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Nottingham East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
In the 1980s the Conservative held Nottingham East, but in 1992 John Heppell gained the seat for Labour with one of the biggest swings in the country and a margin of 7,680, even at a time when Labour, led by Neil Kinnock, were losing nationally. Then in 1992 Heppell benefited from a national average swing around doubled the lead again, so that East no longer figures in the list of marginal seats which have a good chance of changing hands. It looks like 1992 was the out-of-kilter year, but in fact there is a strong case to be made for saying that it was 1987 which was peculiar. In the East Midlands as a whole in that year the Labour party was still reeling from the effects of the miners' strike - or in many parts of Nottinghamshire, non-strike - of 1984-5, which divided the party, as it did communities and even families. In Nottingham East in particular 1987 had seen a last-minute ruction in the local party as Black Section activist Sharon Atkin was replaced by local county councillor Mohammed Aslam. Aslam still only lost by 456 votes, but the party's disunited state clearly damaged their performance. Things are back to normal now.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Bearded John Heppell, PPS to John Prescott, does not, despite his background as a fitter and workshop supervisor with British Railways, appear to have made much headway with his boss on an "integrated transport policy." Elected here in 1992, he was born a Geordie in 1948, and educated at Rutherford Grammar School and Ashington Technical College, and was initially a miner. Selected for the seat after a prolonged spat, involving rival Asian contenders, he backed Beckett for leader, not Blair, in 1994, but became something of an on-message performer after 1997, notwithstanding his backing for republicanism. On behalf of his Asian constituents he backs calls for a Kashmir plebiscite, but no longer do his knuckles bear the inscriptions 'love' and 'hate.'
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 5.69% 14.99% 37.98
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.81% 2.49% 32.43
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.21% 4.43% 4.82
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.26% 7.27% 17.32
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 6.12% 2.56% 238.81
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.98% 2.04% 96.99
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 8.78% 3.94% 222.75
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.18% 13.04% 47.42
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 9.35% 12.70% 73.61
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.75% 8.14% 82.91
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.58% 4.02% 188.36
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.76% 3.19% 55.39
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 24.82% 11.31% 219.42
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 7.57% 3.06% 247.35
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.13% 2.52% 203.79
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 5.84% 2.10% 278.27
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.15% 0.06% 233.58
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 16.45% 9.41% 174.77
5-10K 23.72% 16.63% 142.64
10-15K 19.18% 16.58% 115.69
15-20K 13.08% 13.58% 96.27
20-25K 8.57% 10.39% 82.44
25-30K 5.63% 7.77% 72.38
30-35K 3.76% 5.79% 64.87
35-40K 2.56% 4.33% 59.11
40-45K 1.78% 3.27% 54.60
45-50K 1.27% 2.48% 50.98
50-55K 0.91% 1.90% 48.03
55-60K 0.67% 1.47% 45.60
60-65K 0.50% 1.15% 43.57
65-70K 0.38% 0.91% 41.85
70-75K 0.29% 0.72% 40.39
75-80K 0.22% 0.57% 39.14
80-85K 0.18% 0.46% 38.06
85-90K 0.14% 0.37% 37.14
90-95K 0.11% 0.31% 36.33
95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 35.63
100K + 0.45% 1.34% 33.52

Local Map of the constituency
Nottingham East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Nottingham East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.69%) Liberal Democrat (2.28%)
Conservative (- 12.91%)
Conservative (0.76%) Liberal Democrat (2.95%)
Labour (-  3.32%)
Con - 12.91%
Lab 9.69%
LD 2.28%
Con 0.76%
Lab - 3.32%
LD 2.95%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Heppell
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.25%) 7,210 24.25%
Lab Labour (58.96%) 17,530 58.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.03%) 3,874 13.03%
Oth Other (3.76%) 1,117 3.76%
Maj Majority (34.71%) 10,320 34.71%
Turn Turnout (45.50%) 29,731 45.50%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Heppell
Labour hold
C Richard Allan 7,210 24.25%
LD Tim Ball 3,874 13.03%
L John Heppell 17,530 58.96%
SA Pete Radcliff 1,117 3.76%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John Heppell
Labour
Con Conservative (23.49%) 9,336 23.49%
Lab Labour (62.29%) 24,755 62.29%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.08%) 4,008 10.08%
Ref Referendum (4.14%) 1,645 4.14%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (38.80%) 15,419 38.80%
Turn Turnout (60.60%) 39,744 60.60%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (36.40%) 17,346 36.40%
Lab Labour (52.60%) 25,026 52.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.80%) 3,695 7.80%
Oth Other (3.30%) 1,548 3.30%
Maj Majority (16.10%) 7,680 16.10%
Turn Turnout (69.55%) 47,615 69.55%

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