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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Newcastle upon Tyne North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Although there have been both Conservative and, more recently, Liberal Democrat successes here in council elections (Castle, Grange and South Gosforth wards in the far north of the seat along and besides the A1), the nationwide move to Labour in 1997 makes this look like another massively safe seat in the Geordie 'capital'. Almost exactly half of all the households here in this seat in the north east of England earn less than 15,000 a year, a stark contrast with the south east. This is as good as indication as any of the low standard of living - or to put it more positively, also to some extent the low cost of living - in this proud province.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Doug Henderson, elected here in 1987, covered foreign affairs and defence as a middle rank minister until being dropped in 1999. One of a score of itinerant Scots in English Labour seats, he rose as a GMB union official. Wiry and ex-moustachioed and unflatteringly dubbed in The Times as amongst those who were "too talentless even to be nearly-men", he was born 1949, attended Waid Academy, Fife and Strathclyde University, and is an obsessive jogger.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 6.36% 14.99% 42.40
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.14% 2.49% 45.76
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.07% 4.43% 91.94
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 11.57% 7.27% 159.12
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.29% 2.56% 50.33
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.00% 2.04% 49.06
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.16% 3.94% 3.94
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 18.02% 13.04% 138.20
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 7.22% 12.70% 56.86
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 15.96% 8.14% 196.04
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.44% 4.02% 11.03
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.23% 3.19% 164.18
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 18.65% 11.31% 164.85
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 5.95% 3.06% 194.42
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.93% 2.52% 116.33
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 9.44
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.18% 9.41% 129.37
5-10K 19.68% 16.63% 118.31
10-15K 18.02% 16.58% 108.67
15-20K 13.76% 13.58% 101.27
20-25K 9.92% 10.39% 95.49
25-30K 7.06% 7.77% 90.77
30-35K 5.03% 5.79% 86.76
35-40K 3.61% 4.33% 83.22
40-45K 2.61% 3.27% 80.03
45-50K 1.91% 2.48% 77.10
50-55K 1.42% 1.90% 74.39
55-60K 1.06% 1.47% 71.87
60-65K 0.80% 1.15% 69.51
65-70K 0.61% 0.91% 67.30
70-75K 0.47% 0.72% 65.22
75-80K 0.36% 0.57% 63.26
80-85K 0.28% 0.46% 61.42
85-90K 0.22% 0.37% 59.68
90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 58.03
95-100K 0.14% 0.25% 56.48
100K + 0.65% 1.34% 48.33

Local Map of the constituency
Newcastle upon Tyne North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Newcastle upon Tyne North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.78%)
Conservative (- 12.36%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.26%)
Conservative (0.97%) Liberal Democrat (4.90%)
Labour (-  2.04%)
Con - 12.36%
Lab 12.78%
LD - 4.26%
Con 0.97%
Lab - 2.04%
LD 4.90%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Doug Henderson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (20.41%) 7,424 20.41%
Lab Labour (60.15%) 21,874 60.15%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.44%) 7,070 19.44%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (39.73%) 14,450 39.73%
Turn Turnout (57.54%) 36,368 57.54%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Doug Henderson
Labour hold
L Doug Henderson 21,874 60.15%
C Phillip Smith 7,424 20.41%
LD Graham Soult 7,070 19.44%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Doug Henderson
Labour
Con Conservative (19.44%) 8,793 19.44%
Lab Labour (62.18%) 28,125 62.18%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.54%) 6,578 14.54%
Ref Referendum (3.83%) 1,733 3.83%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (42.74%) 19,332 42.74%
Turn Turnout (69.20%) 45,229 69.20%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (31.80%) 16,175 31.80%
Lab Labour (49.40%) 25,121 49.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.80%) 9,542 18.80%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (17.60%) 8,946 17.60%
Turn Turnout (75.48%) 50,838 75.48%

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