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Northampton North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The safer of the two Northampton seats by far for Labour. Sally Keeble ejected the Right-winger Tony Marlow by exactly 10,000 in 1997. The best bets would give her a majority again, but this time in four figures rather than five. This seat includes a mixture of Northampton neighbourhoods from the above average value residental areas of Park and Headlands wards to the old Labour council estate of Dallington / Kings Heath, and also the modern New Town developments like Lumbertubs, Thorplands and Links which are more volatile, but would have voted Labour in 1997, and the 20pc gap over the Conservatives across the constituency as a whole had not been closed at all by the May 1999 unitary authority elections.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Sally Keeble, a public-school (Cheltenham Ladies)-and-Oxford (St Hugh's)-educated, pageboy-bobbed, mandarin's daughter (her father was British ambassador in Moscow), was elected here in 1997 and later appointed PPS to Hilary Armstrong. Born 1951, and flat, classlessly-voiced, after establishing a reputation as an effective leader of Southwark Council in the early nineties, she was picked from an all-women shortlist, and told Joe Ashton off for being found in a Thai sauna in her constituency. In less on-message mode, she backs an elected House of Lords.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.01% 14.99% 20.08
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.64% 2.49% 25.79
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.60% 4.43% 126.61
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.62% 7.27% 173.51
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.63% 2.56% 24.66
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.83% 3.94% 21.15
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 15.45% 13.04% 118.50
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 10.41% 12.70% 81.96
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.73% 8.14% 119.50
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 6.90% 4.02% 171.59
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.13% 3.19% 161.03
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 23.39% 11.31% 206.76
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.59% 3.06% 19.40
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.05% 2.52% 200.67
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 10.76% 9.41% 114.25
5-10K 18.21% 16.63% 109.50
10-15K 17.77% 16.58% 107.18
15-20K 14.22% 13.58% 104.67
20-25K 10.56% 10.39% 101.61
25-30K 7.63% 7.77% 98.10
30-35K 5.46% 5.79% 94.35
35-40K 3.92% 4.33% 90.51
40-45K 2.83% 3.27% 86.72
45-50K 2.06% 2.48% 83.05
50-55K 1.51% 1.90% 79.55
55-60K 1.12% 1.47% 76.25
60-65K 0.84% 1.15% 73.15
65-70K 0.64% 0.91% 70.25
70-75K 0.49% 0.72% 67.56
75-80K 0.37% 0.57% 65.05
80-85K 0.29% 0.46% 62.71
85-90K 0.23% 0.37% 60.54
90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 58.52
95-100K 0.14% 0.25% 56.64
100K + 0.64% 1.34% 47.47

Local Map of the constituency
Northampton North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Northampton North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.10%)
Conservative (- 12.44%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.47%)
Liberal Democrat (5.02%)
Conservative (-  2.96%) Labour (-  3.28%)
Con - 12.44%
Lab 14.10%
LD - 2.47%
Con - 2.96%
Lab - 3.28%
LD 5.02%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Sally Keeble
Labour hold
Con Conservative (30.40%) 12,614 30.40%
Lab Labour (49.42%) 20,507 49.42%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.74%) 7,363 17.74%
Oth Other (2.43%) 1,010 2.43%
Maj Majority (19.02%) 7,893 19.02%
Turn Turnout (55.98%) 41,494 55.98%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Sally Keeble
Labour hold
LD Richard Church 7,363 17.74%
L Sally Keeble 20,507 49.42%
UK Dusan Torbica 596 1.44%
C John Whelan 12,614 30.40%
SA Gordon White 414 1.00%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Sally Keeble
Labour gain
Con Conservative (33.36%) 17,247 33.36%
Lab Labour (52.70%) 27,247 52.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.73%) 6,579 12.73%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (1.21%) 625 1.21%
Maj Majority (19.34%) 10,000 19.34%
Turn Turnout (70.18%) 51,698 70.18%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.80%) 25,972 45.80%
Lab Labour (38.60%) 21,905 38.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.20%) 8,630 15.20%
Oth Other (0.40%) 232 0.40%
Maj Majority (7.20%) 4,067 7.20%
Turn Turnout (77.31%) 56,739 77.31%

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