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Paisley North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The two Paisley seats seem to march hand in hand as far as election results are concerned, and that includes the 1999 Scottish Parliament elections, where the situation, almost identically, saw Labour about fifteen pc ahead of the SNP, with none of the other parties reaching double figure percentages. Nor are these the only links between the two. Wendy Alexander is the MSP for North; her brother Douglas is Westminster MP for South. The MP for North is Irene Adams, who took the seat held by her late husband in a by-election in 1990.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Irene Adams, elected here in 1990 in succession to her late husband Allen Adams, is identified as a strong devolutionist with the more nationalist wing of the Labour Party in Scotland, and with factional in-fighting in the Labour Party in Renfrewshire, one alleged by-product of which was the suicide of Dr Gordon McMaster, her Paisley South friend and colleague in 1997, following a feud with Tommy Graham MP. She was born locally in 1947 and educated at Stanely Green High School, Paisley and worked as her husband's secretary. She backed Prescott, not Blair, for leader in 1994, and has bravely challenged local drug gangs.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.64% 14.99% 30.98
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.06% 2.49% 42.74
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.03% 4.43% 23.24
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.03% 7.27% 110.36
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.03% 2.56% 118.23
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.55% 2.04% 76.09
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 5.00% 3.94% 126.74
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 4.19% 13.04% 32.11
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.72% 12.70% 52.90
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 1.05% 8.14% 12.92
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 6.61% 3.19% 207.49
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 23.49% 11.31% 207.70
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 19.28% 3.06% 629.57
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 14.31% 2.52% 568.36
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 12.76% 9.41% 135.56
5-10K 19.90% 16.63% 119.63
10-15K 18.10% 16.58% 109.20
15-20K 13.81% 13.58% 101.70
20-25K 9.94% 10.39% 95.67
25-30K 7.03% 7.77% 90.43
30-35K 4.96% 5.79% 85.67
35-40K 3.52% 4.33% 81.27
40-45K 2.52% 3.27% 77.20
45-50K 1.82% 2.48% 73.42
50-55K 1.33% 1.90% 69.94
55-60K 0.98% 1.47% 66.73
60-65K 0.73% 1.15% 63.77
65-70K 0.55% 0.91% 61.06
70-75K 0.42% 0.72% 58.57
75-80K 0.32% 0.57% 56.29
80-85K 0.25% 0.46% 54.19
85-90K 0.20% 0.37% 52.26
90-95K 0.15% 0.31% 50.48
95-100K 0.12% 0.25% 48.84
100K + 0.55% 1.34% 41.01

Local Map of the constituency
Paisley North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Paisley North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.56%)
Conservative (-  6.13%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.77%) SNP (-  1.58%)
Liberal Democrat (3.05%)
Conservative (-  0.72%) Labour (-  4.00%) SNP (-  0.79%)
Con - 6.13%
Lab 7.56%
LD - 0.77%
SNP - 1.58%
Con - 0.72%
Lab - 4.00%
LD 3.05%
SNP - 0.79%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Irene Adams
Labour hold
Con Conservative (8.85%) 2,404 8.85%
Lab Labour (55.46%) 15,058 55.46%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.98%) 2,709 9.98%
SNP SNP (21.13%) 5,737 21.13%
Oth Other (4.59%) 1,245 4.59%
Maj Majority (34.33%) 9,321 34.33%
Turn Turnout (56.58%) 27,153 56.58%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Irene Adams
Labour hold
SNP George Adam 5,737 21.13%
L Irene Adams 15,058 55.46%
P Robert Graham 263 0.97%
SSP Jim Halfpenny 982 3.62%
LD Jane Hook 2,709 9.98%
C Craig Stevenson 2,404 8.85%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Irene Adams
Labour
Con Conservative (9.57%) 3,267 9.57%
Lab Labour (59.46%) 20,295 59.46%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.93%) 2,365 6.93%
SNP SNP (21.92%) 7,481 21.92%
Ref Referendum (0.57%) 196 0.57%
Oth Other (1.56%) 531 1.56%
Maj Majority (37.54%) 12,814 37.54%
Turn Turnout (68.65%) 34,135 68.65%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (15.70%) 5,757 15.70%
Lab Labour (51.90%) 19,043 51.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.70%) 2,828 7.70%
SNP SNP (23.50%) 8,629 23.50%
Oth Other (1.20%) 456 1.20%
Maj Majority (28.40%) 10,414 28.40%
Turn Turnout (73.87%) 36,713 73.87%

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