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Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of four utterly safe seats in Newcastle, if we include see Tyne Bridge which does after all include most of the city centre, East and Wallsend could hardly be a less rural seat for Agriculture Secretary Nick Brown. The eastern end of Hadrian's Wall may have been here, but it is buried beneath an urban and industrial agglomeration of docks and housing. Wallsend used to have a seat named after it, but that included the substantial middle class community of Gosforth (now in Newcastle North) and the only leafy enclave now is Jesmond Dene, and even that is cosmopolitan and multi-occupied, for example by students, to a degree. More typical, and nearer to the Tyne, are Walker and Walkergate and Byker, home of the acclaimed imaginative post war council evelopment known as the Byker Wall; a more relevant wall to the political complexion here than Hadrian's.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Nick Brown, lugubrious-looking Agriculture Minister, cuts a somewhat hapless figure trudging round the farmsteads of England in the wake of foot and mouth disease. A Beckett not Blair supporter, and one of Gordon Brown's backers in his unlaunched leadership bid, he was sidelined from Chief Whip to Agriculture in Blair's first reshuffle in 1998. Born in 1950 and educated at a secondary modern and at a technical school in Tunbridge Wells, and at Newcastle University, he worked in advertising at Proctor & Gamble until elected to replace SDP defecting MP Mike Thomas in 1983. He is one of half a dozen Labour MPs whose homosexuality has been acknowledged. As Chief Whip he applied the thumbscrews to a clutch of MPs accused of dissidence or alleged malefactions.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.06% 14.99% 27.07
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.37% 2.49% 55.09
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.66% 4.43% 37.48
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 4.13% 7.27% 56.72
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.56% 2.56% 138.90
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 2.02% 2.04% 99.09
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 9.24% 3.94% 234.32
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 10.27% 13.04% 78.74
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 7.77% 12.70% 61.17
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.41% 8.14% 90.98
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.41% 4.02% 10.20
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.84% 3.19% 151.92
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 25.12% 11.31% 222.13
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 9.34% 3.06% 305.08
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 8.80% 2.52% 349.35
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 15.66% 9.41% 166.37
5-10K 23.47% 16.63% 141.11
10-15K 19.43% 16.58% 117.17
15-20K 13.43% 13.58% 98.91
20-25K 8.86% 10.39% 85.21
25-30K 5.81% 7.77% 74.78
30-35K 3.86% 5.79% 66.66
35-40K 2.61% 4.33% 60.23
40-45K 1.80% 3.27% 55.05
45-50K 1.26% 2.48% 50.80
50-55K 0.90% 1.90% 47.28
55-60K 0.65% 1.47% 44.32
60-65K 0.48% 1.15% 41.80
65-70K 0.36% 0.91% 39.63
70-75K 0.27% 0.72% 37.75
75-80K 0.21% 0.57% 36.10
80-85K 0.16% 0.46% 34.64
85-90K 0.12% 0.37% 33.34
90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 32.17
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 31.11
100K + 0.35% 1.34% 26.26

Local Map of the constituency
Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.99%)
Conservative (-  8.56%) Liberal Democrat (-  8.08%)
Liberal Democrat (9.02%)
Conservative (-  2.09%) Labour (-  8.05%)
Con - 8.56%
Lab 13.99%
LD - 8.08%
Con - 2.09%
Lab - 8.05%
LD 9.02%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Brown
Labour hold
Con Conservative (11.85%) 3,873 11.85%
Lab Labour (63.14%) 20,642 63.14%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.63%) 6,419 19.63%
Oth Other (5.38%) 1,760 5.38%
Maj Majority (43.50%) 14,223 43.50%
Turn Turnout (53.17%) 32,694 53.17%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Nick Brown
Labour hold
L Nick Brown 20,642 63.14%
SL Blanch Carpenter 420 1.28%
G Andrew Gray 651 1.99%
CM Martin Levy 126 0.39%
I Harash Narang 563 1.72%
LD David Ord 6,419 19.63%
C Tim Troman 3,873 11.85%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Nick Brown
Labour
Con Conservative (13.94%) 5,796 13.94%
Lab Labour (71.19%) 29,607 71.19%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.62%) 4,415 10.62%
Ref Referendum (2.32%) 966 2.32%
Oth Other (1.94%) 805 1.94%
Maj Majority (57.25%) 23,811 57.25%
Turn Turnout (65.73%) 41,589 65.73%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (22.50%) 10,421 22.50%
Lab Labour (57.20%) 26,466 57.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.70%) 8,628 18.70%
Oth Other (1.60%) 744 1.60%
Maj Majority (34.70%) 16,045 34.70%
Turn Turnout (70.10%) 46,259 70.10%

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