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Middlesbrough
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A nineteenth century industrial boom town as an early centre of the steel industry, Middlesbrough is a rock solid Labour seat with a high unemployment rate, a working class majority, and high proportions of households of single parents and of those with no car. Any local Conservatives would be well advised to concentrate on their outside chance of regaining the neighbouring seat of Middlesbrough South and Cleveland East.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Stuart Bell, bizarrely “our conduit to the Almighty” (Paul Flynn MP) as Second Church Estates Commissioner, notwithstanding authorship of a steamy novel entitled ‘Paris 69’, was elected here in 1983. A rightwing pro-European Francophile and DTI spokesman dropped from the front bench on the morrow of victory in 1997, he got the church job as a consolation prize. A County Durham miner’s son who became a barrister, he was born in 1938 and educated at Hookergate Grammar School and (eventually) Gray’s Inn. By politically-incorrectly taking the accused parents’ side against the social workers and doctors in the Cleveland child sex abuse scandal, he memorably offended important Labour client groups in the local government and social work lobbies, later keenly backing the dismantling of Cleveland County Council. Nor does he like PR or homosexual sex at 16.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.54% 14.99% 30.26
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.53% 2.49% 21.16
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.19% 4.43% 4.36
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.32% 7.27% 86.93
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.41% 2.56% 16.14
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 4.06% 3.94% 103.03
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.37% 13.04% 102.51
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.05% 12.70% 157.83
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.29% 8.14% 89.49
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.61% 4.02% 40.08
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.77% 3.19% 24.09
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 21.06% 11.31% 186.22
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.00% 3.06% 130.51
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 13.22% 2.52% 524.90
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 2.58% 2.10% 123.04
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 17.16% 9.41% 182.25
£5-10K 23.97% 16.63% 144.11
£10-15K 19.35% 16.58% 116.70
£15-20K 13.19% 13.58% 97.14
£20-25K 8.60% 10.39% 82.76
£25-30K 5.58% 7.77% 71.84
£30-35K 3.67% 5.79% 63.32
£35-40K 2.45% 4.33% 56.52
£40-45K 1.67% 3.27% 51.00
£45-50K 1.15% 2.48% 46.44
£50-55K 0.81% 1.90% 42.63
£55-60K 0.58% 1.47% 39.40
£60-65K 0.42% 1.15% 36.64
£65-70K 0.31% 0.91% 34.25
£70-75K 0.23% 0.72% 32.17
£75-80K 0.17% 0.57% 30.34
£80-85K 0.13% 0.46% 28.72
£85-90K 0.10% 0.37% 27.28
£90-95K 0.08% 0.31% 25.99
£95-100K 0.06% 0.25% 24.82
£100K + 0.26% 1.34% 19.63

Local Map of the constituency
Middlesbrough - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Middlesbrough - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.33%)
Conservative (- 12.75%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.47%)
Conservative (1.99%)
Labour (-  3.85%) Liberal Democrat (-  6.82%)
Con - 12.75%
Lab 10.33%
LD - 0.47%
Con 1.99%
Lab - 3.85%
LD - 6.82%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stuart Bell
Labour hold
Con Conservative (19.14%) 6,453 19.14%
Lab Labour (67.57%) 22,783 67.57%
LD Liberal Democrat (1.71%) 577 1.71%
Oth Other (11.58%) 3,904 11.58%
Maj Majority (48.43%) 16,330 48.43%
Turn Turnout (49.83%) 33,717 49.83%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Stuart Bell
Labour hold
SL Kai Andersen 392 1.16%
L Stuart Bell 22,783 67.57%
C Alex Finn 6,453 19.14%
SA Geoff Kerr-Morgan 3,512 10.42%
LD Keith Miller 577 1.71%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Stuart Bell
Labour
Con Conservative (17.15%) 7,907 17.15%
Lab Labour (71.43%) 32,925 71.43%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.53%) 3,934 8.53%
Ref Referendum (2.89%) 1,331 2.89%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (54.27%) 25,018 54.27%
Turn Turnout (64.99%) 46,097 64.99%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (29.90%) 16,424 29.90%
Lab Labour (61.10%) 33,543 61.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.00%) 4,925 9.00%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (31.20%) 17,119 31.20%
Turn Turnout (74.08%) 54,892 74.08%

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