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Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Although his representation of this area, formerly called Langbaurgh, has been in and out and in again, Labour's Ashok Kumar should finally achieve two in a row in defending a 10,000 majority achieved in 1997. As the Conservative victories in 1987 and 1992 indicate, this area is mixed, with the Tory strength to be found in both sectors. Outside Middlesbrough in the seaside resort of Saltburn, for example, and within it in middle class suburbs such as Marton, Nunthorpe and on the new private estates of Newham ward. Labour fights back in the Middlesbrough council estates of Park End and Easterside and in towns like Loftus and Skinningrove.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Dr. Ashok Kumar, one of Labourís 10 non-white MPs (but in his case in a 99pc white seat), an agnostic of Sikh origin, was born in Uttar Pradesh, India, in 1956, and educated at Rykneld School, Derby and Aston University, where he obtained a doctorate in fluid dynamics. A research scientist at British Steel before winning a by-election here in 1991 (and losing in 1992), he now has to fight off contraction of the local CORUS-run steel works. Round-faced and pleasant-looking, he is one of many to have made the transition from the soft left orthodoxies of the 1980s to the modernising Blairite nostrums of the 1990s.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 12.14% 14.99% 80.96
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.20% 2.13% 9.26
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.20% 2.49% 48.18
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 10.24% 4.43% 231.45
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 14.82% 7.27% 203.75
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.88% 2.56% 34.15
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.01% 2.04% 0.31
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.71% 3.94% 43.38
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 8.05% 13.04% 61.75
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 12.55% 12.70% 98.79
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.47% 8.14% 91.71
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.56% 4.02% 38.81
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.50% 3.19% 109.83
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 18.71% 11.31% 165.45
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.13% 3.06% 36.78
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.84% 2.52% 232.00
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 11.17% 9.41% 118.65
£5-10K 18.35% 16.63% 110.34
£10-15K 17.38% 16.58% 104.84
£15-20K 13.74% 13.58% 101.18
£20-25K 10.22% 10.39% 98.33
£25-30K 7.45% 7.77% 95.79
£30-35K 5.41% 5.79% 93.36
£35-40K 3.94% 4.33% 90.98
£40-45K 2.89% 3.27% 88.65
£45-50K 2.14% 2.48% 86.38
£50-55K 1.60% 1.90% 84.19
£55-60K 1.21% 1.47% 82.09
£60-65K 0.92% 1.15% 80.08
£65-70K 0.71% 0.91% 78.18
£70-75K 0.55% 0.72% 76.37
£75-80K 0.43% 0.57% 74.67
£80-85K 0.34% 0.46% 73.06
£85-90K 0.27% 0.37% 71.54
£90-95K 0.21% 0.31% 70.10
£95-100K 0.17% 0.25% 68.75
£100K + 0.83% 1.34% 61.79

Local Map of the constituency
Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.41%)
Conservative (- 10.88%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.43%)
Labour (0.57%) Liberal Democrat (3.21%)
Conservative (-  0.89%)
Con - 10.88%
Lab 11.41%
LD - 3.43%
Con - 0.89%
Lab 0.57%
LD 3.21%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ashok Kumar
Labour hold
Con Conservative (34.03%) 14,970 34.03%
Lab Labour (55.29%) 24,321 55.29%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.68%) 4,700 10.68%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (21.26%) 9,351 21.26%
Turn Turnout (61.54%) 43,991 61.54%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ashok Kumar
Labour hold
C Barbara Harpham 14,970 34.03%
L Ashok Kumar 24,321 55.29%
LD Linda Parrish 4,700 10.68%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ashok Kumar
Labour gain
Con Conservative (34.92%) 18,712 34.92%
Lab Labour (54.71%) 29,319 54.71%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.47%) 4,004 7.47%
Ref Referendum (2.90%) 1,552 2.90%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (19.79%) 10,607 19.79%
Turn Turnout (76.03%) 53,587 76.03%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.80%) 25,802 45.80%
Lab Labour (43.30%) 24,401 43.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.90%) 6,163 10.90%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (2.50%) 1,401 2.50%
Turn Turnout (80.71%) 56,366 80.71%

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