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Lincoln
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The results in the City of Lincoln, once one of the most typical and key marginals in the whole of England, were somewhat closer in the May 2000 local elections than for some years - the Tories actually won in four wards - but Labour retain a very strong position and every prospect of re-election for Gillian Merron. The Centre parties hold Lincoln dear as an early precursor of Social Democracy through the career of Dick Taverne, who resigned from his leftwards sliding party and triumphed in a by-election in 1973, then even more creditably held on in February 1974 in a full General Election, opposed by the main established parties. Now, however the centre challenge is weaker than average in Lincoln; the Taverne House Social Club for his Democratic Labour party eventually closed and was reopened as a night-club called the Rack and Ruin.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Gillian Merron, Labourís quiet victor here in 1997, comes from a background as a Union (UNISON) organiser. She was picked from an all-women shortlist, and as a loyalist was made a PPS in 1998, by 1999 to the Defence Minister, Baroness Symonds. Born 1959 and educated at Wanstead High School and Lancaster University, the pursuer of modishly apolitical issues relating to Commonsí working hours and football, she generally focuses on constituency concerns such as the near bottom-ranked local university, and is elusive about details concerning her family.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.83% 14.99% 32.19
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.80% 2.49% 72.59
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.53% 4.43% 57.09
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.11% 7.27% 139.05
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.39% 2.56% 15.18
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.83% 3.94% 71.69
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.62% 13.04% 104.44
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 17.25% 12.70% 135.82
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 10.62% 8.14% 130.41
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 8.12% 4.02% 202.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 9.81% 3.19% 308.10
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 9.72% 11.31% 85.96
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.94% 3.06% 63.32
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 6.42% 2.52% 254.97
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 13.67% 9.41% 145.22
£5-10K 23.14% 16.63% 139.12
£10-15K 20.31% 16.58% 122.49
£15-20K 14.35% 13.58% 105.65
£20-25K 9.45% 10.39% 90.97
£25-30K 6.12% 7.77% 78.69
£30-35K 3.97% 5.79% 68.54
£35-40K 2.61% 4.33% 60.17
£40-45K 1.74% 3.27% 53.24
£45-50K 1.18% 2.48% 47.47
£50-55K 0.81% 1.90% 42.62
£55-60K 0.57% 1.47% 38.52
£60-65K 0.40% 1.15% 35.04
£65-70K 0.29% 0.91% 32.05
£70-75K 0.21% 0.72% 29.48
£75-80K 0.16% 0.57% 27.24
£80-85K 0.12% 0.46% 25.29
£85-90K 0.09% 0.37% 23.57
£90-95K 0.07% 0.31% 22.05
£95-100K 0.05% 0.25% 20.70
£100K + 0.20% 1.34% 15.21

Local Map of the constituency
Lincoln - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Lincoln - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.92%) Liberal Democrat (2.04%)
Conservative (- 13.19%)
Conservative (0.19%) Liberal Democrat (1.82%)
Labour (-  1.04%)
Con - 13.19%
Lab 8.92%
LD 2.04%
Con 0.19%
Lab - 1.04%
LD 1.82%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gillian Merron
Labour hold
Con Conservative (31.20%) 11,583 31.20%
Lab Labour (53.88%) 20,003 53.88%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.67%) 4,703 12.67%
Oth Other (2.25%) 836 2.25%
Maj Majority (22.68%) 8,420 22.68%
Turn Turnout (56.00%) 37,125 56.00%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gillian Merron
Labour hold
UK Roger Doughty 836 2.25%
LD Lisa Gabriel 4,703 12.67%
L Gillian Merron 20,003 53.88%
C Christine Talbot 11,583 31.20%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Gillian Merron
Labour
Con Conservative (31.01%) 14,433 31.01%
Lab Labour (54.92%) 25,563 54.92%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.84%) 5,048 10.84%
Ref Referendum (2.86%) 1,329 2.86%
Oth Other (0.38%) 175 0.38%
Maj Majority (23.91%) 11,130 23.91%
Turn Turnout (71.08%) 46,548 71.08%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (44.20%) 22,905 44.20%
Lab Labour (46.00%) 23,869 46.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.80%) 4,561 8.80%
Oth Other (1.00%) 500 1.00%
Maj Majority (1.90%) 964 1.90%
Turn Turnout (79.64%) 51,835 79.64%

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