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Nuneaton
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Like many seats, the industrial Warwickshire town of Nuneaton elected a Conservative in 1983 and 1987 in that most Thatcherite of decades; previously the blue party had not been victorious since 1931, a true landslide year. The picture is that Labour loses only when the party is riven, seeen as extreme, and generally in terrible shape. In a year when they are united, advancing, confident and full of ideas as in 1997 they win, usually easily. At the moment 2001 looks rather like 1997, at least more than it resembles 1931 or 1983.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Bill Olner, one of the dwindling band of Labour proletarians, was elected here in 1992 after 35 years as a machinist at Rolls Royce in Coventry. Born locally in 1942 and educated at Atherstone Secondary Modern and North Warwickshire Technical College, he sat on Nuneaton Council for 21 years and ran it for five, and is predictably locally-focused. A Commons doughnutter in Opposition, seated behind Tony Blair at question time so as to be in the TV frame despite efforts by the Whips to replace him by more photogenic women, he has post-1997 been displaced anyway by the hordes of ministerial parliamentary private secretaries.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.87% 14.99% 79.20
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.09% 2.13% 4.01
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.22% 2.49% 8.87
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 13.86% 4.43% 313.19
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.89% 7.27% 177.21
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.16% 3.94% 3.94
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 7.89% 13.04% 60.53
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 23.50% 12.70% 184.97
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.89% 8.14% 96.87
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.68% 3.19% 146.99
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 12.12% 11.31% 107.18
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.21% 3.06% 39.60
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.09% 2.52% 122.83
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.53% 2.10% 25.07
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.97% 9.41% 105.92
5-10K 17.47% 16.63% 105.02
10-15K 17.26% 16.58% 104.09
15-20K 14.00% 13.58% 103.10
20-25K 10.58% 10.39% 101.77
25-30K 7.78% 7.77% 100.09
30-35K 5.68% 5.79% 98.13
35-40K 4.16% 4.33% 96.00
40-45K 3.06% 3.27% 93.78
45-50K 2.27% 2.48% 91.55
50-55K 1.70% 1.90% 89.35
55-60K 1.29% 1.47% 87.20
60-65K 0.98% 1.15% 85.14
65-70K 0.75% 0.91% 83.17
70-75K 0.58% 0.72% 81.28
75-80K 0.46% 0.57% 79.49
80-85K 0.36% 0.46% 77.78
85-90K 0.29% 0.37% 76.15
90-95K 0.23% 0.31% 74.60
95-100K 0.18% 0.25% 73.13
100K + 0.87% 1.34% 64.93

Local Map of the constituency
Nuneaton - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Nuneaton - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.41%)
Conservative (- 12.09%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.36%)
Conservative (3.82%) Liberal Democrat (2.29%)
Labour (-  4.08%)
Con - 12.09%
Lab 10.41%
LD - 2.36%
Con 3.82%
Lab - 4.08%
LD 2.29%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bill Olner
Labour hold
Con Conservative (34.73%) 15,042 34.73%
Lab Labour (52.13%) 22,577 52.13%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.13%) 4,820 11.13%
Oth Other (2.02%) 873 2.02%
Maj Majority (17.40%) 7,535 17.40%
Turn Turnout (60.07%) 43,312 60.07%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Bill Olner
Labour hold
LD Tony Ferguson 4,820 11.13%
UK Brian James 873 2.02%
C Mark Lancaster 15,042 34.73%
L Bill Olner 22,577 52.13%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Bill Olner
Labour
Con Conservative (30.91%) 16,540 30.91%
Lab Labour (56.21%) 30,080 56.21%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.84%) 4,732 8.84%
Ref Referendum (2.86%) 1,533 2.86%
Oth Other (1.17%) 628 1.17%
Maj Majority (25.30%) 13,540 25.30%
Turn Turnout (74.29%) 53,513 74.29%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (43.00%) 25,526 43.00%
Lab Labour (45.80%) 27,157 45.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.20%) 6,671 11.20%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (2.70%) 1,631 2.70%
Turn Turnout (82.52%) 59,354 82.52%

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