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Horsham
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Francis Maude, the MP for the safe Horsham seat, has been widely tipped as a potential leader for the Conservative Party should they remove William Hague after another thrashing. Horsham has the fifth highest majority of any Tory seat. With an absolute majority of over 50 per cent of the vote not even maximum tactical voting could dislodge Maude from this affluent, low unemployment, 99 per cent white, two thirds middle class division in almost entirely Conservative West Sussex; perhaps not the best base from which to lead a One Nation Tory revival to recapture Middle Britain.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Francis Maude, one of 19 offspring of MPs in the current House, as son of the late Angus Maude, rightwing Suez rebel and Thatcherite of the first hour, was elected here in 1997, having earlier been MP for North Warwickshire 1983-92. Born in 1953 and educated at Abingdon School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, currently Shadow Foreign Secretary, a barrister and former director of his friend Archie Norman MP's ASDA Group, his Euroscepticism sits awkwardly with his signature of the Maastricht Treaty as a Treasury Minister in 1991. Not without prospects as a dark horse, despite being uncharismatic and outclassed at the dispatch box by Chancellor Brown, as Shadow Chancellor 1998-2000 he foresees a future homosexual Tory leader - his own homosexual brother having died of AIDS.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 40.08% 14.99% 267.33
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.69% 2.13% 32.29
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.83% 2.49% 113.90
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 13.40% 4.43% 302.84
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 11.67% 7.27% 160.51
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.17% 2.56% 84.71
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.35% 2.04% 66.22
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.67% 3.94% 17.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 14.76% 13.04% 113.19
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 3.35% 12.70% 26.39
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.68% 8.14% 45.23
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.51% 4.02% 12.65
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.55% 3.19% 48.54
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.07% 11.31% 27.16
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.09% 3.06% 3.06
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 0.11% 0.06% 182.06
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 4.10% 9.41% 43.55
5-10K 9.47% 16.63% 56.95
10-15K 12.12% 16.58% 73.11
15-20K 12.19% 13.58% 89.74
20-25K 10.98% 10.39% 105.68
25-30K 9.36% 7.77% 120.39
30-35K 7.74% 5.79% 133.66
35-40K 6.30% 4.33% 145.47
40-45K 5.09% 3.27% 155.91
45-50K 4.10% 2.48% 165.10
50-55K 3.30% 1.90% 173.17
55-60K 2.66% 1.47% 180.26
60-65K 2.15% 1.15% 186.49
65-70K 1.74% 0.91% 191.97
70-75K 1.42% 0.72% 196.80
75-80K 1.16% 0.57% 201.06
80-85K 0.95% 0.46% 204.84
85-90K 0.78% 0.37% 208.19
90-95K 0.64% 0.31% 211.17
95-100K 0.53% 0.25% 213.83
100K + 3.01% 1.34% 224.06

Local Map of the constituency
Horsham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Horsham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.80%) Liberal Democrat (1.96%)
Conservative (- 11.54%)
Conservative (0.72%) Labour (1.52%)
Liberal Democrat (-  0.20%)
Con - 11.54%
Lab 6.80%
LD 1.96%
Con 0.72%
Lab 1.52%
LD - 0.20%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Francis Maude
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (51.48%) 26,134 51.48%
Lab Labour (20.22%) 10,267 20.22%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.56%) 12,468 24.56%
Oth Other (3.74%) 1,901 3.74%
Maj Majority (26.92%) 13,666 26.92%
Turn Turnout (63.78%) 50,770 63.78%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Francis Maude
Conservative hold
LD Hubert Carr 12,468 24.56%
I Jim Duggan 429 0.84%
C Francis Maude 26,134 51.48%
UK Hugo Miller 1,472 2.90%
L Janet Sully 10,267 20.22%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Francis Maude
Conservative
Con Conservative (50.76%) 29,015 50.76%
Lab Labour (18.70%) 10,691 18.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.76%) 14,153 24.76%
Ref Referendum (3.99%) 2,281 3.99%
Oth Other (1.79%) 1,025 1.79%
Maj Majority (26.00%) 14,862 26.00%
Turn Turnout (75.78%) 57,165 75.78%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (62.30%) 35,769 62.30%
Lab Labour (11.90%) 6,858 11.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (22.80%) 13,078 22.80%
Oth Other (3.00%) 1,704 3.00%
Maj Majority (39.50%) 22,691 39.50%
Turn Turnout (79.75%) 57,409 79.75%

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