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Hampshire North East
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The northern part of the former East Hampshire division, a long strip down the edge of the county forms the very safe new Conservative seat of NE Hants; indeed its majority of 14,398 is only surpassed by six others in Britain, and this represents only a slight dent even in the disastrous year of 1997. The largest town is the fast growing and very affluent Fleet, just off the M3 motorway, but it also includes Liss, Liphook, Whitehill with its military presence and stretches to Eversley near the Berkshire border. With the continued growth of the desirable Fleet (and other) areas, this may be a serious contender for the largest majority of all Tory seats at the next general election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
James Arbuthnot, Tory Chief Whip, is a rightwing Chancery barrister and loss-making Lloyds underwriter who arrived here in 1997 from his dismantled Wanstead & Woodford seat where he had been MP since 1987. Though dry on economics, as a poll-tax abstainer he was happier under Major than Thatcher. The son of Sir John Arbuthnot, MP for Dover 1950-64, he was born 1952, educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and given his dessicated manner and a monotonous voice which has been compared to a speaking clock, he is suited to the silent role of Chief Whip.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 53.24% 14.99% 355.06
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.28% 2.13% 12.95
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.49% 2.49% 60.10
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 16.66% 4.43% 376.41
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.94% 7.27% 95.38
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.90% 2.56% 34.93
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.26% 2.04% 12.60
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.06% 3.94% 1.44
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.14% 13.04% 93.12
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.97% 12.70% 7.64
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.66% 8.14% 32.69
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.02% 4.02% 0.43
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.09% 3.19% 2.96
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.80% 11.31% 33.58
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
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 0.51% 0.06% 813.54
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 3.55% 9.41% 37.73
5-10K 8.29% 16.63% 49.83
10-15K 10.92% 16.58% 65.86
15-20K 11.31% 13.58% 83.23
20-25K 10.46% 10.39% 100.65
25-30K 9.13% 7.77% 117.49
30-35K 7.73% 5.79% 133.44
35-40K 6.43% 4.33% 148.38
40-45K 5.30% 3.27% 162.30
45-50K 4.35% 2.48% 175.24
50-55K 3.57% 1.90% 187.23
55-60K 2.92% 1.47% 198.37
60-65K 2.40% 1.15% 208.71
65-70K 1.98% 0.91% 218.33
70-75K 1.63% 0.72% 227.28
75-80K 1.35% 0.57% 235.64
80-85K 1.13% 0.46% 243.45
85-90K 0.94% 0.37% 250.76
90-95K 0.79% 0.31% 257.62
95-100K 0.66% 0.25% 264.06
100K + 3.99% 1.34% 297.13

Local Map of the constituency
Hampshire North East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hampshire North East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.85%)
Conservative (- 13.10%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.37%)
Conservative (2.30%) Labour (3.85%) Liberal Democrat (0.30%)
Con - 13.10%
Lab 6.85%
LD - 2.37%
Con 2.30%
Lab 3.85%
LD 0.30%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
James Arbuthnot
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (53.20%) 23,379 53.20%
Lab Labour (19.90%) 8,744 19.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.03%) 10,122 23.03%
Oth Other (3.87%) 1,702 3.87%
Maj Majority (30.17%) 13,257 30.17%
Turn Turnout (61.62%) 43,947 61.62%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
James Arbuthnot
Conservative hold
C James Arbuthnot 23,379 53.20%
L Barry Jones 8,744 19.90%
UK Graham Mellstrom 1,702 3.87%
LD Mike Plummer 10,122 23.03%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
James Arbuthnot
Conservative
Con Conservative (50.90%) 26,017 50.90%
Lab Labour (16.05%) 8,203 16.05%
LD Liberal Democrat (22.73%) 11,619 22.73%
Ref Referendum (4.73%) 2,420 4.73%
Oth Other (5.58%) 2,852 5.58%
Maj Majority (28.17%) 14,398 28.17%
Turn Turnout (73.95%) 51,111 73.95%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (64.00%) 33,782 64.00%
Lab Labour (9.20%) 4,854 9.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.10%) 13,242 25.10%
Oth Other (1.70%) 907 1.70%
Maj Majority (38.90%) 20,540 38.90%
Turn Turnout (80.12%) 52,785 80.12%

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