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Henley
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Michael Heseltine is retiring from the Commons after 35 years, to be replaced by the jovial Spectator editor and Telegraph columnist Boris Johnson; another shock of fair hair, but a distinct difference in style and substance. Henley was one of those seats which was fairly strongly Conservative, although they achieved less 50 per cent of the vote, even in the Labour landslide of 1997, but which looked even safer due to an even division between Liberal Democrat (25 per cent) and Labour (23 per cent). With the Conservatives likely to increase their national share, even if only by a few per cent, victory is certain.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Here, in the steps of a disappointed, blond, regicidal, mace-wielding Europhile arboriculturalist, comes the blond 16 stone lovable Eurosceptic buffoon, Boris Johnson. Son of the former MEP Stanley Johnson, he is an Eton contemporary and friend of fraudster Darius Guppy and of Charlie Althorp (Lord Spencer), who after reading Greats at Balliol and presiding over the Oxford Union spent 12 years on the Telegraph before editing the Spectator. A media star whose Bunteresque repartee is peppered with the prep school argot of the 1950s, he says he can't afford not to edit the Spectator as well as be an MP, and that he will wear a pin-stripe suit if he has to but will quit before becoming lobotomised. Following his categorical malprediction of a May 3rd election, he made a passable attempt at eating his hat.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 50.39% 14.99% 336.10
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.16% 2.13% 7.73
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.93% 2.49% 77.67
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.96% 4.43% 179.95
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 11.84% 7.27% 162.80
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.87% 2.56% 73.10
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.52% 2.04% 25.56
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.70% 3.94% 17.64
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.38% 13.04% 102.61
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.84% 12.70% 14.49
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.53% 8.14% 43.38
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.68% 4.02% 41.76
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.11% 3.19% 34.79
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.64% 11.31% 23.35
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.16% 3.06% 5.29
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.27% 0.06% 435.16
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 4.95% 9.41% 52.57
£5-10K 10.41% 16.63% 62.57
£10-15K 12.58% 16.58% 75.86
£15-20K 12.16% 13.58% 89.50
£20-25K 10.66% 10.39% 102.58
£25-30K 8.92% 7.77% 114.80
£30-35K 7.30% 5.79% 126.09
£35-40K 5.91% 4.33% 136.50
£40-45K 4.77% 3.27% 146.10
£45-50K 3.85% 2.48% 154.96
£50-55K 3.11% 1.90% 163.19
£55-60K 2.52% 1.47% 170.86
£60-65K 2.05% 1.15% 178.03
£65-70K 1.67% 0.91% 184.78
£70-75K 1.37% 0.72% 191.16
£75-80K 1.13% 0.57% 197.21
£80-85K 0.94% 0.46% 202.97
£85-90K 0.78% 0.37% 208.48
£90-95K 0.65% 0.31% 213.75
£95-100K 0.55% 0.25% 218.83
£100K + 3.35% 1.34% 249.53

Local Map of the constituency
Henley - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Henley - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.90%) Liberal Democrat (0.82%)
Conservative (- 13.62%)
Liberal Democrat (2.33%)
Conservative (-  0.29%) Labour (-  1.60%)
Con - 13.62%
Lab 7.90%
LD 0.82%
Con - 0.29%
Lab - 1.60%
LD 2.33%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Boris Johnson
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (46.09%) 20,466 46.09%
Lab Labour (21.10%) 9,367 21.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (27.04%) 12,008 27.04%
Oth Other (5.77%) 2,560 5.77%
Maj Majority (19.05%) 8,458 19.05%
Turn Turnout (64.27%) 44,401 64.27%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Boris Johnson
Conservative hold
LD Catherine Bearder 12,008 27.04%
UK Peter Collings 1,413 3.18%
C Boris Johnson 20,466 46.09%
L Janet Mathews 9,367 21.10%
G Oliver Tickell 1,147 2.58%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Michael Heseltine
Conservative
Con Conservative (46.38%) 23,908 46.38%
Lab Labour (22.70%) 11,700 22.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.72%) 12,741 24.72%
Ref Referendum (4.46%) 2,299 4.46%
Oth Other (1.74%) 895 1.74%
Maj Majority (21.67%) 11,167 21.67%
Turn Turnout (77.60%) 51,543 77.60%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (60.00%) 31,651 60.00%
Lab Labour (14.80%) 7,802 14.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.90%) 12,608 23.90%
Oth Other (1.40%) 716 1.40%
Maj Majority (36.10%) 19,043 36.10%
Turn Turnout (79.56%) 52,777 79.56%

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