj Majority (51.06%) 15,049 51.06%
Turn Turnout (46.06%) 29,474 46.06%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian Sedgemore
Labour hold
SA Cecilia Prosper 1,401 4.75%
L Brian Sedgemore 19,471 66.06%
LD Tony Vickers 4,422 15.00%
C Paul White 4,180 14.18%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Brian Sedgemore
Labour
Con Conservative (13.32%) 4,494 13.32%
Lab Labour (59.41%) 20,048 59.41%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.02%) 5,068 15.02%
Ref Referendum (1.82%) 613 1.82%
Oth Other (10.44%) 3,523 10.44%
Maj Majority (44.39%) 14,980 44.39%
Turn Turnout (54.67%) 33,746 54.67%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (29.00%) 10,699 29.00%
Lab Labour (53.40%) 19,702 53.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.00%) 5,525 15.00%
Oth Other (2.70%) 997 2.70%
Maj Majority (24.40%) 9,003 24.40%
Turn Turnout (54.66%) 36,923 54.66%

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