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Ilford North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Always the most Conservative half of Ilford in the Borough of Redbridge in Outer North East London (or "Essex"), the boundary changes in 1997 which brought in part of the abolished Wanstead and Woodford seat forever associated with Winston Churchill seemed likely to make North forever Tory - after all, Labour only held the old Ilford North, on better boundaries for eight months in 1974. Yet Linda Perham did win, after a gigantic swing of over 17 per cent. This was a straight exchange of votes between Conservative and Labour: the Liberal Democrats were hardly squeezed, and the Referendum party did not stand. It must surely be near the very top of the Conservative shopping list next time, and long term MP Vivian Bendall certainly thinks it worth another go at the age of 62.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Linda Perham, elected in 1997 as an MP representing a lot of Jewish and black-cab-driving voters, takes a strong line against racism and backs attempts to regulate unlicensed and dangerous minicab drivers. Born in 1947, she was educated at Mary Datchelor Girls' School, Camberwell, Leicester University and Ealing Technical College and worked as a librarian. She favours compulsory voting.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.19% 14.99% 74.64
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.84% 2.49% 114.14
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.25% 4.43% 5.54
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 2.21% 7.27% 30.35
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.99% 2.56% 38.56
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 6.20% 2.04% 303.99
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.06% 3.94% 1.49
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 23.38% 13.04% 179.29
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 21.90% 12.70% 172.41
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.78% 8.14% 83.26
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 14.84% 4.02% 369.04
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.25% 3.19% 133.40
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.92% 11.31% 17.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.76% 3.06% 57.42
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.44% 2.10% 68.40
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 6.56% 9.41% 69.71
5-10K 12.11% 16.63% 72.80
10-15K 13.50% 16.58% 81.41
15-20K 12.40% 13.58% 91.27
20-25K 10.51% 10.39% 101.11
25-30K 8.59% 7.77% 110.46
30-35K 6.90% 5.79% 119.16
35-40K 5.51% 4.33% 127.15
40-45K 4.39% 3.27% 134.46
45-50K 3.50% 2.48% 141.12
50-55K 2.80% 1.90% 147.20
55-60K 2.25% 1.47% 152.75
60-65K 1.82% 1.15% 157.83
65-70K 1.47% 0.91% 162.49
70-75K 1.20% 0.72% 166.77
75-80K 0.98% 0.57% 170.71
80-85K 0.81% 0.46% 174.35
85-90K 0.67% 0.37% 177.73
90-95K 0.55% 0.31% 180.86
95-100K 0.46% 0.25% 183.78
100K + 2.66% 1.34% 198.17

Local Map of the constituency
Ilford North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Ilford North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (17.46%)
Conservative (- 17.04%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.96%)
Liberal Democrat (1.39%)
Conservative (-  0.22%) Labour (-  1.56%)
Con - 17.04%
Lab 17.46%
LD - 1.96%
Con - 0.22%
Lab - 1.56%
LD 1.39%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Linda Perham
Labour hold
Con Conservative (40.55%) 16,313 40.55%
Lab Labour (45.80%) 18,428 45.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.72%) 4,717 11.72%
Oth Other (1.93%) 776 1.93%
Maj Majority (5.26%) 2,115 5.26%
Turn Turnout (58.40%) 40,234 58.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Linda Perham
Labour hold
C Vivian Bendall 16,313 40.55%
UK Martin Levin 776 1.93%
L Linda Perham 18,428 45.80%
LD Gavin Stollar 4,717 11.72%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Linda Perham
Labour gain
Con Conservative (40.76%) 19,911 40.76%
Lab Labour (47.36%) 23,135 47.36%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.34%) 5,049 10.34%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (1.54%) 750 1.54%
Maj Majority (6.60%) 3,224 6.60%
Turn Turnout (71.60%) 48,845 71.60%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (57.80%) 29,076 57.80%
Lab Labour (29.90%) 15,027 29.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.30%) 6,174 12.30%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (27.90%) 14,049 27.90%
Turn Turnout (74.04%) 50,277 74.04%

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