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Beaconsfield
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Buckinghamshire is one of the most Conservative counties, always held by the Tories even at local level and even in dire midterm years such as 1985 and 1993. The southern tip of the county is probably its most Conservative section. Here we have some of the highest property values in the UK outside London, not far from the M4 and M40 and Heathrow Airport, in towns such as Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield itself - which is probably best described as downright wealthy. In the 1982 by-election here a few prescient observers noticed the professionalism and clean cut attractiveness of the young barrister who was Labour candidate, one Tony Blair. He obtained 3,886 votes. Whatever the success of his plans to win at least two thumping majorities, Mr Blair's party will never win Beaconsfield.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Dominic Grieve, a half-French, Churchy barrister, is, as the son of Percy Grieve QC, MP for Solihull 1964-83, one of 19 sons or daughters of MPs elected to the Commons in 1997. Beaky-nosed, with plastered-down hair and a precise manner, he has opposed Scottish devolution, called for a directly elected House of Lords and expressed concern at traffic congestion on the three motorways that traverse his constituency. His Scottish roots landed him with a Scottish frontbench spokesmanship in 1999.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 50.82% 14.99% 338.95
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.13% 2.13% 6.29
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.74% 2.49% 69.83
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.59% 4.43% 126.27
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.61% 7.27% 104.64
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.44% 2.56% 134.20
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.31% 2.04% 64.11
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.03% 3.94% 0.83
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 19.85% 13.04% 152.21
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 2.42% 12.70% 19.02
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 4.08% 8.14% 50.12
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.23% 4.02% 5.68
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.39% 3.19% 43.71
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.24% 11.31% 11.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.11% 3.06% 3.52
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 19.19
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 3.45% 9.41% 36.68
5-10K 7.82% 16.63% 47.00
10-15K 10.34% 16.58% 62.37
15-20K 10.88% 13.58% 80.06
20-25K 10.26% 10.39% 98.77
25-30K 9.15% 7.77% 117.66
30-35K 7.89% 5.79% 136.22
35-40K 6.68% 4.33% 154.07
40-45K 5.58% 3.27% 171.02
45-50K 4.64% 2.48% 186.93
50-55K 3.84% 1.90% 201.77
55-60K 3.18% 1.47% 215.53
60-65K 2.63% 1.15% 228.22
65-70K 2.17% 0.91% 239.88
70-75K 1.80% 0.72% 250.58
75-80K 1.50% 0.57% 260.37
80-85K 1.25% 0.46% 269.30
85-90K 1.04% 0.37% 277.43
90-95K 0.87% 0.31% 284.83
95-100K 0.73% 0.25% 291.55
100K + 4.26% 1.34% 317.14

Local Map of the constituency
Beaconsfield - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Beaconsfield - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.35%) Liberal Democrat (1.96%)
Conservative (- 14.48%)
Conservative (1.18%) Labour (2.79%) Liberal Democrat (1.35%)
Con - 14.48%
Lab 6.35%
LD 1.96%
Con 1.18%
Lab 2.79%
LD 1.35%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Dominic Grieve
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (50.40%) 20,233 50.40%
Lab Labour (22.84%) 9,168 22.84%
LD Liberal Democrat (22.71%) 9,117 22.71%
Oth Other (4.05%) 1,626 4.05%
Maj Majority (27.56%) 11,065 27.56%
Turn Turnout (58.71%) 40,144 58.71%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Dominic Grieve
Conservative hold
C Dominic Grieve 20,233 50.40%
L Stephen Lathrope 9,168 22.84%
LD Stephen Lloyd 9,117 22.71%
UK Andrew Moffatt 1,626 4.05%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Dominic Grieve
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.22%) 24,709 49.22%
Lab Labour (20.05%) 10,063 20.05%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.36%) 10,722 21.36%
Ref Referendum (4.38%) 2,197 4.38%
Oth Other (5.00%) 2,510 5.00%
Maj Majority (27.86%) 13,987 27.86%
Turn Turnout (72.80%) 50,201 72.80%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (63.70%) 34,316 63.70%
Lab Labour (13.70%) 7,371 13.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.40%) 10,452 19.40%
Oth Other (3.20%) 1,697 3.20%
Maj Majority (44.30%) 23,864 44.30%
Turn Turnout (78.30%) 53,836 78.30%

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