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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Oxford East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is the "other" Oxford, across the rivers Cherwell and Thames from the university and the heart of the city and affluent intellectual north Oxford. It includes the remains of the motor works at Cowley, once Morris then Leyland then Rover with its various proprietors; and the grim and troubled post-war council estate at Blackbird Leys even beyond the Cowley works; and Oxford's Asian areas in east and St Clement's wards; and the suburb of Headington which has its own High Street, is still the site of Oxford FC, and contains Headington Hill Hall the former home of the late Robert Maxwell, who loomed over the city during his chequered career. Labour's organisation has been excellent here and the Conservatives have been reduced to a a single councillor in the constituency. At local level there is healthy opposition from an unusual soucre, the Green party, which won two wards in May 2000 and polled 18.5pc across the city. They may save their deposit by reaching 5pc of the vote in the next General Election in Oxford East, but Andrew Smith is very safe here for the moment.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Andrew Smith, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has been MP here since 1987 when his victory was seen as the start of Labour's fight back in the South from which it had virtually been eliminated in 1983. Alleged sufferer from a charisma-bypass and with a much remarked-upon monotonous slowly-articulated turkey-voice, he was born in 1951 and educated at Reading School and St. John's College, Oxford, and worked for the Oxford & Swindon Co-op for eight years before 1987. Previously pilot of the Welfare to Work strategy, as Chief Secretary he mirrors the Chancellor's 'prudence,' and has negotiated the hugely profitable mobile phone strategic partnership.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 7.10% 14.99% 47.34
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.18% 2.49% 47.43
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.73% 4.43% 16.52
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.96% 7.27% 13.17
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 5.99% 2.56% 233.45
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 2.06% 2.04% 100.85
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 14.93% 3.94% 378.54
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 17.32% 13.04% 132.82
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.16% 12.70% 40.63
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.29% 8.14% 138.60
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 6.51% 4.02% 161.87
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.36% 3.19% 105.36
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 16.78% 11.31% 148.33
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.12% 3.06% 101.92
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.47% 2.52% 98.06
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.64% 2.10% 30.53
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.42% 0.06% 671.16
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.36% 9.41% 99.41
5-10K 16.64% 16.63% 100.06
10-15K 16.89% 16.58% 101.90
15-20K 13.93% 13.58% 102.55
20-25K 10.63% 10.39% 102.26
25-30K 7.89% 7.77% 101.44
30-35K 5.81% 5.79% 100.35
35-40K 4.30% 4.33% 99.16
40-45K 3.20% 3.27% 97.97
45-50K 2.40% 2.48% 96.83
50-55K 1.82% 1.90% 95.78
55-60K 1.40% 1.47% 94.84
60-65K 1.08% 1.15% 94.00
65-70K 0.85% 0.91% 93.27
70-75K 0.67% 0.72% 92.65
75-80K 0.53% 0.57% 92.12
80-85K 0.42% 0.46% 91.69
85-90K 0.34% 0.37% 91.34
90-95K 0.28% 0.31% 91.06
95-100K 0.23% 0.25% 90.85
100K + 1.23% 1.34% 91.45

Local Map of the constituency
Oxford East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Oxford East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.62%) Liberal Democrat (0.70%)
Conservative (- 11.49%)
Liberal Democrat (8.73%)
Conservative (-  3.33%) Labour (-  7.43%)
Con - 11.49%
Lab 6.62%
LD 0.70%
Con - 3.33%
Lab - 7.43%
LD 8.73%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Smith
Labour hold
Con Conservative (18.69%) 7,446 18.69%
Lab Labour (49.39%) 19,681 49.39%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.43%) 9,337 23.43%
Oth Other (8.49%) 3,384 8.49%
Maj Majority (25.96%) 10,344 25.96%
Turn Turnout (53.54%) 39,848 53.54%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew Smith
Labour hold
SL Fahim Ahmed 274 0.69%
UK Peter Gardner 570 1.43%
LD Steve Goddard 9,337 23.43%
P Linda Hodge 254 0.64%
SA John Lister 708 1.78%
I Pathmanathan Mylvaganan 77 0.19%
C Cheryl Potter 7,446 18.69%
G Pritam Singh 1,501 3.77%
L Andrew Smith 19,681 49.39%
Candidates representing 9 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andrew Smith
Labour
Con Conservative (22.01%) 10,540 22.01%
Lab Labour (56.82%) 27,205 56.82%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.70%) 7,038 14.70%
Ref Referendum (2.91%) 1,391 2.91%
Oth Other (3.56%) 1,703 3.56%
Maj Majority (34.81%) 16,665 34.81%
Turn Turnout (69.05%) 47,877 69.05%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (33.50%) 16,718 33.50%
Lab Labour (50.20%) 25,031 50.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.00%) 6,971 14.00%
Oth Other (2.20%) 1,112 2.20%
Maj Majority (16.70%) 8,313 16.70%
Turn Turnout (72.95%) 49,832 72.95%

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