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Leeds East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is a seat with a long and distinguished Labour tradition, most notably as the descendant of the area which elected two men widely regarded as unlucky never to be Prime Minister, Hugh Gaitskell and Denis Healey. Apart form the middle class Halton ward, this side of Leeds remains solidly loyal to their intellectual heirs now in government: the tone of the neighbourhoods varies from peripheral council at Seacroft, to inner city redevelopment at Burmantofts, and largely non-white populated older terraces at Harehills.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
George Mudie was elected in 1992, having been leader of Leeds City Council for ten years. One of a score of Scots representing English seats for Labour, he was born in 1945, educated at Lawside Academy, Dundee (and later at Newbattle Abbey College, Midlothian), and worked as an engineer until becoming a NUPE official for 24 years. Very locally focused, and Old Labour, he rose quickly in the Whips Office from 1994, to Deputy Chief Whip by 1997, but was switched to Education as a junior minister after refusing a posting to Northern Ireland, and dropped altogether a year later. He is one of Labour's small minority who vote against homosexual sex at 16, and as a former big city boss, dislikes regional government.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.70% 14.99% 17.99
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.09% 2.13% 4.28
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.66% 2.49% 26.35
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.53% 4.43% 102.35
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.53% 7.27% 48.54
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.18% 2.56% 6.94
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.47% 3.94% 37.29
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 14.61% 13.04% 112.02
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 9.23% 12.70% 72.69
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.31% 8.14% 114.36
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.97% 4.02% 24.12
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.44% 3.19% 139.49
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 26.47% 11.31% 234.04
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 6.67% 3.06% 217.66
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 10.25% 2.52% 406.90
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 4.90% 2.10% 233.17
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 13.39% 9.41% 142.23
5-10K 22.53% 16.63% 135.44
10-15K 19.75% 16.58% 119.14
15-20K 14.09% 13.58% 103.74
20-25K 9.46% 10.39% 91.06
25-30K 6.29% 7.77% 80.91
30-35K 4.22% 5.79% 72.77
35-40K 2.87% 4.33% 66.15
40-45K 1.98% 3.27% 60.66
45-50K 1.39% 2.48% 56.04
50-55K 0.99% 1.90% 52.09
55-60K 0.72% 1.47% 48.66
60-65K 0.53% 1.15% 45.64
65-70K 0.39% 0.91% 42.97
70-75K 0.29% 0.72% 40.57
75-80K 0.22% 0.57% 38.41
80-85K 0.17% 0.46% 36.44
85-90K 0.13% 0.37% 34.65
90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 33.01
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 31.50
100K + 0.33% 1.34% 24.33

Local Map of the constituency
Leeds East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Leeds East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.78%)
Conservative (-  9.62%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.69%)
Conservative (0.76%) Liberal Democrat (3.20%)
Labour (-  4.53%)
Con - 9.62%
Lab 9.78%
LD - 3.69%
Con 0.76%
Lab - 4.53%
LD 3.20%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
George Mudie
Labour hold
Con Conservative (19.44%) 5,647 19.44%
Lab Labour (62.95%) 18,290 62.95%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.50%) 3,923 13.50%
Oth Other (4.11%) 1,195 4.11%
Maj Majority (43.51%) 12,643 43.51%
Turn Turnout (51.52%) 29,055 51.52%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
George Mudie
Labour hold
C Barry Anderson 5,647 19.44%
LD Brian Jennings 3,923 13.50%
SL Mark King 419 1.44%
L George Mudie 18,290 62.95%
UK Raymond Northgreaves 634 2.18%
I Peter Socrates 142 0.49%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
George Mudie
Labour
Con Conservative (18.68%) 6,685 18.68%
Lab Labour (67.48%) 24,151 67.48%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.31%) 3,689 10.31%
Ref Referendum (3.54%) 1,267 3.54%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (48.80%) 17,466 48.80%
Turn Turnout (62.83%) 35,792 62.83%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (28.30%) 12,232 28.30%
Lab Labour (57.70%) 24,929 57.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.00%) 6,040 14.00%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (29.40%) 12,697 29.40%
Turn Turnout (69.60%) 43,201 69.60%

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