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Norwich North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Norwich has a long tradition of radicalism, and Labour are strong favourites to hold both Norwich seats in 2001. The city council is, as it has been for decades, a hopeless no-go area for the Conservatives, although the Liberal Democrats have extended their urban assault on Labour very successfully to Norwich, winning no fewer than 10 of the 16 wards in May 2000, including six gains. This is highly unlikely to make an impact on the parliamentary outcome, however, and the lively Ian Gibson seems set for a second term, even though half of this seat lies outside the city boundaries in the District of Broadland, and it is not as strongly Labour as South, which is entirely within the city.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Dr Ian Gibson, one of a score of Scots representing Labour in English seats, won here in 1997. With fading good looks and an ironical air, a recycled ex-Trot from the Socialist Workers' Party, he was born in 1938, educated at Dumfries Academy and at Edinburgh, Indiana and Washington Universities, and was a biologist at East Anglia University for 26 years. Entering the Commons at 58, a specialist in biotechnological research, and a spokesman on most things scientific, he takes a pragmatic line on various of the new orthodoxies, such as hostility to genetically modified organisms, and support for all-women shortlists, and has only rebelled selectively - on lone parent, and disability, benefit cuts.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.37% 14.99% 75.81
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 3.37% 2.49% 135.64
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 9.40% 4.43% 212.51
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.37% 7.27% 87.55
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.27% 2.56% 49.54
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.36% 2.04% 17.51
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.04% 3.94% 1.06
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 25.03% 13.04% 192.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 9.47% 12.70% 74.52
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 10.54% 8.14% 129.46
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.19% 4.02% 79.27
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.38% 3.19% 137.65
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 9.99% 11.31% 88.30
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.57% 3.06% 51.34
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.20% 2.52% 127.06
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.44% 0.06% 712.31
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.39% 9.41% 121.01
5-10K 20.58% 16.63% 123.71
10-15K 19.31% 16.58% 116.48
15-20K 14.57% 13.58% 107.27
20-25K 10.21% 10.39% 98.27
25-30K 7.00% 7.77% 90.04
30-35K 4.79% 5.79% 82.71
35-40K 3.30% 4.33% 76.21
40-45K 2.30% 3.27% 70.47
45-50K 1.62% 2.48% 65.38
50-55K 1.16% 1.90% 60.87
55-60K 0.84% 1.47% 56.85
60-65K 0.61% 1.15% 53.25
65-70K 0.45% 0.91% 50.02
70-75K 0.34% 0.72% 47.11
75-80K 0.26% 0.57% 44.48
80-85K 0.19% 0.46% 42.09
85-90K 0.15% 0.37% 39.91
90-95K 0.12% 0.31% 37.92
95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 36.10
100K + 0.37% 1.34% 27.70

Local Map of the constituency
Norwich North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Norwich North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.37%)
Conservative (- 11.73%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.97%)
Conservative (2.08%) Liberal Democrat (2.17%)
Labour (-  2.26%)
Con - 11.73%
Lab 9.37%
LD - 1.97%
Con 2.08%
Lab - 2.26%
LD 2.17%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ian Gibson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (34.55%) 15,761 34.55%
Lab Labour (47.41%) 21,624 47.41%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.80%) 6,750 14.80%
Oth Other (3.24%) 1,479 3.24%
Maj Majority (12.85%) 5,863 12.85%
Turn Turnout (60.89%) 45,614 60.89%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ian Gibson
Labour hold
I Michael Betts 211 0.46%
UK Guy Cheyney 471 1.03%
L Ian Gibson 21,624 47.41%
C Kay Mason 15,761 34.55%
G Robert Tinch 797 1.75%
LD Moira Toye 6,750 14.80%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ian Gibson
Labour gain
Con Conservative (32.47%) 17,876 32.47%
Lab Labour (49.67%) 27,346 49.67%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.63%) 6,951 12.63%
Ref Referendum (3.23%) 1,777 3.23%
Oth Other (2.01%) 1,107 2.01%
Maj Majority (17.20%) 9,470 17.20%
Turn Turnout (75.92%) 55,057 75.92%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (44.20%) 25,558 44.20%
Lab Labour (40.30%) 23,288 40.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.60%) 8,462 14.60%
Oth Other (0.90%) 543 0.90%
Maj Majority (3.90%) 2,270 3.90%
Turn Turnout (80.59%) 57,851 80.59%

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