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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Huntingdon
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is the safest Conservative seat in terms of both numerical (18,000) and percentage majority in 1997. However, an unknown quantity of this was due to the personal vote of John Major, a very attractive figure to almost all those who have met him. These people are numerous in his constituency of over twenty years, Huntingdon, and on his retirement a new candidate from considerably further Right in the party may slip down the list of absolute safety a little after the next General Election (perhaps Michael Portillo in Kensington and Chelsea will take over at the top, ironically after his 1997 defeat) - but not very far.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
In the steps of Worcester Park man comes Jonathan Djanogly, a rightwing opponent of the Euro, who unexpectedly beat a pro-European barrister and Tory Reform Group member, David Platt for the Conservative nomination. Dark and long-headed and from a wealthy family of manufacturers, he was born in 1965 and educated at University College School, Hampstead, Oxford Polytechnic and Guildford College of Law. A former councillor (1994-98) in Shirley Porter's Westminster, he fought Oxford East in 1997. Thrustingly ambitious, he became a partner with the London solicitors' firm of Berwins in 1998, aged 33, and founded an audio cassette business with his wife in 1994.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 27.17% 14.99% 181.22
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.21% 2.13% 9.72
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.28% 2.49% 51.34
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 22.70% 4.43% 512.93
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.99% 7.27% 151.14
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.48% 2.56% 57.72
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.08% 2.04% 3.74
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.16% 3.94% 4.09
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 9.78% 13.04% 75.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.25% 12.70% 49.21
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 4.76% 8.14% 58.42
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.88% 4.02% 46.76
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.51% 3.19% 47.50
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.88% 11.31% 96.20
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.26% 3.06% 8.46
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.30% 2.52% 11.73
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.32% 0.06% 513.63
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.37% 9.41% 57.08
5-10K 11.98% 16.63% 72.04
10-15K 14.25% 16.58% 85.94
15-20K 13.35% 13.58% 98.29
20-25K 11.30% 10.39% 108.76
25-30K 9.12% 7.77% 117.34
30-35K 7.19% 5.79% 124.17
35-40K 5.61% 4.33% 129.47
40-45K 4.36% 3.27% 133.48
45-50K 3.39% 2.48% 136.43
50-55K 2.64% 1.90% 138.52
55-60K 2.06% 1.47% 139.92
60-65K 1.62% 1.15% 140.76
65-70K 1.28% 0.91% 141.17
70-75K 1.02% 0.72% 141.24
75-80K 0.81% 0.57% 141.03
80-85K 0.65% 0.46% 140.62
85-90K 0.52% 0.37% 140.04
90-95K 0.43% 0.31% 139.34
95-100K 0.35% 0.25% 138.55
100K + 1.77% 1.34% 131.75

Local Map of the constituency
Huntingdon - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Huntingdon - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.96%)
Conservative (-  4.70%) Liberal Democrat (-  6.67%)
Liberal Democrat (9.14%)
Conservative (-  5.38%) Labour (-  0.62%)
Con - 4.70%
Lab 8.96%
LD - 6.67%
Con - 5.38%
Lab - 0.62%
LD 9.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jonathan Djanogly
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (49.92%) 24,507 49.92%
Lab Labour (22.84%) 11,211 22.84%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.86%) 11,715 23.86%
Oth Other (3.37%) 1,656 3.37%
Maj Majority (26.06%) 12,792 26.06%
Turn Turnout (62.45%) 49,089 62.45%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jonathan Djanogly
Conservative hold
C Jonathan Djanogly 24,507 49.92%
UK Derek Norman 1,656 3.37%
LD Michael Pope 11,715 23.86%
L Takki Sulaiman 11,211 22.84%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John Major
Conservative
Con Conservative (55.30%) 31,501 55.30%
Lab Labour (23.46%) 13,361 23.46%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.73%) 8,390 14.73%
Ref Referendum (5.47%) 3,114 5.47%
Oth Other (1.05%) 597 1.05%
Maj Majority (31.85%) 18,140 31.85%
Turn Turnout (74.86%) 56,963 74.86%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (60.00%) 34,124 60.00%
Lab Labour (14.50%) 8,234 14.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.40%) 12,153 21.40%
Oth Other (4.10%) 2,342 4.10%
Maj Majority (38.60%) 21,971 38.60%
Turn Turnout (79.62%) 56,853 79.62%

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