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Hayes & Harlington
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of the most convincing of Labour's gains in 1997, Hayes and Harlington looks every bit the part of a safe seat, and it is hard to credit that it was actually held by the Conservatives for 14 years beforehand. This southern section of the outer west London Borough of Hillingdon is a mixture of essentially a white working class majority, and 20 per cent ethnic minorities, within which Sikhs are prominent. It includes almost the whole of Heathrow Airport, and the communities nearby of Yeading, Wood End and Harmondsworth. Labour's problems started when their sitting MP Neville Sandelson defected to the newly formed SDP in the early 1980s, then the entertaining right winger Terry Dicks won three times, by just 53 votes in 1992 when Labour posters easily outnumbered his, which proudly proclaimed I LOVE DICKS. In 1997 Dicks had moved on, and his 1992 opponent John McDonnell inherited the seat with a huge majority of over 14,000. With McDonnell's Left-wing and rebellious political stance, though, it can still not be said to be safely in New Labour hands - perhaps the last time it was in the day of Neville Sandelson.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
John McDonnell is the Labour MP to whom the term 'usual suspects' more than adequately applies. With no backbench revolt ungraced by his presence, from lone parent benefit cuts in 1997, to air traffic control privatisation in 2000, elected here in 1997, he is a throwback to the GLC when he actually fell out with Livingstone over trimming on setting a rate. Of Liverpool Irish background, he was born in 1951 and educated all over the place in Great Yarmouth and Burnley and at Brunel University and Birkbeck College, London. Slight and good-looking with aquiline features, he has spent a lifetime as a political apparatchik either in Unions or local government, and with no prospects for this unreconstructed Campaign Grouper at Westminster, he has climbed back onto Livingstone's resuscitated London bandwagon.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.03% 14.99% 0.22
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.06% 2.49% 2.22
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.23% 4.43% 95.70
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.25% 7.27% 99.74
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 9.14% 2.56% 356.42
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.50% 3.94% 12.73
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 9.77% 13.04% 74.95
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 12.90% 12.70% 101.56
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 10.04% 8.14% 123.24
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 24.16% 4.02% 600.87
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.51% 3.19% 173.08
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 13.79% 11.31% 121.92
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.19% 3.06% 38.90
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.22% 2.52% 8.92
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.14% 2.10% 54.37
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.04% 0.06% 71.26
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 6.59% 9.41% 70.01
5-10K 13.31% 16.63% 80.01
10-15K 15.23% 16.58% 91.87
15-20K 13.87% 13.58% 102.10
20-25K 11.43% 10.39% 110.03
25-30K 9.00% 7.77% 115.77
30-35K 6.93% 5.79% 119.69
35-40K 5.29% 4.33% 122.14
40-45K 4.03% 3.27% 123.45
45-50K 3.08% 2.48% 123.90
50-55K 2.36% 1.90% 123.70
55-60K 1.81% 1.47% 123.02
60-65K 1.40% 1.15% 122.00
65-70K 1.09% 0.91% 120.72
70-75K 0.86% 0.72% 119.27
75-80K 0.68% 0.57% 117.70
80-85K 0.54% 0.46% 116.05
85-90K 0.43% 0.37% 114.36
90-95K 0.34% 0.31% 112.65
95-100K 0.28% 0.25% 110.94
100K + 1.35% 1.34% 100.12

Local Map of the constituency
Hayes & Harlington - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hayes & Harlington - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (17.16%)
Conservative (- 17.72%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.88%)
Labour (3.71%)
Conservative (-  3.06%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.38%)
Con - 17.72%
Lab 17.16%
LD - 2.88%
Con - 3.06%
Lab 3.71%
LD - 1.38%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John McDonnell
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.11%) 7,813 24.11%
Lab Labour (65.67%) 21,279 65.67%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.04%) 1,958 6.04%
Oth Other (4.18%) 1,353 4.18%
Maj Majority (41.56%) 13,466 41.56%
Turn Turnout (56.29%) 32,403 56.29%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John McDonnell
Labour hold
LD Nahid Boethe 1,958 6.04%
BNP Gary Burch 705 2.18%
SA Wally Kennedy 648 2.00%
L John McDonnell 21,279 65.67%
C Robert McLean 7,813 24.11%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John McDonnell
Labour gain
Con Conservative (27.18%) 11,167 27.18%
Lab Labour (61.96%) 25,458 61.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.42%) 3,049 7.42%
Ref Referendum (1.89%) 778 1.89%
Oth Other (1.56%) 639 1.56%
Maj Majority (34.78%) 14,291 34.78%
Turn Turnout (72.31%) 41,091 72.31%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (44.90%) 19,511 44.90%
Lab Labour (44.80%) 19,467 44.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.30%) 4,477 10.30%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (0.10%) 44 0.10%
Turn Turnout (74.07%) 43,455 74.07%

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