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Keighley
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Conservatives won four of the six wards within Keighley constituency on Bradford City Council in the most recent elections of May 2000, and with its very solidly middle-class and substantial rural element including the spa town of Ilkley and its neighbour Ben Rhydding and even the Brontes' Haworth up in the moors, now a tourist trap, this West Yorkshire seat looks like a tough challenge for the left-wing sitting MP Ann Cryer. It is also in the range of key marginals as far as the national choice of government is concerned, requiring a swing of more than sixpc from 1997 for a Tory regain. All this makes it one of the most clear, interesting, and even photogenic locations of the struggle around the political divide in 2001. Journalists and television teams take note!

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Ann Cryer, born 1939 and so one of Blair's grannies, was elected in 1997 and with her newly-elected son John, trod, in her late husband Bob's footsteps, the path of righteous rebellion against the government, from lone parent benefit cuts in 1997 to air traffic control privatisation in 2000. Of 183 new Labour MPs in 1997, she (and her son, John) were among the mere six who joined the hard left Campaign Group on reaching Westminster. A campaigner against forced marriages of British-Asian women, and educated at secondary modern school in Darwen and at Bolton and Keighley technical colleges, after working as a Post Office clerk she became her husband's secretary, later writing an affectionate memoir of him.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 14.51% 14.99% 96.75
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.22% 2.49% 89.26
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.73% 4.43% 39.11
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.82% 7.27% 148.71
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.37% 2.56% 53.28
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.73% 2.04% 35.73
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.22% 13.04% 93.72
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 28.69% 12.70% 225.87
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 4.06% 8.14% 49.89
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.39% 4.02% 84.23
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.95% 3.19% 61.36
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.22% 11.31% 63.79
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.50% 3.06% 49.13
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.75% 2.52% 109.12
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 6.85% 2.10% 326.06
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.14% 9.41% 97.07
5-10K 16.90% 16.63% 101.61
10-15K 17.14% 16.58% 103.38
15-20K 14.03% 13.58% 103.32
20-25K 10.63% 10.39% 102.28
25-30K 7.84% 7.77% 100.81
30-35K 5.75% 5.79% 99.23
35-40K 4.23% 4.33% 97.71
40-45K 3.14% 3.27% 96.32
45-50K 2.36% 2.48% 95.08
50-55K 1.79% 1.90% 94.01
55-60K 1.37% 1.47% 93.09
60-65K 1.06% 1.15% 92.31
65-70K 0.83% 0.91% 91.65
70-75K 0.66% 0.72% 91.09
75-80K 0.52% 0.57% 90.63
80-85K 0.42% 0.46% 90.24
85-90K 0.34% 0.37% 89.91
90-95K 0.27% 0.31% 89.65
95-100K 0.22% 0.25% 89.42
100K + 1.19% 1.34% 88.85

Local Map of the constituency
Keighley - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Keighley - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.78%)
Conservative (- 10.67%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.76%)
Conservative (2.23%) Liberal Democrat (1.06%)
Labour (-  2.38%)
Con - 10.67%
Lab 9.78%
LD - 0.76%
Con 2.23%
Lab - 2.38%
LD 1.06%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ann Cryer
Labour hold
Con Conservative (38.96%) 16,883 38.96%
Lab Labour (48.20%) 20,888 48.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.90%) 4,722 10.90%
Oth Other (1.94%) 840 1.94%
Maj Majority (9.24%) 4,005 9.24%
Turn Turnout (63.40%) 43,333 63.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ann Cryer
Labour hold
UK Michael Cassidy 840 1.94%
C Simon Cooke 16,883 38.96%
L Ann Cryer 20,888 48.20%
LD Mike Doyle 4,722 10.90%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ann Cryer
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.73%) 18,907 36.73%
Lab Labour (50.58%) 26,039 50.58%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.84%) 5,064 9.84%
Ref Referendum (2.86%) 1,470 2.86%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (13.85%) 7,132 13.85%
Turn Turnout (76.57%) 51,480 76.57%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (47.40%) 25,983 47.40%
Lab Labour (40.80%) 22,387 40.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.60%) 5,793 10.60%
Oth Other (1.20%) 642 1.20%
Maj Majority (6.60%) 3,596 6.60%
Turn Turnout (82.18%) 54,805 82.18%

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