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Lewisham, Deptford
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
All three Lewisham seats remained very strongly in the hands of the Labour Party in the 1998 London Borough elections. Deptford is the true inner city seat of the three, situated on the south bank of the river east of the borough of Southwark and just a Deptford tunnel crossing away from Tower Hamlets in the heart of the East End. Well under half of the housing is owner occupied, even though it stretches away from the river through New Cross to Ladywell, Brockley and Honor Oak Park; and almost a third classed themselves as non-white in the 1991 Census, including one of the highest percentages anywhere in the country of "black Afro-Caribbean". Small wonder that Joan Ruddock polled over 70pc of the total for Labour.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Joan Ruddock, one of Blair’s dropped ministers, spent a year as ‘Minister for Women’. Born 1943 and educated at Pontypool Grammar School for Girls and Imperial College London, her political career was assisted by her friendship with the Kinnocks and her leadership of CND - a past she has recently tended to airbrush (“that was then and now is now”) in favour of a new interest in environmental degradation and organic farming. A neat, carefully presented woman, she shares her life with Frank Doran, Labour MP for Aberdeen Central, another discarded leftwing frontbencher, though in his case with one foot still on the ladder as a PPS.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.22% 7.27% 3.08
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.99% 2.56% 116.69
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 15.55% 2.04% 762.01
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 21.99% 3.94% 557.51
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.15% 13.04% 1.13
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.71% 12.70% 5.59
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 25.13% 4.02% 624.81
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.00% 3.19% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.00% 11.31% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 6.03% 3.06% 197.07
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 27.22% 2.10% 1,296.39
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 7.60% 9.41% 80.71
£5-10K 14.19% 16.63% 85.34
£10-15K 15.27% 16.58% 92.08
£15-20K 13.38% 13.58% 98.50
£20-25K 10.81% 10.39% 104.02
£25-30K 8.44% 7.77% 108.60
£30-35K 6.51% 5.79% 112.33
£35-40K 5.00% 4.33% 115.35
£40-45K 3.85% 3.27% 117.79
£45-50K 2.97% 2.48% 119.76
£50-55K 2.31% 1.90% 121.35
£55-60K 1.81% 1.47% 122.65
£60-65K 1.42% 1.15% 123.71
£65-70K 1.13% 0.91% 124.57
£70-75K 0.90% 0.72% 125.29
£75-80K 0.72% 0.57% 125.88
£80-85K 0.58% 0.46% 126.38
£85-90K 0.47% 0.37% 126.79
£90-95K 0.39% 0.31% 127.14
£95-100K 0.32% 0.25% 127.44
£100K + 1.73% 1.34% 128.52

Local Map of the constituency
Lewisham, Deptford - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Lewisham, Deptford - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.22%)
Conservative (- 12.89%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.87%)
Liberal Democrat (2.78%)
Conservative (-  2.27%) Labour (-  5.84%)
Con - 12.89%
Lab 10.22%
LD - 2.87%
Con - 2.27%
Lab - 5.84%
LD 2.78%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joan Ruddock
Labour hold
Con Conservative (12.44%) 3,622 12.44%
Lab Labour (64.98%) 18,915 64.98%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.71%) 3,409 11.71%
Oth Other (10.86%) 3,161 10.86%
Maj Majority (52.54%) 15,293 52.54%
Turn Turnout (46.30%) 29,107 46.30%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joan Ruddock
Labour hold
G Darren Johnson 1,901 6.53%
C Cordelia McCartney 3,622 12.44%
SA Ian Page 1,260 4.33%
L Joan Ruddock 18,915 64.98%
LD Andrew Wiseman 3,409 11.71%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Joan Ruddock
Labour
Con Conservative (14.71%) 4,949 14.71%
Lab Labour (70.82%) 23,827 70.82%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.93%) 3,004 8.93%
Ref Referendum (2.58%) 868 2.58%
Oth Other (2.96%) 996 2.96%
Maj Majority (56.11%) 18,878 56.11%
Turn Turnout (57.87%) 33,644 57.87%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (27.60%) 10,395 27.60%
Lab Labour (60.60%) 22,816 60.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.80%) 4,432 11.80%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (33.00%) 12,421 33.00%
Turn Turnout (65.37%) 37,643 65.37%

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