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Manchester, Central
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The great landmarks of the heart of a great city are all here: St Peter's Square with the Central Library, and Piccadilly, and the old commercial buildings which once housed the headquarters of great cotton and trading companies, and Chinatown, or more modern developments like the G-Mex centre and the Arndale, blasted by an IRA bomb in the Nineties; but it also contains a swathe of poor and multiply deprived inner city neighbourhoods on every side of the city, many of whose names have become nationally notorious for unliveable conditions and high crime rates: Beswick, Hulme, Moss Side and Ancoats, identified as a slum as far back as the 1840s by Marx's collaborator Friedrich Engels in The Condition of the Working Class in England. This seat, not surprisingly, saw one of the highest Labour majorities even though its turnout, at 53pc, was one of the lowest in Britain.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Tony Lloyd, one of Blairís dropped jobbing ministers in 1999, narrowly missed election by 6 votes as PLP Chairman in 2000. Mancunian-brogued, and of somewhat lugubrious countenance, he was first elected in 1983 and soon set up as a routine North West/Mancunian regionalist. Born 1950, Stretford Grammar School and Nottingham University-educated, a former accountant and lecturer, a Prescott-voter in 1994, he performed weakly under questioning on Sierra Leone in the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and lost his ministerial job in the second annual reshuffle in 1999.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.97% 14.99% 6.50
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.07% 2.13% 3.23
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.39% 2.49% 15.70
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.11% 4.43% 2.58
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.27% 7.27% 3.77
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.83% 2.56% 149.45
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.37% 2.04% 17.99
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 10.70% 3.94% 271.21
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.37% 13.04% 2.86
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 11.20% 12.70% 88.19
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.92% 8.14% 11.25
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 6.30% 4.02% 156.55
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.13% 3.19% 4.18
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 31.25% 11.31% 276.25
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 10.71% 3.06% 349.70
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 7.94% 2.52% 315.42
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 14.21% 2.10% 676.62
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.26% 0.06% 410.67
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 18.43% 9.41% 195.77
£5-10K 24.63% 16.63% 148.07
£10-15K 19.07% 16.58% 114.99
£15-20K 12.54% 13.58% 92.29
£20-25K 7.95% 10.39% 76.53
£25-30K 5.08% 7.77% 65.33
£30-35K 3.31% 5.79% 57.17
£35-40K 2.21% 4.33% 51.10
£40-45K 1.52% 3.27% 46.48
£45-50K 1.06% 2.48% 42.90
£50-55K 0.76% 1.90% 40.07
£55-60K 0.56% 1.47% 37.80
£60-65K 0.41% 1.15% 35.95
£65-70K 0.31% 0.91% 34.42
£70-75K 0.24% 0.72% 33.15
£75-80K 0.18% 0.57% 32.06
£80-85K 0.14% 0.46% 31.14
£85-90K 0.11% 0.37% 30.33
£90-95K 0.09% 0.31% 29.63
£95-100K 0.07% 0.25% 29.01
£100K + 0.36% 1.34% 26.42

Local Map of the constituency
Manchester, Central - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Manchester, Central - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (1.88%) Liberal Democrat (1.79%)
Conservative (-  7.58%)
Liberal Democrat (3.41%)
Conservative (-  2.84%) Labour (-  2.28%)
Con - 7.58%
Lab 1.88%
LD 1.79%
Con - 2.84%
Lab - 2.28%
LD 3.41%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tony Lloyd
Labour hold
Con Conservative (8.98%) 2,328 8.98%
Lab Labour (68.70%) 17,812 68.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.70%) 4,070 15.70%
Oth Other (6.63%) 1,718 6.63%
Maj Majority (53.00%) 13,742 53.00%
Turn Turnout (39.13%) 25,928 39.13%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tony Lloyd
Labour hold
P Terrenia Brosnan 216 0.83%
G Vanessa Hill 1,018 3.93%
LD Philip Hobson 4,070 15.70%
L Tony Lloyd 17,812 68.70%
C Aaron Powell 2,328 8.98%
SL Ron Sinclair 484 1.87%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Tony Lloyd
Labour
Con Conservative (11.82%) 3,964 11.82%
Lab Labour (70.98%) 23,803 70.98%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.29%) 4,121 12.29%
Ref Referendum (2.21%) 742 2.21%
Oth Other (2.70%) 907 2.70%
Maj Majority (58.69%) 19,682 58.69%
Turn Turnout (52.55%) 33,537 52.55%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (19.40%) 7,581 19.40%
Lab Labour (69.10%) 27,009 69.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.50%) 4,105 10.50%
Oth Other (0.90%) 370 0.90%
Maj Majority (49.70%) 19,428 49.70%
Turn Turnout (58.77%) 39,065 58.77%

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