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Jarrow
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The only constituency to begin with a J, and a famous name in political history, as the South Tyneside town will forever be associated with the "hunger march" to London of 1936, protesting against massive unemployment caused by the great Depression, particularly in the shipbuilding industry. At least it was still remembered in 2000, when lorry drivers staged what can only be described as a very pale and heavily vehicularized imitation. Male unemployment reached 70pc in Jarrow and its neighbour, Hebburn, in the 1930s, far higher than ever since, and the constituncy has of course modernised and diversified its economy. It is still solidly Labour, though, returning Stephen Hepburn with a 22,000 majority in 1997, although his personal increase in share of vote was very low compared with almost everywhere else, mainly because a local independent Labour candidate polled more than 2,500 votes and saved his deposit. This seat, it should be noted, was the constituency of the first Labour woman cabinet minister, Ellen Wilkinson.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Stephen Hepburn, a building-worker-turned-local-MP's-researcher, followed his employer, Don Dixon, here as MP in 1997, having served on the local council for twelve years and obtained a conviction for assaulting a fellow councillor in 1995, in a row between Jarrow and South Shields factions on South Tyneside Council. He has done little to trouble the scorers since, tabling three written questions in his first year.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.73% 14.99% 64.88
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.02% 2.13% 1.10
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.15% 4.43% 71.21
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.96% 7.27% 123.22
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.29% 2.56% 50.17
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.06% 2.04% 2.83
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 5.64% 13.04% 43.23
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 10.42% 12.70% 82.07
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 18.39% 8.14% 225.84
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.24% 4.02% 5.93
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 8.48% 3.19% 266.35
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 24.87% 11.31% 219.88
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.91% 3.06% 62.37
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 6.82% 2.52% 270.72
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 27.60
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 13.38% 9.41% 142.12
5-10K 20.73% 16.63% 124.66
10-15K 18.35% 16.58% 110.67
15-20K 13.63% 13.58% 100.32
20-25K 9.60% 10.39% 92.41
25-30K 6.69% 7.77% 86.06
30-35K 4.68% 5.79% 80.79
35-40K 3.31% 4.33% 76.29
40-45K 2.36% 3.27% 72.42
45-50K 1.71% 2.48% 69.05
50-55K 1.26% 1.90% 66.11
55-60K 0.94% 1.47% 63.54
60-65K 0.71% 1.15% 61.29
65-70K 0.54% 0.91% 59.31
70-75K 0.41% 0.72% 57.56
75-80K 0.32% 0.57% 56.01
80-85K 0.25% 0.46% 54.65
85-90K 0.20% 0.37% 53.43
90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 52.34
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 51.37
100K + 0.63% 1.34% 47.24

Local Map of the constituency
Jarrow - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Jarrow - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (2.35%)
Conservative (-  8.46%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.03%)
Labour (1.21%) Liberal Democrat (3.96%)
Conservative (-  0.27%)
Con - 8.46%
Lab 2.35%
LD - 3.03%
Con - 0.27%
Lab 1.21%
LD 3.96%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stephen Hepburn
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.66%) 5,056 14.66%
Lab Labour (66.06%) 22,777 66.06%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.03%) 5,182 15.03%
Oth Other (4.25%) 1,464 4.25%
Maj Majority (51.03%) 17,595 51.03%
Turn Turnout (54.58%) 34,479 54.58%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stephen Hepburn
Labour hold
UK Alan Badger 716 2.08%
S John Bissett 357 1.04%
L Stephen Hepburn 22,777 66.06%
I Alan Le Blonde 391 1.13%
LD James Selby 5,182 15.03%
C Donald Wood 5,056 14.66%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Stephen Hepburn
Labour
Con Conservative (14.94%) 6,564 14.94%
Lab Labour (64.85%) 28,497 64.85%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.07%) 4,865 11.07%
Ref Referendum (2.35%) 1,034 2.35%
Oth Other (6.79%) 2,982 6.79%
Maj Majority (49.91%) 21,933 49.91%
Turn Turnout (68.84%) 43,942 68.84%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (23.40%) 11,243 23.40%
Lab Labour (62.50%) 29,978 62.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.10%) 6,749 14.10%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (39.10%) 18,735 39.10%
Turn Turnout (73.15%) 47,970 73.15%

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