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Maidenhead
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The floods which increasingly affect Britain strike alike at poor and affluent areas, and there could scarcely be a more well-heeled area than Maidenhead, which borders the Thames for some miles in the Royal County of Berkshire, taking in Cookham, Charvil, Sonning and Twyford and reaching west almost as far as the Reading suburbs. This is a predominantly Conservative area despite a substantial Liberal Democrat presence, particularly in Maidenhead town, where they won over a dozen local council seats in the unitary council elections which took place on the same day and therefore with the same turnout as the 1997 General Election. Yet at parliamentary level it was John Major's party which was favoured then, as the LD percentage declined and the Conservative Theresa May won by nearly 12,000, a sumptuous result in so dismal a year for her party.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Theresa May, though only elected in 1997, was quickly on to the front bench and even into the Shadow Cabinet as Education spokesman, because of the very low female numbers on the Conservative benches. A former banker who adapted quickly to the Commons as a combative and fluent performer, she was born 1956 and educated at Wheatley Park Comprehensive School, Oxfordshire, and St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. As Tory spokesman on women’s issues she opposed Health spokesman Liam Fox’s call in January 2001 for a “huge restriction, if not abolition” of the current abortion law.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 50.36% 14.99% 335.91
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.14% 2.49% 86.27
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.13% 4.43% 183.65
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.71% 7.27% 133.56
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.41% 2.56% 94.13
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 2.54% 2.04% 124.29
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.68% 3.94% 17.24
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 8.85% 13.04% 67.89
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.52% 12.70% 11.93
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.88% 8.14% 72.20
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.20% 4.02% 79.56
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.47% 3.19% 46.03
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.99% 11.31% 17.56
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.02% 3.06% 0.77
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.09% 2.10% 51.76
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 13.82
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 3.62% 9.41% 38.44
£5-10K 7.93% 16.63% 47.65
£10-15K 10.34% 16.58% 62.38
£15-20K 10.82% 13.58% 79.64
£20-25K 10.18% 10.39% 97.98
£25-30K 9.06% 7.77% 116.53
£30-35K 7.80% 5.79% 134.75
£35-40K 6.60% 4.33% 152.33
£40-45K 5.52% 3.27% 169.08
£45-50K 4.59% 2.48% 184.91
£50-55K 3.80% 1.90% 199.79
£55-60K 3.15% 1.47% 213.74
£60-65K 2.61% 1.15% 226.78
£65-70K 2.17% 0.91% 238.97
£70-75K 1.80% 0.72% 250.36
£75-80K 1.50% 0.57% 261.00
£80-85K 1.25% 0.46% 270.94
£85-90K 1.05% 0.37% 280.25
£90-95K 0.88% 0.31% 288.96
£95-100K 0.74% 0.25% 297.13
£100K + 4.55% 1.34% 338.62

Local Map of the constituency
Maidenhead - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Maidenhead - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.49%)
Conservative (- 11.80%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.54%)
Liberal Democrat (11.19%)
Conservative (-  4.77%) Labour (-  2.91%)
Con - 11.80%
Lab 9.49%
LD - 3.54%
Con - 4.77%
Lab - 2.91%
LD 11.19%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Theresa May
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (45.03%) 19,506 45.03%
Lab Labour (15.18%) 6,577 15.18%
LD Liberal Democrat (37.45%) 16,222 37.45%
Oth Other (2.34%) 1,013 2.34%
Maj Majority (7.58%) 3,284 7.58%
Turn Turnout (63.58%) 43,318 63.58%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Theresa May
Conservative hold
ML Lloyd Clarke 272 0.63%
UK Denis Cooper 741 1.71%
C Theresa May 19,506 45.03%
LD Kathryn Newbound 16,222 37.45%
L John O'Farrell 6,577 15.18%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Theresa May
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.80%) 25,344 49.80%
Lab Labour (18.09%) 9,205 18.09%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.26%) 13,363 26.26%
Ref Referendum (3.22%) 1,638 3.22%
Oth Other (2.63%) 1,339 2.63%
Maj Majority (23.54%) 11,981 23.54%
Turn Turnout (75.61%) 50,889 75.61%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (61.60%) 33,958 61.60%
Lab Labour (8.60%) 4,741 8.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (29.80%) 16,462 29.80%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (31.70%) 17,496 31.70%
Turn Turnout (83.50%) 55,161 83.50%

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