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Manchester, Gorton
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
For a long time Gerald Kaufman has played a distinctive role in Labour politics, most recently as a senior backbench committee chairman. His seat, Gorton in Manchester's east end, has got safer and safer over the last thirty years, and even though Liberal Democrat local activism was rewarded by an advance into second place at the 1997 General Election, they were still nearly 50pc behind Kaufman. The Lib Dems won both Gorton wards, Levenshulme and Rusholme in 2000, leaving Longsight and Fallowfield to Labour. Labour will probably be ahead in all of them in a 2001 general election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Gerald Kaufman, tall, bald and waspish, and a once-prominent rightwing factionalist, will, if re-elected, be Labourís fourth longest-running MP. Elected in 1970, he rose politically as Harold Wilsonís less high-profile equivalent of Alistair Campbell. Born into a Leeds Jewish family in 1930 and educated at Leeds Grammar School (where he recalls anti-Semitic bullying) and Queenís College, Oxford, he presides over the Culture Select Committee, and has been described as ďa man with a tongue so sharp that it hurts just to see his mouth openĒ.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.39% 14.99% 2.61
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.05
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.70% 4.43% 38.31
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.57% 7.27% 7.88
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.96% 2.56% 76.48
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 22.55% 3.94% 571.76
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 2.60% 13.04% 19.94
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 19.97% 12.70% 157.19
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.11% 8.14% 25.92
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.87% 4.02% 195.79
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.81% 3.19% 56.70
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 18.90% 11.31% 167.10
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.92% 3.06% 160.62
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.24% 2.52% 208.12
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 9.15% 2.10% 435.85
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.26% 0.06% 413.65
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 15.59% 9.41% 165.61
£5-10K 22.52% 16.63% 135.41
£10-15K 19.06% 16.58% 114.98
£15-20K 13.46% 13.58% 99.10
£20-25K 8.99% 10.39% 86.53
£25-30K 5.94% 7.77% 76.45
£30-35K 3.96% 5.79% 68.29
£35-40K 2.67% 4.33% 61.62
£40-45K 1.83% 3.27% 56.11
£45-50K 1.28% 2.48% 51.53
£50-55K 0.91% 1.90% 47.68
£55-60K 0.65% 1.47% 44.42
£60-65K 0.48% 1.15% 41.64
£65-70K 0.36% 0.91% 39.26
£70-75K 0.27% 0.72% 37.20
£75-80K 0.20% 0.57% 35.40
£80-85K 0.16% 0.46% 33.83
£85-90K 0.12% 0.37% 32.45
£90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 31.22
£95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 30.14
£100K + 0.35% 1.34% 25.77

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (2.98%) Liberal Democrat (3.52%)
Conservative (-  7.80%)
Liberal Democrat (3.76%)
Conservative (-  1.77%) Labour (-  2.48%)
Con - 7.80%
Lab 2.98%
LD 3.52%
Con - 1.77%
Lab - 2.48%
LD 3.76%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gerald Kaufman
Labour hold
Con Conservative (9.93%) 2,705 9.93%
Lab Labour (62.80%) 17,099 62.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.28%) 5,795 21.28%
Oth Other (5.99%) 1,630 5.99%
Maj Majority (41.51%) 11,304 41.51%
Turn Turnout (42.66%) 27,229 42.66%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gerald Kaufman
Labour hold
UK Rashid Bhatti 462 1.70%
G Bruce Bingham 835 3.07%
C Christopher Causer 2,705 9.93%
L Gerald Kaufman 17,099 62.80%
SL Kirsty Muir 333 1.22%
LD Jackie Pearcey 5,795 21.28%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Gerald Kaufman
Labour
Con Conservative (11.70%) 4,249 11.70%
Lab Labour (65.28%) 23,704 65.28%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.52%) 6,362 17.52%
Ref Referendum (2.24%) 812 2.24%
Oth Other (3.26%) 1,184 3.26%
Maj Majority (47.76%) 17,342 47.76%
Turn Turnout (56.43%) 36,311 56.43%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (19.50%) 7,388 19.50%
Lab Labour (62.30%) 23,658 62.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.00%) 5,324 14.00%
Oth Other (4.20%) 1,583 4.20%
Maj Majority (42.90%) 16,270 42.90%
Turn Turnout (60.56%) 37,953 60.56%

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