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Perth
Scottish National Party hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Perhaps the most vulnerable of the SNP's six existing seats, all won originally from the Conservatives, Perth should nevertheless be held unless the Tories recover not only from their dire 1997 showing, but also from their standing at the time of the 1999 Edinburgh Parliament elections, when Roseanna Cunningham effectively transferred her chief basis of representation with a majority of 2,000.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
With the departure of the abrasive Anglophobic republican Roseanna Cunningham for the Edinburgh Parliament, the SNP have picked a famous name to defend this seat: Annabelle Ewing, daughter of Winnie, and near repeater of her mother's historic by-election win at Hamilton in 1967, when she ran Labour perilously close in the 1999 Hamilton South by-election. A solicitor, like her mother, she was born in 1960, attended Craigholme School, Glasgow and Glasgow University, and has endured a life immersed in Scottish Nationalism, and emerged with mother, brother (Fergus) and sister-in-law (Margaret) as part of a political dynasty. She will be the only member of it at Westminster, if she defends this seat against the efforts of the Conservatives' Elizabeth Smith.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 16.86% 14.99% 112.45
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.33% 2.13% 156.72
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 4.51% 2.49% 181.34
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.15% 4.43% 71.21
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.18% 7.27% 84.93
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.17% 2.56% 84.68
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.22% 2.04% 11.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 7.26% 3.94% 183.98
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.55% 13.04% 88.56
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 3.77% 12.70% 29.69
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.03% 8.14% 98.60
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.83% 4.02% 95.17
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.24% 3.19% 133.23
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 15.37% 11.31% 135.93
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 5.18% 3.06% 169.23
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.34% 2.52% 172.46
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 8.20% 9.41% 87.08
5-10K 16.93% 16.63% 101.76
10-15K 17.56% 16.58% 105.91
15-20K 14.36% 13.58% 105.70
20-25K 10.83% 10.39% 104.19
25-30K 7.97% 7.77% 102.48
30-35K 5.84% 5.79% 100.84
35-40K 4.30% 4.33% 99.30
40-45K 3.19% 3.27% 97.82
45-50K 2.39% 2.48% 96.36
50-55K 1.81% 1.90% 94.90
55-60K 1.38% 1.47% 93.45
60-65K 1.06% 1.15% 91.99
65-70K 0.82% 0.91% 90.54
70-75K 0.64% 0.72% 89.10
75-80K 0.50% 0.57% 87.68
80-85K 0.40% 0.46% 86.29
85-90K 0.32% 0.37% 84.93
90-95K 0.26% 0.31% 83.61
95-100K 0.21% 0.25% 82.32
100K + 1.01% 1.34% 74.84

Local Map of the constituency
Perth - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Perth - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.57%) SNP (1.98%)
Conservative (- 11.17%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.96%)
Conservative (0.26%) Labour (0.71%) Liberal Democrat (4.79%)
SNP (-  6.67%)
Con - 11.17%
Lab 11.57%
LD - 3.96%
SNP 1.98%
Con 0.26%
Lab 0.71%
LD 4.79%
SNP - 6.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Annabelle Ewing
Scottish National Party hold
Con Conservative (29.59%) 11,189 29.59%
Lab Labour (25.49%) 9,638 25.49%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.83%) 4,853 12.83%
SNP SNP (29.71%) 11,237 29.71%
Oth Other (2.38%) 899 2.38%
Maj Majority (0.13%) 48 0.13%
Turn Turnout (61.49%) 37,816 61.49%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Annabelle Ewing
Scottish National Party hold
SSP Frank Byrne 899 2.38%
L Marion Dingwall 9,638 25.49%
SNP Annabelle Ewing 11,237 29.71%
LD Vicki Harris 4,853 12.83%
C Elizabeth Smith 11,189 29.59%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Roseanna Cunningham
Scottish National Party gain
Con Conservative (29.33%) 13,068 29.33%
Lab Labour (24.77%) 11,036 24.77%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.04%) 3,583 8.04%
SNP SNP (36.38%) 16,209 36.38%
Ref Referendum (0.82%) 366 0.82%
Oth Other (0.65%) 289 0.65%
Maj Majority (7.05%) 3,141 7.05%
Turn Turnout (73.87%) 44,551 73.87%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (40.50%) 18,159 40.50%
Lab Labour (13.20%) 5,922 13.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.00%) 5,366 12.00%
SNP SNP (34.40%) 15,433 34.40%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (6.10%) 2,726 6.10%
Turn Turnout (76.70%) 44,880 76.70%

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