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Hazel Grove
Liberal Democrat hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Having finally dislodged the Conservatives after the retirement of Tom Arnold, the Liberal Democrat Andrew Stunell now enjoys one of their safest strongholds in Hazel Grove, where in May 2000, for example, his party won all six Stockport Borough wards easily, and he may well achieve another five figure majority. This seat in the south east corner of Greater Manchester near the border with the Peak District has a long Liberal tradition, dating back to the victories of Dr Michael Winstanley in 1966 (when it was part of the Cheadle constituency) and February 1974. Tom Arnold did astonishingly well to hold on narrowly on five occasions in succession - enough people must have met him to have been bowled over by his twinkling charm. Andrew Stunell may win several terms too, though perhaps by different methods and for different reasons.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Andrew Stunell, Liberal Democrat Deputy Chief Whip, won here in 1997 after narrowly missing victory in 1992. An architect, born in the Surrey suburbs in 1942, he was educated at Surbiton Grammar School, Kingston Polytechnic and Manchester University. Environmentally concerned - in the Liberal mode - he has introduced a Bill to reduce 'unnecessary over-packaging'. With experience of a Lib-Con coalition on Cheshire County Council, he is no automatic endorser of Charles Kennedy's tacit packaging of the Liberals as a primarily anti-Tory party.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 25.72% 14.99% 171.55
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.69% 2.49% 67.82
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.91% 4.43% 133.49
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 11.89% 7.27% 163.44
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.20% 2.56% 7.89
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.05% 2.04% 2.45
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 24.40% 13.04% 187.16
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 9.14% 12.70% 71.99
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.61% 8.14% 105.72
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.45% 4.02% 11.16
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.75% 3.19% 117.60
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.09% 11.31% 53.85
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.00% 3.06% 32.51
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.09% 2.52% 43.26
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 24.83
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.11% 9.41% 75.49
5-10K 14.25% 16.63% 85.65
10-15K 15.62% 16.58% 94.20
15-20K 13.76% 13.58% 101.27
20-25K 11.11% 10.39% 106.88
25-30K 8.64% 7.77% 111.18
30-35K 6.62% 5.79% 114.37
35-40K 5.05% 4.33% 116.62
40-45K 3.86% 3.27% 118.09
45-50K 2.95% 2.48% 118.95
50-55K 2.27% 1.90% 119.30
55-60K 1.76% 1.47% 119.26
60-65K 1.37% 1.15% 118.89
65-70K 1.07% 0.91% 118.28
70-75K 0.84% 0.72% 117.48
75-80K 0.67% 0.57% 116.53
80-85K 0.53% 0.46% 115.47
85-90K 0.43% 0.37% 114.33
90-95K 0.35% 0.31% 113.13
95-100K 0.28% 0.25% 111.89
100K + 1.39% 1.34% 103.24

Local Map of the constituency
Hazel Grove - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hazel Grove - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (0.22%) Liberal Democrat (11.39%)
Conservative (- 14.26%)
Labour (4.27%)
Conservative (-  0.43%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.46%)
Con - 14.26%
Lab 0.22%
LD 11.39%
Con - 0.43%
Lab 4.27%
LD - 2.46%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Stunell
Liberal Democrat hold
Con Conservative (30.11%) 11,585 30.11%
Lab Labour (16.19%) 6,230 16.19%
LD Liberal Democrat (52.03%) 20,020 52.03%
Oth Other (1.67%) 643 1.67%
Maj Majority (21.92%) 8,435 21.92%
Turn Turnout (59.10%) 38,478 59.10%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Stunell
Liberal Democrat hold
C Nadine Bargery 11,585 30.11%
L Martin Miller 6,230 16.19%
UK Gerald Price 643 1.67%
LD Andrew Stunell 20,020 52.03%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andrew Stunell
Liberal Democrat gain
Con Conservative (30.54%) 15,069 30.54%
Lab Labour (11.92%) 5,882 11.92%
LD Liberal Democrat (54.49%) 26,883 54.49%
Ref Referendum (2.14%) 1,055 2.14%
Oth Other (0.91%) 451 0.91%
Maj Majority (23.94%) 11,814 23.94%
Turn Turnout (77.46%) 49,340 77.46%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (44.80%) 24,479 44.80%
Lab Labour (11.70%) 6,390 11.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (43.10%) 23,550 43.10%
Oth Other (0.40%) 204 0.40%
Maj Majority (1.70%) 929 1.70%
Turn Turnout (83.59%) 54,623 83.59%

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