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Hornchurch
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The southernmost constituency in the Outer East London Borough of Havering is the most strongly Labour of the three, and hence the least likely to return to the Conservatives next time. This pattern was repeated in the two major tests of electoral opinion since the last General Election. In the May 1998 local elections, the picture was distorted by strong and successful Residents Association candidates, but Labour was still clearly in first place; in the Euro-elections within the seat (the votes were added up and applied to a regional list) the Conservatives were ahead, but Labour came closer than in the other two Havering seats, Upminster and Romford. If Labour wins the General Election expected in 2001, the Left-winger John Cryer, both of whose parents have been MPs, should hold on.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
John Cryer is a radical chip off two hard left blocks - his mother, Ann Cryer MP, and his late father Bob Cryer MP. Elected here in 1997, he has disloyally turned up for most of the Campaign Group-led revolts against the Government, on lone parent benefits, pensions, jury trials, air traffic control privatisation and incapacity benefits. A journalist, born 1964, educated at Oakbank School, Keighley, Hatfield Polytechnic and the London College of Printing, he opposes a single European currency and PR. Very few new MPs joined Campaign in 1997; he was one of them.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.63% 14.99% 17.52
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.95% 2.49% 38.17
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.58% 4.43% 13.10
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.25% 7.27% 140.92
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.62% 2.56% 63.19
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.08% 2.04% 3.75
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.11% 3.94% 2.72
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 39.97% 13.04% 306.57
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 25.70% 12.70% 202.35
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.22% 8.14% 88.64
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.76% 4.02% 68.53
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.33% 3.19% 104.60
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.14% 11.31% 27.79
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.66% 3.06% 54.30
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 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 6.23% 9.41% 66.22
5-10K 12.47% 16.63% 74.96
10-15K 14.35% 16.58% 86.55
15-20K 13.26% 13.58% 97.61
20-25K 11.15% 10.39% 107.24
25-30K 8.96% 7.77% 115.28
30-35K 7.06% 5.79% 121.81
35-40K 5.50% 4.33% 127.03
40-45K 4.28% 3.27% 131.13
45-50K 3.33% 2.48% 134.29
50-55K 2.60% 1.90% 136.70
55-60K 2.04% 1.47% 138.47
60-65K 1.61% 1.15% 139.73
65-70K 1.27% 0.91% 140.58
70-75K 1.01% 0.72% 141.10
75-80K 0.81% 0.57% 141.33
80-85K 0.65% 0.46% 141.35
85-90K 0.53% 0.37% 141.19
90-95K 0.43% 0.31% 140.88
95-100K 0.35% 0.25% 140.45
100K + 1.82% 1.34% 135.14

Local Map of the constituency
Hornchurch - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hornchurch - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.72%)
Conservative (- 16.21%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.26%)
Conservative (4.98%) Liberal Democrat (0.39%)
Labour (-  3.77%)
Con - 16.21%
Lab 15.72%
LD - 3.26%
Con 4.98%
Lab - 3.77%
LD 0.39%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Cryer
Labour hold
Con Conservative (42.28%) 15,032 42.28%
Lab Labour (46.44%) 16,514 46.44%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.23%) 2,928 8.23%
Oth Other (3.05%) 1,083 3.05%
Maj Majority (4.17%) 1,482 4.17%
Turn Turnout (58.28%) 35,557 58.28%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Cryer
Labour hold
L John Cryer 16,514 46.44%
TD David Durant 190 0.53%
LD Sarah Lea 2,928 8.23%
C Robin Squire 15,032 42.28%
UK Lawrence Webb 893 2.51%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John Cryer
Labour gain
Con Conservative (37.29%) 16,386 37.29%
Lab Labour (50.22%) 22,066 50.22%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.84%) 3,446 7.84%
Ref Referendum (3.63%) 1,595 3.63%
Oth Other (1.02%) 448 1.02%
Maj Majority (12.93%) 5,680 12.93%
Turn Turnout (72.30%) 43,941 72.30%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (53.50%) 25,817 53.50%
Lab Labour (34.50%) 16,652 34.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.10%) 5,366 11.10%
Oth Other (0.90%) 453 0.90%
Maj Majority (19.00%) 9,165 19.00%
Turn Turnout (78.51%) 48,288 78.51%

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