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Mansfield
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The metropolis of the Nottinghamshire coalfield, together with South Yorkshire's the only one of any importance remaining, and that in steep decline, Mansfield's adherence to the Labour party has risen, fallen and risen again with the politics of the coal industry. Solidly loyal to Labour until the 1980s, the majority was sharply slashed after much of Nottinghamshire worked through the 1984-5 strike called by Arthur Scargill, a Yorkshireman, without recourse to a national ballot. Much bad blood was created, and some spilt, among the miners, and Notts was the birthplace of the "moderate" Union of Democratic Mineworkers, which broke away from the more militant NUM. Then many Nottinghamshire pits were closed by the Conservative government anyway, and Mansfield swung back dramatically to Labour; and in 1997 Alan Meale's majority, 56 votes in 1987, had metamorphosed into 20,518.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Alan Meale, one of Blairís sacked ministers, had risen precariously as a Prescott-backed junior minister in Prescottís department, making his name previously as an animal (especially badger) protection buff and before all that as a hard left Campaign Group supporter before winning the seat in 1987. He was born 1949 in County Durham and Catholic-school-educated before, eventually, acquiring a degree in creative writing from Sheffield Polytechnic. Astigmatic and Zapata-moustached, and initially for eleven years a manual worker, his trajectory from hard left groupy to pipe-smoking animal welfarist, did not help him when he became embroiled, as a backer of Greek Cyprus, with a Cypriot businessman, for though exonerated of wrong-doing he lost his job in the 1999 reshuffle.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.70% 14.99% 64.71
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.67% 2.49% 26.89
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.94% 4.43% 134.20
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.48% 7.27% 144.08
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.12% 2.56% 4.71
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.27% 3.94% 32.25
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.39% 13.04% 95.05
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 24.76% 12.70% 194.89
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 14.38% 8.14% 176.54
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.60% 4.02% 14.82
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.81% 3.19% 182.41
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.66% 11.31% 67.70
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.03% 3.06% 66.18
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.20% 2.52% 166.83
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 13.88% 9.41% 147.43
£5-10K 22.14% 16.63% 133.09
£10-15K 19.35% 16.58% 116.69
£15-20K 13.94% 13.58% 102.65
£20-25K 9.47% 10.39% 91.13
£25-30K 6.35% 7.77% 81.69
£30-35K 4.28% 5.79% 73.87
£35-40K 2.92% 4.33% 67.33
£40-45K 2.02% 3.27% 61.81
£45-50K 1.42% 2.48% 57.10
£50-55K 1.01% 1.90% 53.05
£55-60K 0.73% 1.47% 49.55
£60-65K 0.54% 1.15% 46.49
£65-70K 0.40% 0.91% 43.81
£70-75K 0.30% 0.72% 41.44
£75-80K 0.23% 0.57% 39.33
£80-85K 0.17% 0.46% 37.46
£85-90K 0.13% 0.37% 35.77
£90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 34.26
£95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 32.89
£100K + 0.36% 1.34% 26.94

Local Map of the constituency
Mansfield - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Mansfield - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.03%)
Conservative (- 11.93%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.54%)
Conservative (6.00%) Liberal Democrat (4.65%)
Labour (-  7.31%)
Con - 11.93%
Lab 10.03%
LD - 1.54%
Con 6.00%
Lab - 7.31%
LD 4.65%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Alan Meale
Labour hold
Con Conservative (27.17%) 10,012 27.17%
Lab Labour (57.12%) 21,050 57.12%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.71%) 5,790 15.71%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (29.95%) 11,038 29.95%
Turn Turnout (55.21%) 36,852 55.21%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Alan Meale
Labour hold
LD Tim Hill 5,790 15.71%
L Alan Meale 21,050 57.12%
C William Wellesley 10,012 27.17%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Alan Meale
Labour
Con Conservative (21.17%) 10,038 21.17%
Lab Labour (64.43%) 30,556 64.43%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.06%) 5,244 11.06%
Ref Referendum (3.35%) 1,588 3.35%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (43.26%) 20,518 43.26%
Turn Turnout (70.72%) 47,426 70.72%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (33.10%) 18,208 33.10%
Lab Labour (54.40%) 29,932 54.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.60%) 6,925 12.60%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (21.30%) 11,724 21.30%
Turn Turnout (81.45%) 55,065 81.45%

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