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Leicestershire North West
Conservative gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
It is hard to remember that this was a Labour gain as recently as 1997, as it now looks so safe. In 1999 for example, the most recent local elections here, in NW Leics district which exactly covers the area of the constituency, Labour (who might have feared suffering an exactly mid-term slump result) beat the Conservatives by nearly 20pc, even more than in 1997, and took 31 of the 40 council places. Although there has been no mining here for some years, the residual left-wing politics of the industry which named the largest town here Coalville is still in evidence. This is also the home seat of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and thus of Adrian Mole - and so, presumably and if so appropriately, of his New Labour paramour, Pandora Braithwaite.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Taylor, crumple-faced Labour victor here in 1997, is a local man, born 1946 at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, educated at Ashby Boys’ Grammar School and Leicester Polytechnic, and a former local councillor and computer manager at the nearby Leicestershire County Council offices for 20 years. Claiming to be a traditional mushy-peas rather than an avocado Labourite, he has salted his inconspicuous loyalism with vocal defence of small businesses buried by red tape, and has coped with the threat to his Leicestershire skies from the local East Midlands Airport, by rebelling against air traffic control privatisation. In the dying gasp of the Parliament he sought to curb the threat of passive smoking to the young.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 18.79% 14.99% 125.31
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.63% 2.13% 29.64
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.03% 2.49% 1.03
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.91% 4.43% 110.96
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.37% 7.27% 115.02
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.06% 2.56% 2.45
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 16.82% 13.04% 129.03
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 25.95% 12.70% 204.31
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 12.58% 8.14% 154.51
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.36% 4.02% 33.86
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.15% 3.19% 67.54
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.01% 11.31% 61.94
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.40% 3.06% 13.06
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.94% 2.52% 37.26
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 8.94% 9.41% 95.00
£5-10K 16.58% 16.63% 99.70
£10-15K 17.20% 16.58% 103.73
£15-20K 14.34% 13.58% 105.55
£20-25K 10.95% 10.39% 105.39
£25-30K 8.08% 7.77% 103.88
£30-35K 5.88% 5.79% 101.58
£35-40K 4.28% 4.33% 98.89
£40-45K 3.14% 3.27% 96.07
£45-50K 2.32% 2.48% 93.27
£50-55K 1.73% 1.90% 90.60
£55-60K 1.30% 1.47% 88.10
£60-65K 0.99% 1.15% 85.78
£65-70K 0.76% 0.91% 83.65
£70-75K 0.59% 0.72% 81.70
£75-80K 0.46% 0.57% 79.93
£80-85K 0.36% 0.46% 78.32
£85-90K 0.29% 0.37% 76.86
£90-95K 0.23% 0.31% 75.52
£95-100K 0.19% 0.25% 74.31
£100K + 0.93% 1.34% 69.07

Local Map of the constituency
Leicestershire North West - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Leicestershire North West - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.58%)
Conservative (- 14.43%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.77%)
Conservative (2.96%) Liberal Democrat (1.70%)
Labour (- 56.38%)
Con - 14.43%
Lab 12.58%
LD - 1.77%
Con 2.96%
Lab - 56.38%
LD 1.70%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Taylor
Conservative gain
Con Conservative (33.94%) 15,274 33.94%
Lab 0 0.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.33%) 4,651 10.33%
Oth Other (55.73%) 25,084 55.73%
Maj Majority (23.60%) 10,623 23.60%
Turn Turnout (65.79%) 45,009 65.79%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Taylor
Conservative gain
LD Charlie Fraser-Fleming 4,651 10.33%
UK William Nattrass 1,021 2.27%
I Robert Nettleton 632 1.40%
LC David Taylor 23,431 52.06%
C Nick Weston 15,274 33.94%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Taylor
Labour gain
Con Conservative (30.97%) 16,113 30.97%
Lab Labour (56.38%) 29,332 56.38%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.63%) 4,492 8.63%
Ref Referendum (4.01%) 2,088 4.01%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (25.41%) 13,219 25.41%
Turn Turnout (79.95%) 52,025 79.95%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.40%) 24,735 45.40%
Lab Labour (43.80%) 23,869 43.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.40%) 5,648 10.40%
Oth Other (0.40%) 198 0.40%
Maj Majority (1.60%) 866 1.60%
Turn Turnout (86.50%) 54,450 86.50%

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