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Milton Keynes North East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The more marginal of the two Milton Keynes seats, recent local election evidence is distorted by two factors. Milton Keynes is now a unitary authority rather than a borough within and under Buckinghamshire County Council, and has been re-warded since the Boundary Commission created the seat in a rare extraordinary boundary review in 1989. Also, the Liberal Democrats still do very well in local elections, while the seat was a photo-finish between the two larger parties in 1997, Brian White coming out on top for Labour by 240. There is little indication that the swing will be much different from the national average, so a Conservative regain is likely, although this would scarcely shift the national balance of power; in the Euro-elections of June 1999 the Tories were 12pc ahead, far from their best showing among their "easiest" targets.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Brian White, a beaky-nosed, bearded, cadaverous Ulsterman, is a computer man with a constituency interest in defending the printing of Acts of Parliament on vellum, because the only printing works doing that job is in his patch. Born 1957, and educated at Methodist College, Belfast, his cv is all ‘information technology’. He should, if any seats change hands, be beaten by the Conservative Marion Rix, the most likely new Tory woman MP and a partner in a Norfolk farming business. Born 1959, she attended Sherwood Hall Girls’ Grammar School, Nottinghamshire and Reading University, has a teaching qualification and has worked as a schools’ librarian for 3 years and as company secretary of a meat production and marketing company. A Norfolk County Councillor since 1997 in Gillian Shepherd’s patch, she is one of her party’s favoured would-be women MPs - having been runner-up for the nomination both in NW Norfolk and Eddisbury.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 19.99% 14.99% 133.32
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.07% 2.13% 3.35
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 24.28% 4.43% 548.67
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 16.80% 7.27% 230.97
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.31% 2.56% 167.94
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.02% 3.94% 25.95
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 4.39% 13.04% 33.67
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.81% 12.70% 53.64
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.86% 8.14% 47.45
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.34% 4.02% 8.53
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.87% 3.19% 27.24
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 16.09% 11.31% 142.26
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.16% 2.52% 46.00
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 5.44% 9.41% 57.77
£5-10K 11.50% 16.63% 69.13
£10-15K 13.61% 16.58% 82.08
£15-20K 12.85% 13.58% 94.63
£20-25K 11.02% 10.39% 106.04
£25-30K 9.03% 7.77% 116.10
£30-35K 7.23% 5.79% 124.82
£35-40K 5.73% 4.33% 132.28
£40-45K 4.53% 3.27% 138.63
£45-50K 3.57% 2.48% 143.99
£50-55K 2.83% 1.90% 148.49
£55-60K 2.24% 1.47% 152.27
£60-65K 1.79% 1.15% 155.41
£65-70K 1.43% 0.91% 158.02
£70-75K 1.15% 0.72% 160.18
£75-80K 0.93% 0.57% 161.94
£80-85K 0.76% 0.46% 163.37
£85-90K 0.62% 0.37% 164.51
£90-95K 0.50% 0.31% 165.41
£95-100K 0.42% 0.25% 166.10
£100K + 2.23% 1.34% 165.98

Local Map of the constituency
Milton Keynes North East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Milton Keynes North East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.73%)
Conservative (- 12.64%) Liberal Democrat (-  5.62%)
Labour (2.53%) Liberal Democrat (0.40%)
Conservative (-  0.88%)
Con - 12.64%
Lab 15.73%
LD - 5.62%
Con - 0.88%
Lab 2.53%
LD 0.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian White
Labour hold
Con Conservative (38.08%) 17,932 38.08%
Lab Labour (41.96%) 19,761 41.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.78%) 8,375 17.78%
Oth Other (2.18%) 1,026 2.18%
Maj Majority (3.88%) 1,829 3.88%
Turn Turnout (62.35%) 47,094 62.35%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian White
Labour hold
UK Michael Phillips 1,026 2.18%
C Marion Rix 17,932 38.08%
L Brian White 19,761 41.96%
LD David Yeoward 8,375 17.78%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Brian White
Labour gain
Con Conservative (38.96%) 19,961 38.96%
Lab Labour (39.43%) 20,201 39.43%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.38%) 8,907 17.38%
Ref Referendum (2.91%) 1,492 2.91%
Oth Other (1.32%) 675 1.32%
Maj Majority (0.47%) 240 0.47%
Turn Turnout (72.78%) 51,236 72.78%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (51.60%) 26,212 51.60%
Lab Labour (23.70%) 12,036 23.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.00%) 11,693 23.00%
Oth Other (1.70%) 857 1.70%
Maj Majority (27.90%) 14,176 27.90%
Turn Turnout (83.20%) 50,798 83.20%

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