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Morecambe & Lunesdale
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
As in neighbouring Lancaster and Wyre, Labour has a major task in holding this mixture of town and country in North Lancashire, as the local elections and the Euro elections, both in 1999, suggest. They can really rely on little other than the Lancaster council estate of Skerton on the west bank of the Lune. Geraldine Smith's task is made somewhat easier by the clearer margin of her victory than that of Hilton Dawson next door in 1997, but it will remain a steeply uphill task to hold off the Tories' David Nuttall.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Geraldine Smith is one of Labourís less conspicuous as well as least expected MPs. Formerly a GPO clerk, she was born in 1961 and locally educated at Morecambe High School and Morecambe & Lancaster College. Locally-focused in her campaigning against seaside town decline, she has salted her record only with politically-incorrect votes against homosexual law reform.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.30% 14.99% 75.37
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.05% 2.13% 143.29
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 4.82% 2.49% 193.69
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.05% 4.43% 46.41
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 2.32% 7.27% 31.84
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.50% 2.56% 19.46
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 7.00% 3.94% 177.51
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 27.05% 13.04% 207.44
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 17.13% 12.70% 134.83
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 12.00% 8.14% 147.31
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.49% 4.02% 86.89
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.85% 3.19% 58.02
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.42% 11.31% 47.96
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.10% 3.06% 35.87
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.93% 2.52% 36.99
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 10.59% 9.41% 112.54
£5-10K 19.23% 16.63% 115.59
£10-15K 18.71% 16.58% 112.85
£15-20K 14.58% 13.58% 107.34
£20-25K 10.49% 10.39% 100.94
£25-30K 7.35% 7.77% 94.59
£30-35K 5.14% 5.79% 88.68
£35-40K 3.61% 4.33% 83.35
£40-45K 2.57% 3.27% 78.61
£45-50K 1.85% 2.48% 74.40
£50-55K 1.35% 1.90% 70.68
£55-60K 0.99% 1.47% 67.39
£60-65K 0.74% 1.15% 64.46
£65-70K 0.56% 0.91% 61.84
£70-75K 0.43% 0.72% 59.51
£75-80K 0.33% 0.57% 57.41
£80-85K 0.26% 0.46% 55.51
£85-90K 0.20% 0.37% 53.80
£90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 52.24
£95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 50.81
£100K + 0.60% 1.34% 44.37

Local Map of the constituency
Morecambe & Lunesdale - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Morecambe & Lunesdale - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (19.46%)
Conservative (- 12.46%) Liberal Democrat (-  7.70%)
Conservative (0.60%) Labour (0.71%)
Liberal Democrat (-  2.24%)
Con - 12.46%
Lab 19.46%
LD - 7.70%
Con 0.60%
Lab 0.71%
LD - 2.24%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Geraldine Smith
Labour hold
Con Conservative (37.34%) 15,554 37.34%
Lab Labour (49.56%) 20,646 49.56%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.16%) 3,817 9.16%
Oth Other (3.93%) 1,638 3.93%
Maj Majority (12.22%) 5,092 12.22%
Turn Turnout (60.72%) 41,655 60.72%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Geraldine Smith
Labour hold
G Charith Adams 703 1.69%
UK Gregg Beaman 935 2.24%
LD Chris Cotton 3,817 9.16%
C David Nuttall 15,554 37.34%
L Geraldine Smith 20,646 49.56%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Geraldine Smith
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.74%) 18,096 36.74%
Lab Labour (48.86%) 24,061 48.86%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.40%) 5,614 11.40%
Ref Referendum (2.67%) 1,313 2.67%
Oth Other (0.34%) 165 0.34%
Maj Majority (12.11%) 5,965 12.11%
Turn Turnout (72.41%) 49,249 72.41%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.20%) 26,292 49.20%
Lab Labour (29.40%) 15,720 29.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.10%) 10,183 19.10%
Oth Other (2.30%) 1,223 2.30%
Maj Majority (19.80%) 10,572 19.80%
Turn Turnout (78.13%) 53,418 78.13%

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