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Leominster
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
An unlikely Labour seat at present technically, as Peter Temple-Morris, elected as a Tory, defected to the governing party; he is not standing here again, but even if he did, it would make little difference: Leominster, which comprises the northern half of Herefordshire, with its livestock farming including the renowned eponymous breed of cattle, looks fine for the Conservatives' new candidate, Bill Wiggin, who has a solid pedigree - he is the son of the former Weston super Mare member, Jerry Wiggin.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
In the steps of floor-crossing Peter Temple-Morris comes another - and maybe this time more loyal - son of a Tory MP, Bill Wiggin, son of Sir Jerry Wiggin (MP for Weston-Super-Mare (1969-1997). Born 1966, and one of the few Old Etonians chosen as new candidates in safe Conservative seats, his educational trajectory after Eton was deviantly to read economics at Bangor rather than Range-Rover crashing at Cirencester. But thereafter he resumed a more conventional path as successively a coffee buyer, a bullion trader, and a merchant banker. Currently with Commerzbank, he is responsible there for foreign exchange option hedging strategy. His assured election - with that of Boris Johnson (Henley), David Cameron (Witney) and Hugo Swire (East Devon) - will help sustain his party’s dwindling rump of Old Etonians.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 26.58% 14.99% 177.30
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 24.44% 2.13% 1,149.38
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 5.24% 2.49% 210.67
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.27% 4.43% 28.80
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.17% 7.27% 43.63
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.05% 2.56% 1.88
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.24% 3.94% 6.15
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 16.67% 13.04% 127.82
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.06% 12.70% 47.71
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.86% 8.14% 96.56
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.06% 4.02% 26.37
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.24% 3.19% 101.83
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 3.77% 11.31% 33.34
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.33% 3.06% 10.81
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 0.00% 0.06% 7.37
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 9.26% 9.41% 98.42
£5-10K 16.59% 16.63% 99.71
£10-15K 16.83% 16.58% 101.50
£15-20K 13.87% 13.58% 102.07
£20-25K 10.57% 10.39% 101.74
£25-30K 7.84% 7.77% 100.91
£30-35K 5.78% 5.79% 99.86
£35-40K 4.28% 4.33% 98.77
£40-45K 3.19% 3.27% 97.73
£45-50K 2.40% 2.48% 96.77
£50-55K 1.83% 1.90% 95.91
£55-60K 1.40% 1.47% 95.16
£60-65K 1.09% 1.15% 94.52
£65-70K 0.85% 0.91% 93.98
£70-75K 0.67% 0.72% 93.53
£75-80K 0.54% 0.57% 93.17
£80-85K 0.43% 0.46% 92.87
£85-90K 0.35% 0.37% 92.64
£90-95K 0.28% 0.31% 92.48
£95-100K 0.23% 0.25% 92.36
£100K + 1.25% 1.34% 93.21

Local Map of the constituency
Leominster - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Leominster - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (5.17%)
Conservative (- 11.02%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.00%)
Conservative (3.88%)
Labour (-  0.56%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.92%)
Con - 11.02%
Lab 5.17%
LD - 0.00%
Con 3.88%
Lab - 0.56%
LD - 0.92%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bill Wiggin
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (49.16%) 22,879 49.16%
Lab Labour (16.91%) 7,872 16.91%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.88%) 12,512 26.88%
Oth Other (7.05%) 3,280 7.05%
Maj Majority (22.27%) 10,367 22.27%
Turn Turnout (67.75%) 46,543 67.75%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bill Wiggin
Conservative hold
G Pippa Bennett 1,690 3.63%
LD Celia Downie 12,512 26.88%
L Stephen Hart 7,872 16.91%
UK Christopher Kingsley 1,590 3.42%
C Bill Wiggin 22,879 49.16%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Peter Temple-Morris
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.28%) 22,888 45.28%
Lab Labour (17.47%) 8,831 17.47%
LD Liberal Democrat (27.80%) 14,053 27.80%
Ref Referendum (5.57%) 2,815 5.57%
Oth Other (3.89%) 1,966 3.89%
Maj Majority (17.48%) 8,835 17.48%
Turn Turnout (76.60%) 50,553 76.60%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (56.30%) 28,837 56.30%
Lab Labour (12.30%) 6,294 12.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (27.80%) 14,236 27.80%
Oth Other (3.50%) 1,811 3.50%
Maj Majority (28.50%) 14,601 28.50%
Turn Turnout (81.00%) 51,178 81.00%

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