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Nottingham South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Nottingham South consists of at least three very different neighbourhoods: the first is the city centre, including the working class Meadows area between the hilly "downtown" and the river Trent, the heavily non-white Lenton ward to the west of the centre near the old Raleigh cycle works, and, anomalously, the old west end of the city, the Park estate, laid out in its crescents and circuses though largely converted for example for residential homes for nurses in the nearby hospitals. Second is to be found Nottingham's western suburbs, towards the university, which includes the most favoured residential area within the boundaries, Wollaton. Finally, there is the area south of the river, principally the huge council estate of Clifton. Although the Conservatives won Wollaton ward in the May 2000 local elections, the others are fairly solidly Labour, and the overall pattern indicates another easy win for Alan Simpson.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Alan Simpson, MP here since 1992, is one of the hardest leftwing critics of the Blair government, having previously been the eighth most rebellious backbencher in Opposition before 1997. Merseyside-born in 1948 and educated at Bootle Grammar School and Nottingham Polytechnic, he worked in the voluntary sector in Nottingham, eventually in racial equality. A leading officer of the Campaign Group, he is a man for all rebellions, from the lone parent benefit cuts in 1997 to air traffic control privatisation in 2000. An intense, sardonic, vegetarian footballer, he predicts that international capitalism will provoke mass migration and war, and has correspondingly low expectations of ministerial advancement.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 13.89% 14.99% 92.67
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.24% 2.49% 49.70
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.82% 4.43% 63.69
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 2.62% 7.27% 35.99
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.12% 2.56% 82.55
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.04% 2.04% 50.88
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 18.84% 3.94% 477.64
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.13% 13.04% 47.04
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 4.11% 12.70% 32.35
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 15.27% 8.14% 187.49
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.84% 4.02% 70.52
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.83% 3.19% 151.74
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 13.88% 11.31% 122.68
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 7.21% 3.06% 235.37
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.16% 2.52% 46.11
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.69% 2.10% 80.25
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.33% 0.06% 529.56
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 15.91% 9.41% 168.98
5-10K 21.90% 16.63% 131.67
10-15K 18.09% 16.58% 109.12
15-20K 12.76% 13.58% 93.94
20-25K 8.69% 10.39% 83.59
25-30K 5.94% 7.77% 76.43
30-35K 4.14% 5.79% 71.41
35-40K 2.94% 4.33% 67.85
40-45K 2.13% 3.27% 65.30
45-50K 1.58% 2.48% 63.47
50-55K 1.18% 1.90% 62.16
55-60K 0.90% 1.47% 61.22
60-65K 0.70% 1.15% 60.57
65-70K 0.54% 0.91% 60.12
70-75K 0.43% 0.72% 59.84
75-80K 0.34% 0.57% 59.68
80-85K 0.28% 0.46% 59.61
85-90K 0.22% 0.37% 59.62
90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 59.69
95-100K 0.15% 0.25% 59.81
100K + 0.83% 1.34% 61.56

Local Map of the constituency
Nottingham South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Nottingham South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.59%) Liberal Democrat (2.91%)
Conservative (- 14.06%)
Liberal Democrat (3.65%)
Conservative (-  0.53%) Labour (-  0.79%)
Con - 14.06%
Lab 7.59%
LD 2.91%
Con - 0.53%
Lab - 0.79%
LD 3.65%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Alan Simpson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (27.21%) 9,960 27.21%
Lab Labour (54.50%) 19,949 54.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.57%) 6,064 16.57%
Oth Other (1.73%) 632 1.73%
Maj Majority (27.29%) 9,989 27.29%
Turn Turnout (50.11%) 36,605 50.11%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Alan Simpson
Labour hold
UK David Bartrop 632 1.73%
C Wendy Manning 9,960 27.21%
LD Kevin Mulloy 6,064 16.57%
L Alan Simpson 19,949 54.50%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Alan Simpson
Labour
Con Conservative (27.74%) 13,461 27.74%
Lab Labour (55.29%) 26,825 55.29%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.91%) 6,265 12.91%
Ref Referendum (3.14%) 1,523 3.14%
Oth Other (0.92%) 446 0.92%
Maj Majority (27.54%) 13,364 27.54%
Turn Turnout (67.00%) 48,520 67.00%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (41.80%) 22,590 41.80%
Lab Labour (47.70%) 25,771 47.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.00%) 5,408 10.00%
Oth Other (0.50%) 263 0.50%
Maj Majority (5.90%) 3,181 5.90%
Turn Turnout (74.59%) 54,032 74.59%

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