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Hampstead & Highgate
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
With more than 60 per cent of the voters employed in professional and managerial jobs, and nigh on 80 per cent in all middle class occupations, this seat on London's northern heights can only be described as a home of the elite; but it is clearly the intellectual and public sector elite (though they can't all be actors or authors); the Labour majority enjoyed by Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson surpassed 13,000 or 30 per cent in the 1997 election, taking this way out of the marginal zone. It should be remembered that the seat was only gained by Labour in 1992, for the first time since their 1966 landslide, so there is obviously a very strong long term tide flowing against the Conservatives in "Ham and High". Put simply, they are massively unfashionable. Nor should the substantial Irish, non-white and private rented flat neighbourhoods down the hill in West and South Hampstead towards Kilburn be ignored. This is looking more and more like the classic New Labour territory of the turn of the century.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Glenda Jackson, drawn into politics as an alternative to unsure prospects as a rising-60 year-old actress who did not want to be typecast as the nurse in Romeo and Juliet, won this seat from the Conservatives in 1992, and became a Transport Minister for 2 years in 1997 until dropped in 1999. A bricklayer's daughter, born 1936, and educated at West Kirby County Grammar School for Girls and RADA, as a transport minister she conveyed a rather humourless image if without actressy vapourings. The official explanation of her being dropped, to run for London Mayor, held little water.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.66% 14.99% 4.40
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.32% 2.49% 53.15
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.01
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 16.26% 2.56% 633.83
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 10.19% 2.04% 499.04
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 51.31% 3.94% 1,300.97
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 2.37% 4.02% 59.01
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 9.88% 3.06% 322.64
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 7.99% 2.10% 380.52
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.03% 0.06% 44.05
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 4.21% 9.41% 44.73
5-10K 8.38% 16.63% 50.38
10-15K 10.34% 16.58% 62.39
15-20K 10.49% 13.58% 77.25
20-25K 9.73% 10.39% 93.67
25-30K 8.62% 7.77% 110.89
30-35K 7.44% 5.79% 128.44
35-40K 6.33% 4.33% 146.00
40-45K 5.33% 3.27% 163.35
45-50K 4.48% 2.48% 180.34
50-55K 3.75% 1.90% 196.90
55-60K 3.14% 1.47% 212.96
60-65K 2.63% 1.15% 228.50
65-70K 2.21% 0.91% 243.50
70-75K 1.86% 0.72% 257.97
75-80K 1.56% 0.57% 271.93
80-85K 1.32% 0.46% 285.37
85-90K 1.12% 0.37% 298.33
90-95K 0.95% 0.31% 310.81
95-100K 0.81% 0.25% 322.84
100K + 5.27% 1.34% 392.24

Local Map of the constituency
Hampstead & Highgate - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hampstead & Highgate - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.20%) Liberal Democrat (1.45%)
Conservative (- 13.57%)
Liberal Democrat (8.09%)
Conservative (-  2.59%) Labour (- 10.52%)
Con - 13.57%
Lab 11.20%
LD 1.45%
Con - 2.59%
Lab - 10.52%
LD 8.09%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Glenda Jackson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.64%) 8,725 24.64%
Lab Labour (46.89%) 16,601 46.89%
LD Liberal Democrat (20.54%) 7,273 20.54%
Oth Other (7.93%) 2,808 7.93%
Maj Majority (22.24%) 7,876 22.24%
Turn Turnout (54.21%) 35,407 54.21%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Glenda Jackson
Labour hold
SA Helen Cooper 559 1.58%
G Andrew Cornwell 1,654 4.67%
L Glenda Jackson 16,601 46.89%
IK Amos Klein 43 0.12%
UK Thomas McDermott 316 0.89%
C Andrew Mennear 8,725 24.64%
LD Johnathan Simpson 7,273 20.54%
P Mary Teale 92 0.26%
IX Sister XNunoftheabove 144 0.41%
Candidates representing 9 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Glenda Jackson
Labour
Con Conservative (27.23%) 11,991 27.23%
Lab Labour (57.40%) 25,275 57.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.45%) 5,481 12.45%
Ref Referendum (1.51%) 667 1.51%
Oth Other (1.40%) 617 1.40%
Maj Majority (30.17%) 13,284 30.17%
Turn Turnout (67.86%) 44,031 67.86%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (40.80%) 18,582 40.80%
Lab Labour (46.20%) 21,059 46.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.00%) 5,028 11.00%
Oth Other (2.00%) 900 2.00%
Maj Majority (5.40%) 2,477 5.40%
Turn Turnout (72.38%) 45,569 72.38%

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