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Hyndburn
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This classic Lancashire marginal based on the town of Accrington, the very heart of Lancashire league cricket and its production and consumption of pies, may once again produce a close result. It has a history of swinging with the tide in both national and local elections, where most of the wards are marginal. In May 2000 hope rose for the nationally beleaguered Conservative Party as they won 13 out of 18 council seats in Hyndburn, and outvoted Labour in a classic two-party battle by 56 per cent to 43 per cent. They also won the two Rossendale Borough wards in the Hyndburn seat. Look out for a decisive and important battle.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Greg Pope, a government Whip, was elected in 1992 and has followed a path of loyal semi-obscurity since his initial vote against the Maastricht Treaty on grounds of the social chapter opt-out. His campaigning for Blair's Clause 4 redraft earned him appointment as an Opposition Whip in 1995. A former local government officer, he was born in 1960 and educated at St. Mary's (RC) College, Blackburn, and Hull University. He is a practising Catholic, whose name appears on the ballot paper as 'Pope Gregory'.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.78% 14.99% 18.53
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 2.64% 4.43% 59.56
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.85% 7.27% 149.22
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 3.87% 13.04% 29.69
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 50.56% 12.70% 398.02
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.45% 8.14% 42.36
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.22% 4.02% 5.52
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.37% 3.19% 137.29
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 15.35% 11.31% 135.71
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.14% 3.06% 69.88
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.02% 2.52% 40.54
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 2.74% 2.10% 130.66
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.04% 9.41% 117.23
5-10K 20.52% 16.63% 123.36
10-15K 19.45% 16.58% 117.30
15-20K 14.67% 13.58% 107.97
20-25K 10.26% 10.39% 98.70
25-30K 7.03% 7.77% 90.40
30-35K 4.82% 5.79% 83.18
35-40K 3.33% 4.33% 76.91
40-45K 2.33% 3.27% 71.43
45-50K 1.65% 2.48% 66.62
50-55K 1.19% 1.90% 62.36
55-60K 0.86% 1.47% 58.55
60-65K 0.63% 1.15% 55.13
65-70K 0.47% 0.91% 52.04
70-75K 0.35% 0.72% 49.24
75-80K 0.27% 0.57% 46.68
80-85K 0.21% 0.46% 44.35
85-90K 0.16% 0.37% 42.21
90-95K 0.12% 0.31% 40.24
95-100K 0.10% 0.25% 38.42
100K + 0.40% 1.34% 29.86

Local Map of the constituency
Hyndburn - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hyndburn - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.78%)
Conservative (- 11.33%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.02%)
Conservative (1.29%) Liberal Democrat (1.04%)
Labour (-  0.93%)
Con - 11.33%
Lab 8.78%
LD - 1.02%
Con 1.29%
Lab - 0.93%
LD 1.04%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Greg Pope
Labour hold
Con Conservative (33.16%) 12,681 33.16%
Lab Labour (54.65%) 20,900 54.65%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.62%) 3,680 9.62%
Oth Other (2.57%) 982 2.57%
Maj Majority (21.49%) 8,219 21.49%
Turn Turnout (57.56%) 38,243 57.56%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Greg Pope
Labour hold
C Peter Britcliffe 12,681 33.16%
LD Bill Greene 3,680 9.62%
L Greg Pope 20,900 54.65%
UK John Tomlin 982 2.57%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Greg Pope
Labour
Con Conservative (31.87%) 15,383 31.87%
Lab Labour (55.58%) 26,831 55.58%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.58%) 4,141 8.58%
Ref Referendum (3.37%) 1,627 3.37%
Oth Other (0.60%) 290 0.60%
Maj Majority (23.72%) 11,448 23.72%
Turn Turnout (72.26%) 48,272 72.26%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (43.20%) 23,995 43.20%
Lab Labour (46.80%) 26,026 46.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.60%) 5,314 9.60%
Oth Other (0.40%) 219 0.40%
Maj Majority (3.70%) 2,031 3.70%
Turn Turnout (83.21%) 55,554 83.21%

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