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Nottingham North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
By far the most working class seat in Nottingham, and indeed one of the twenty most non-manual in the country (a disproportionate number of these are in the English Midlands), North brings together the council estates and older terraces of the unfashionable side of the city, which was once known for being dominated by Boots the chemist, Raleigh bicycles and Players cigarettes, along with lace making and other textiles, with their high proportion of female employment. Now Nottingham has diversified as the old manufacturing industries have disappeared, but it remains known for its independence, feisty working class culture and good value for money; it is consistently voted the best city in the country in which to be a student, of which there are many thousands. Although lost like all the Nottingham seats in the abysmal Labour year of 1983, Graham Allen now has a safe majority of nearly 19,000.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Graham Allen, elected here in 1992, one of the tallest MPs, and one of a number of de-moustachioed Labour ones, (in Blairite facially-correct mode), is number four in the Whips' Office, to the silence of which he is well-suited as the owner of a rather flat Nottingham-accented brogue. A party staffer to his finger tips, he worked previously at Labour's headquarters or at the GLC. Born 1953 and educated at Forest Fields Grammar School, City of London Polytechnic and Leeds University, he came in originally with a taste for institutional tinkering in the direction of the "separation of powers", but as a Whip has now settled for their more realistic "fusion."
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.49% 14.99% 16.61
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.31% 2.49% 52.69
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.38% 4.43% 76.30
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 5.85% 7.27% 80.48
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.16% 2.56% 6.31
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.20% 3.94% 4.97
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 2.86% 13.04% 21.90
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 13.65% 12.70% 107.44
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 16.06% 8.14% 197.20
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.75% 3.19% 243.15
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 28.41% 11.31% 251.13
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.17% 3.06% 103.42
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 14.73% 2.52% 584.90
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 18.34% 9.41% 194.81
5-10K 26.16% 16.63% 157.29
10-15K 20.30% 16.58% 122.42
15-20K 13.11% 13.58% 96.49
20-25K 8.06% 10.39% 77.55
25-30K 4.94% 7.77% 63.51
30-35K 3.06% 5.79% 52.90
35-40K 1.94% 4.33% 44.72
40-45K 1.25% 3.27% 38.31
45-50K 0.82% 2.48% 33.21
50-55K 0.55% 1.90% 29.09
55-60K 0.38% 1.47% 25.73
60-65K 0.26% 1.15% 22.96
65-70K 0.19% 0.91% 20.65
70-75K 0.13% 0.72% 18.70
75-80K 0.10% 0.57% 17.05
80-85K 0.07% 0.46% 15.64
85-90K 0.05% 0.37% 14.43
90-95K 0.04% 0.31% 13.38
95-100K 0.03% 0.25% 12.46
100K + 0.12% 1.34% 8.99

Local Map of the constituency
Nottingham North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Nottingham North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.01%)
Conservative (- 14.81%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.63%)
Conservative (3.56%) Liberal Democrat (2.42%)
Labour (-  1.03%)
Con - 14.81%
Lab 10.01%
LD - 0.63%
Con 3.56%
Lab - 1.03%
LD 2.42%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Graham Allen
Labour hold
Con Conservative (23.85%) 7,152 23.85%
Lab Labour (64.68%) 19,392 64.68%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.40%) 3,117 10.40%
Oth Other (1.07%) 321 1.07%
Maj Majority (40.82%) 12,240 40.82%
Turn Turnout (46.64%) 29,982 46.64%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Graham Allen
Labour hold
L Graham Allen 19,392 64.68%
SL Andrew Botham 321 1.07%
LD Rob Lee 3,117 10.40%
C Martin Wright 7,152 23.85%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Graham Allen
Labour
Con Conservative (20.29%) 8,402 20.29%
Lab Labour (65.71%) 27,203 65.71%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.97%) 3,301 7.97%
Ref Referendum (4.49%) 1,858 4.49%
Oth Other (1.54%) 637 1.54%
Maj Majority (45.41%) 18,801 45.41%
Turn Turnout (63.02%) 41,401 63.02%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (35.10%) 18,309 35.10%
Lab Labour (55.70%) 29,052 55.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.60%) 4,477 8.60%
Oth Other (0.50%) 274 0.50%
Maj Majority (20.60%) 10,743 20.60%
Turn Turnout (74.23%) 52,112 74.23%

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