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Hornsey & Wood Green
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Perhaps the best example of all of the long-term shift from Conservative to Labour in specific parts of London, the seat based on Hornsey, half way to the edge of the metropolis due north of its centre, was Tory until 1992, including in the Labour landslides of 1945 and 1966, but now has a Labour majority of 20,499. Boundary changes have not helped the Conservatives, as a Labour seat was named after Wood Green until 1983, and the growth of the Cypriot population along the spine of Green Lanes has helped to boost the population of ethnic minorities, although these are not necessarily classed as non-white. All the same, these features do not apply across the borough boundary in Hampstead and Highgate in Camden (we are in western Haringey here), so a deeper change of mood must have been recorded. This is in general not family country. Labour's image has improved radically (perhaps not the right word in London in recent years). New Labour appeals to the somewhat transient population of north London and this seat will be held even when they again lose a General Election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Barbara Roche, born Barbara Margolis in 1954, and educated at the Jewish Free School and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, has an exposed and sensitive job as Home Office Minister responsible for immigration policy. A small and square barrister, whose barrister husband is in the chambers of the radical defence lawyer Michael Mansfield, she comes from a left background, having voted for Beckett, not Blair, in 1994. Dogged if charmless in recitation of her brief, her current role on immigration and asylum matters is a key one in Labour's bid to out-flank the populism of Ann Widdecombe.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 1.23% 14.99% 8.19
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 22.26% 2.56% 867.78
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 19.86% 2.04% 973.07
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 31.35% 3.94% 794.88
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.93% 13.04% 7.12
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 15.81% 4.02% 393.08
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 3.96% 3.06% 129.16
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 4.60% 2.10% 219.22
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 19.44
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.19% 9.41% 55.14
5-10K 9.63% 16.63% 57.92
10-15K 11.29% 16.58% 68.10
15-20K 11.00% 13.58% 80.97
20-25K 9.88% 10.39% 95.03
25-30K 8.52% 7.77% 109.56
30-35K 7.19% 5.79% 124.16
35-40K 6.00% 4.33% 138.59
40-45K 4.99% 3.27% 152.73
45-50K 4.13% 2.48% 166.49
50-55K 3.43% 1.90% 179.85
55-60K 2.84% 1.47% 192.80
60-65K 2.36% 1.15% 205.32
65-70K 1.97% 0.91% 217.45
70-75K 1.65% 0.72% 229.18
75-80K 1.38% 0.57% 240.55
80-85K 1.16% 0.46% 251.56
85-90K 0.98% 0.37% 262.25
90-95K 0.83% 0.31% 272.62
95-100K 0.71% 0.25% 282.70
100K + 4.64% 1.34% 345.29

Local Map of the constituency
Hornsey & Wood Green - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hornsey & Wood Green - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.25%) Liberal Democrat (1.25%)
Conservative (- 17.27%)
Liberal Democrat (14.51%)
Conservative (-  6.23%) Labour (- 11.89%)
Con - 17.27%
Lab 13.25%
LD 1.25%
Con - 6.23%
Lab - 11.89%
LD 14.51%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Barbara Roche
Labour hold
Con Conservative (15.71%) 6,921 15.71%
Lab Labour (49.85%) 21,967 49.85%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.77%) 11,353 25.77%
Oth Other (8.67%) 3,822 8.67%
Maj Majority (24.09%) 10,614 24.09%
Turn Turnout (58.00%) 44,063 58.00%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Barbara Roche
Labour hold
Reform Erdil Ataman 194 0.44%
SA Louise Christian 1,106 2.51%
LD Lynne Featherstone 11,353 25.77%
G Jayne Forbes 2,228 5.06%
C Jason Hollands 6,921 15.71%
L Barbara Roche 21,967 49.85%
SL Ella Rule 294 0.67%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Barbara Roche
Labour
Con Conservative (21.93%) 11,293 21.93%
Lab Labour (61.75%) 31,792 61.75%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.25%) 5,794 11.25%
Ref Referendum (1.57%) 808 1.57%
Oth Other (3.50%) 1,800 3.50%
Maj Majority (39.81%) 20,499 39.81%
Turn Turnout (69.08%) 51,487 69.08%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (39.20%) 21,843 39.20%
Lab Labour (48.50%) 27,020 48.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.00%) 5,547 10.00%
Oth Other (2.40%) 1,337 2.40%
Maj Majority (9.30%) 5,177 9.30%
Turn Turnout (75.13%) 55,747 75.13%

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