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Hampshire North West
Labour gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Yet another seat in Hampshire, the shire county which has the jointly highest number of constituencies (17, with Essex and Kent) and jointly the highest number of Tory seats (11, equal with Surrey). This is one of several safe Tory seats. The largest community by far is Andover, but it stretches over a large acreage to include literally hundreds of attractive villages. The Liberal Democrats were second in 1997, but they did not benefit from any tactical voting as their vote actually declined by four per cent. Labour's went up by a national average of 11 per cent, which effectively doubled their vote, with no practical reward.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Sir George Young, an immensely tall, bland, soft-spoken patrician Tory, migrated here (or chicken-ran, according to taste) from his adversely redrawn Ealing Acton seat in 1997, having been an MP there since 1974. The runner-up for Speaker in 2000, a very non-partisan figure and "dripping wet" (Lord Tebbit) who backed Heseltine in 1990, he was given the rather dirty job by Major of privatising the railways. As a sixth baronet, educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, he worked unusually as an economist with NEDO and then with the post office before becoming an MP.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 33.55% 14.99% 223.74
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.38% 2.13% 17.82
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.17% 2.49% 6.98
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 9.75% 4.43% 220.23
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.43% 7.27% 143.39
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.91% 2.56% 35.66
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.03% 2.04% 1.56
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.04% 3.94% 0.94
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 17.42% 13.04% 133.58
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.61% 12.70% 52.05
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.55% 8.14% 68.18
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.22% 4.02% 5.36
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.11% 3.19% 97.61
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.68% 11.31% 94.38
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.55% 3.06% 18.04
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.60% 2.52% 23.88
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 14.40
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.23% 9.41% 55.55
5-10K 11.47% 16.63% 68.95
10-15K 13.72% 16.58% 82.75
15-20K 12.98% 13.58% 95.57
20-25K 11.11% 10.39% 106.93
25-30K 9.08% 7.77% 116.79
30-35K 7.26% 5.79% 125.30
35-40K 5.75% 4.33% 132.60
40-45K 4.53% 3.27% 138.88
45-50K 3.58% 2.48% 144.28
50-55K 2.84% 1.90% 148.96
55-60K 2.26% 1.47% 153.01
60-65K 1.80% 1.15% 156.55
65-70K 1.45% 0.91% 159.65
70-75K 1.17% 0.72% 162.39
75-80K 0.95% 0.57% 164.82
80-85K 0.77% 0.46% 166.99
85-90K 0.63% 0.37% 168.94
90-95K 0.52% 0.31% 170.70
95-100K 0.43% 0.25% 172.30
100K + 2.43% 1.34% 180.43

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.00%)
Conservative (- 12.86%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.89%)
Labour (26.52%)
Conservative (- 19.81%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.87%)
Con - 12.86%
Lab 11.00%
LD - 3.89%
Con - 19.81%
Lab 26.52%
LD - 2.87%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
George Young
Labour gain
Con Conservative (25.43%) 12,365 25.43%
Lab Labour (50.12%) 24,374 50.12%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.24%) 10,329 21.24%
Oth Other (3.21%) 1,563 3.21%
Maj Majority (24.69%) 12,009 24.69%
Turn Turnout (63.69%) 48,631 63.69%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
George Young
Labour gain
LD Alex Bentley 10,329 21.24%
C Mick Mumford 12,365 25.43%
UK Stanley Oram 1,563 3.21%
L George Young 24,374 50.12%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
George Young
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.24%) 24,730 45.24%
Lab Labour (23.60%) 12,900 23.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.11%) 13,179 24.11%
Ref Referendum (2.80%) 1,533 2.80%
Oth Other (4.25%) 2,325 4.25%
Maj Majority (21.13%) 11,551 21.13%
Turn Turnout (74.66%) 54,667 74.66%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (58.10%) 33,154 58.10%
Lab Labour (12.60%) 7,175 12.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (28.00%) 15,990 28.00%
Oth Other (1.30%) 768 1.30%
Maj Majority (30.10%) 17,164 30.10%
Turn Turnout (80.51%) 57,087 80.51%

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