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Haltemprice & Howden
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is a coupling of two names previously associated with Tory seats in East Yorkshire, though of different kinds. Haltemprice represents the middle class suburbs to the west and north of Hull, whose boundaries are drawn tightly enough to leave an overwhelmingly working class core, with three very solid Labour seats. Howden is much more rural, containing the flat lands north of the Ouse but south of the Wolds. It could have hardly been drawn better for the ambitious and widely touted Conservative MP David Davis, as there are no solid blocs of opposition at local or national level.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Davis, MP here since 1997 and before that for contiguous Boothferry from 1987, is seen as a potential dark horse in any future Tory leadership race, despite his absence from the front line, as traditionally non-partisan chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, a post he deliberately sought away from the civil war among other would-be Tory leaders. As whipper-in against the Maastricht rebels, he earned a reputation as a careerist sacrificing Eurosceptic principles, but memories fade and his classless manner and conventional good looks do not count against him. Born 1948 and educated at Bec Grammar School, Warwick University, London Business School and Harvard, he worked as a Tate & Lyle executive for 13 years.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 38.57% 14.99% 257.24
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.48% 2.13% 163.62
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.25% 2.49% 90.66
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.42% 4.43% 32.05
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.01% 7.27% 165.06
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.05
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.03% 2.04% 1.34
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.14% 3.94% 3.52
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 21.32% 13.04% 163.50
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 10.04% 12.70% 79.07
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.92% 8.14% 72.75
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.89% 3.19% 90.79
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.78% 11.31% 15.71
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.08% 3.06% 2.59
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 0.07% 0.06% 112.22
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 6.67% 9.41% 70.83
5-10K 13.12% 16.63% 78.86
10-15K 14.77% 16.58% 89.07
15-20K 13.36% 13.58% 98.39
20-25K 11.03% 10.39% 106.13
25-30K 8.73% 7.77% 112.34
30-35K 6.79% 5.79% 117.25
35-40K 5.25% 4.33% 121.11
40-45K 4.05% 3.27% 124.13
45-50K 3.14% 2.48% 126.49
50-55K 2.44% 1.90% 128.31
55-60K 1.91% 1.47% 129.71
60-65K 1.51% 1.15% 130.77
65-70K 1.19% 0.91% 131.55
70-75K 0.95% 0.72% 132.10
75-80K 0.76% 0.57% 132.46
80-85K 0.61% 0.46% 132.66
85-90K 0.50% 0.37% 132.74
90-95K 0.40% 0.31% 132.70
95-100K 0.33% 0.25% 132.57
100K + 1.74% 1.34% 129.35

Local Map of the constituency
Haltemprice & Howden - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Haltemprice & Howden - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.31%) Liberal Democrat (3.65%)
Conservative (- 15.29%)
Liberal Democrat (10.06%)
Conservative (-  0.78%) Labour (-  7.91%)
Con - 15.29%
Lab 8.31%
LD 3.65%
Con - 0.78%
Lab - 7.91%
LD 10.06%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Davis
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (43.24%) 18,994 43.24%
Lab Labour (15.70%) 6,898 15.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (38.91%) 17,091 38.91%
Oth Other (2.15%) 945 2.15%
Maj Majority (4.33%) 1,903 4.33%
Turn Turnout (65.51%) 43,928 65.51%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Davis
Conservative hold
C David Davis 18,994 43.24%
L Leslie Howell 6,898 15.70%
LD John Neal 17,091 38.91%
UK Joanne Robinson 945 2.15%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Davis
Conservative
Con Conservative (44.01%) 21,809 44.01%
Lab Labour (23.61%) 11,701 23.61%
LD Liberal Democrat (28.85%) 14,295 28.85%
Ref Referendum (2.76%) 1,370 2.76%
Oth Other (0.76%) 375 0.76%
Maj Majority (15.16%) 7,514 15.16%
Turn Turnout (75.53%) 49,550 75.53%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (59.30%) 30,085 59.30%
Lab Labour (15.30%) 7,774 15.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.20%) 12,772 25.20%
Oth Other (0.20%) 110 0.20%
Maj Majority (34.10%) 17,313 34.10%
Turn Turnout (79.23%) 50,741 79.23%

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