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Islington North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Although a safe Labour seat now, Islington North has in the last 20 years had a colourful history involving Labour defectors Michael O'Halloran and John Grant (of the former Central seat, abolished in 1983 and partly merged with North). In 1983 these two actually managed to stand against each other, O'Halloran as an Independent, Grant as official SDP, which allowed the Left winger Jeremy Corbyn to beat both and start his tenure here, which is now very strong. Corbyn is as far removed from Tony Blair's image of the New Labour party as can be found in Parliament, but his seat is rather suitable for him. It has deprived sections, with high proportions of council housing (more than 40pc) and non-white voters, (22pc in 1991), as well as a large and prominent Irish influence. The very high number of middle class professionals who are to be found here as well (44pc are in professional or managerial occupations and nearly 65pc in all, including these, are non-manual workers), are the sort of people who are clearly not only Labour supporters (Corbyn got nearly 70pc of the Islington North vote in 1997) but also willing to send a socialist to the Commons.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Jeremy Corbyn, MP here since 1983, was the third most rebellious Labour MP in the 1992 to 1997 Parliament and has deliberately missed none of the rebellions against the Blair government since 1997. A completely unreconstructed hard leftwinger of compelling earnestness, in the manner of a tortured Christ, his politics when not red are green - in two senses: as an apologist for any expression of radical Irish republicanism, and as a keen environmentalist.He is a former NUPE official, born 1949 and educated at Adams Grammar School, Newport (Shropshire) and (inconclusively) at North London Polytechnic. What is lacking in humour is made up for in intensity, in a life so absorbed by politics that he and his wife parted over the selective education of one of their children.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.01% 14.99% 0.08
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.07% 2.49% 2.73
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 1.75% 2.56% 68.22
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 16.09% 2.04% 788.27
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 43.84% 3.94% 1,111.65
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.04% 13.04% 0.28
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 2.26% 4.02% 56.32
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 14.27% 3.06% 466.11
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 21.67% 2.10% 1,031.81
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.90% 9.41% 83.96
5-10K 12.87% 16.63% 77.39
10-15K 13.58% 16.58% 81.91
15-20K 12.10% 13.58% 89.07
20-25K 10.08% 10.39% 96.99
25-30K 8.17% 7.77% 105.03
30-35K 6.54% 5.79% 112.91
35-40K 5.22% 4.33% 120.55
40-45K 4.18% 3.27% 127.91
45-50K 3.35% 2.48% 135.00
50-55K 2.70% 1.90% 141.81
55-60K 2.19% 1.47% 148.39
60-65K 1.78% 1.15% 154.74
65-70K 1.46% 0.91% 160.88
70-75K 1.20% 0.72% 166.85
75-80K 0.99% 0.57% 172.65
80-85K 0.82% 0.46% 178.29
85-90K 0.69% 0.37% 183.80
90-95K 0.58% 0.31% 189.18
95-100K 0.49% 0.25% 194.44
100K + 3.08% 1.34% 228.91

Local Map of the constituency
Islington North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Islington North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.85%)
Conservative (- 10.79%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.49%)
Liberal Democrat (5.39%)
Conservative (-  2.16%) Labour (-  7.37%)
Con - 10.79%
Lab 11.85%
LD - 1.49%
Con - 2.16%
Lab - 7.37%
LD 5.39%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jeremy Corbyn
Labour hold
Con Conservative (10.75%) 3,249 10.75%
Lab Labour (61.88%) 18,699 61.88%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.00%) 5,741 19.00%
Oth Other (8.36%) 2,527 8.36%
Maj Majority (42.88%) 12,958 42.88%
Turn Turnout (48.76%) 30,216 48.76%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jeremy Corbyn
Labour hold
G Chris Ashby 1,876 6.21%
SL Steve Cook 512 1.69%
L Jeremy Corbyn 18,699 61.88%
Reform Emine Hassan 139 0.46%
C Neil Rands 3,249 10.75%
LD Laura Willoughby 5,741 19.00%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Jeremy Corbyn
Labour
Con Conservative (12.91%) 4,631 12.91%
Lab Labour (69.25%) 24,834 69.25%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.61%) 4,879 13.61%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (4.23%) 1,516 4.23%
Maj Majority (55.65%) 19,955 55.65%
Turn Turnout (62.49%) 35,860 62.49%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (23.70%) 8,958 23.70%
Lab Labour (57.40%) 21,742 57.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.10%) 5,732 15.10%
Oth Other (3.80%) 1,420 3.80%
Maj Majority (33.80%) 12,784 33.80%
Turn Turnout (68.02%) 37,852 68.02%

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