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Hemsworth
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Once the Yorkshire mining seat with the largest of all Labour majorities (34,000 in 1966), Hemsworth has been slimmed down by boundary changes and very slightly diluted by the addition of the middle class and even Conservative Wakefield South ward. There are now 53 seats technically safer than Jon Trickett's here, but once we reach these levels it scarcely matters.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
John Trickett is a former Bennite Leeds councillor who via leadership of Leeds Council won this seat in 1996, and crowned his rightward trajectory by becoming PPS to Peter Mandelson. A former plumber and builder, he was born 1950 and educated at Roundhay School, Leeds and studied politics at Hull and Leeds Universities. Given his leftist past, it was ironic that he was the first Labour candidate to be opposed by a Scargill Socialist whom he saw off, and then attacked Scargill for lacking the guts himself to face the humiliation of polling only 1,200 votes.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.36% 14.99% 75.80
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.04% 2.13% 1.97
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.07% 2.49% 2.73
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.61% 4.43% 81.55
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.06% 7.27% 124.57
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.22% 2.56% 8.73
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.01% 2.04% 0.44
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.51% 13.04% 49.91
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 25.91% 12.70% 203.97
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 16.94% 8.14% 208.01
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.52% 3.19% 173.42
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 18.37% 11.31% 162.42
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.41% 3.06% 13.48
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.96% 2.52% 77.80
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.27% 9.41% 130.31
5-10K 20.27% 16.63% 121.90
10-15K 18.48% 16.58% 111.48
15-20K 13.86% 13.58% 102.00
20-25K 9.77% 10.39% 93.98
25-30K 6.79% 7.77% 87.35
30-35K 4.74% 5.79% 81.91
35-40K 3.36% 4.33% 77.48
40-45K 2.41% 3.27% 73.86
45-50K 1.76% 2.48% 70.91
50-55K 1.30% 1.90% 68.52
55-60K 0.98% 1.47% 66.58
60-65K 0.75% 1.15% 65.00
65-70K 0.58% 0.91% 63.74
70-75K 0.45% 0.72% 62.72
75-80K 0.36% 0.57% 61.91
80-85K 0.28% 0.46% 61.26
85-90K 0.23% 0.37% 60.76
90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 60.38
95-100K 0.15% 0.25% 60.09
100K + 0.81% 1.34% 59.96

Local Map of the constituency
Hemsworth - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hemsworth - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.76%)
Conservative (-  8.00%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.53%)
Conservative (3.20%) Liberal Democrat (2.46%)
Labour (-  5.17%)
Con - 8.00%
Lab 6.76%
LD - 1.53%
Con 3.20%
Lab - 5.17%
LD 2.46%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jon Trickett
Labour hold
Con Conservative (21.01%) 7,400 21.01%
Lab Labour (65.39%) 23,036 65.39%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.33%) 3,990 11.33%
Oth Other (2.27%) 801 2.27%
Maj Majority (44.39%) 15,636 44.39%
Turn Turnout (51.84%) 35,227 51.84%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jon Trickett
Labour hold
L Jon Trickett 23,036 65.39%
C Elizabeth Truss 7,400 21.01%
SL Paul Turek 801 2.27%
LD Ed Waller 3,990 11.33%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Jon Trickett
Labour
Con Conservative (17.80%) 8,096 17.80%
Lab Labour (70.56%) 32,088 70.56%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.87%) 4,033 8.87%
Ref Referendum (2.77%) 1,260 2.77%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (52.76%) 23,992 52.76%
Turn Turnout (67.91%) 45,477 67.91%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (25.80%) 13,428 25.80%
Lab Labour (63.80%) 33,229 63.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.40%) 5,424 10.40%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (38.00%) 19,801 38.00%
Turn Turnout (76.13%) 52,081 76.13%

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