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Holborn & St Pancras
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Frank Dobson may not be Mayor of London, having lost out to Ken Livingstone, but he is not forgotten in his own seat in the southern part of Camden London Borough, which stretches from Chalk Farm and Primrose Hill through Kentish Town and Camden Town and Somers Town into the heart of London at Holborn itself and Bloomsbury. This is far from chiefly working class residentially, but those enclaves of wealth and prosperity tend to be occupied by liberally minded voters, and this counts as a very safe Labour seat as long as Dobson wishes to continue in the Commons.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Frank Dobson, one of Blair's discarded Cabinet Ministers, and MP here since 1979, is a superficially cuddly, pugnacious, dirty-joke-telling Yorkshireman, and bearded Buster-Merryweather lookalike, who for three years as Health Secretary said the NHS was getting better until forced by Blair to quit in order to stand against Livingstone for Mayor of London and get slaughtered. Understandably now fallen into silence as he contemplates the likely prospect of the red benches in another place, he was born 1940, educated at Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School, York and LSE and worked as a civil servant for the CEGB, Electricity Council and Local Government Ombudsman, and ran Camden Council for a while in the 1970s.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.03% 14.99% 0.19
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.05
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.01% 2.49% 40.55
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.84% 4.43% 19.09
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.73% 2.56% 67.62
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 7.35% 2.04% 360.25
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 46.06% 3.94% 1,167.93
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.56% 13.04% 4.27
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.01% 8.14% 0.06
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.72% 4.02% 92.61
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 19.61% 3.06% 640.30
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.16
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 18.34% 2.10% 873.56
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.73% 0.06% 1,168.04
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.65% 9.41% 59.99
5-10K 11.06% 16.63% 66.49
10-15K 12.75% 16.58% 76.93
15-20K 11.99% 13.58% 88.30
20-25K 10.35% 10.39% 99.62
25-30K 8.59% 7.77% 110.53
30-35K 7.00% 5.79% 120.88
35-40K 5.66% 4.33% 130.66
40-45K 4.57% 3.27% 139.88
45-50K 3.69% 2.48% 148.57
50-55K 2.99% 1.90% 156.79
55-60K 2.43% 1.47% 164.59
60-65K 1.98% 1.15% 172.00
65-70K 1.62% 0.91% 179.07
70-75K 1.34% 0.72% 185.83
75-80K 1.11% 0.57% 192.31
80-85K 0.92% 0.46% 198.54
85-90K 0.77% 0.37% 204.55
90-95K 0.64% 0.31% 210.35
95-100K 0.54% 0.25% 215.96
100K + 3.37% 1.34% 250.41

Local Map of the constituency
Holborn & St Pancras - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Holborn & St Pancras - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.72%)
Conservative (- 10.29%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.40%)
Liberal Democrat (5.47%)
Conservative (-  1.02%) Labour (- 11.15%)
Con - 10.29%
Lab 10.72%
LD - 1.40%
Con - 1.02%
Lab - 11.15%
LD 5.47%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Frank Dobson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (16.89%) 5,258 16.89%
Lab Labour (53.87%) 16,770 53.87%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.97%) 5,595 17.97%
Oth Other (11.26%) 3,506 11.26%
Maj Majority (35.90%) 11,175 35.90%
Turn Turnout (49.56%) 31,129 49.56%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Frank Dobson
Labour hold
SL Joti Brar 359 1.15%
L Frank Dobson 16,770 53.87%
LD Nathaniel Green 5,595 17.97%
UK Magnus Nielsen 301 0.97%
C Roseanne Serelli 5,258 16.89%
SA Candy Udwin 971 3.12%
G Rob Whitley 1,875 6.02%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Frank Dobson
Labour
Con Conservative (17.91%) 6,804 17.91%
Lab Labour (65.02%) 24,707 65.02%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.50%) 4,750 12.50%
Ref Referendum (2.08%) 790 2.08%
Oth Other (2.49%) 946 2.49%
Maj Majority (47.12%) 17,903 47.12%
Turn Turnout (60.28%) 37,997 60.28%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (28.20%) 10,590 28.20%
Lab Labour (54.30%) 20,377 54.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.90%) 5,213 13.90%
Oth Other (3.70%) 1,380 3.70%
Maj Majority (26.10%) 9,787 26.10%
Turn Turnout (61.77%) 37,560 61.77%

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