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Peterborough
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Peterborough has seen some desperately close parliamentary battles, notably in 1966 and February 1974 (6 vote and 22 vote majorities respectively) and who is to say that this will not happen again next time? In the May 2000 unitary council elections in Peterborough, for example, the Conservatives, who will be trying to regain the seat from Labour's Helen Brinton at the next General Election, won a number of wards with huge majorities: in West, Werrington, and Park for example. This seat will remain competitive.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Helen Brinton attracted much adverse publicity immediately after her election in 1997 as an on-message Blairite android, before falling well out of public gaze. Emerging from an all-women shortlist and self-confessedly "totally without ideological baggage," she is a former teacher, born 1947, and educated at Spondon Park Grammar School, Derby and Bristol University. Toothy and na‘ve-seeming, she now reflects the contemporary Labour activists' concern for animal welfare, but in the early nineties backed Bryan Gould's Keynesian 'Full Employment Forum'.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 10.90% 14.99% 72.67
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.66% 2.49% 26.54
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 9.77% 4.43% 220.70
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.45% 7.27% 47.38
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.10% 2.56% 42.80
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.11% 2.04% 5.41
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.56% 3.94% 39.57
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 10.68% 13.04% 81.91
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 11.95% 12.70% 94.11
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.52% 8.14% 165.97
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 4.59% 4.02% 114.03
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.81% 3.19% 150.91
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 19.40% 11.31% 171.49
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.25% 3.06% 40.85
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.33% 2.52% 92.43
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 3.94% 2.10% 187.70
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 12.22% 9.41% 129.83
£5-10K 19.87% 16.63% 119.49
£10-15K 18.41% 16.58% 111.02
£15-20K 14.05% 13.58% 103.45
£20-25K 10.05% 10.39% 96.70
£25-30K 7.05% 7.77% 90.69
£30-35K 4.94% 5.79% 85.34
£35-40K 3.49% 4.33% 80.56
£40-45K 2.49% 3.27% 76.29
£45-50K 1.80% 2.48% 72.45
£50-55K 1.31% 1.90% 69.00
£55-60K 0.97% 1.47% 65.88
£60-65K 0.73% 1.15% 63.05
£65-70K 0.55% 0.91% 60.48
£70-75K 0.42% 0.72% 58.13
£75-80K 0.32% 0.57% 55.98
£80-85K 0.25% 0.46% 54.01
£85-90K 0.20% 0.37% 52.19
£90-95K 0.15% 0.31% 50.52
£95-100K 0.12% 0.25% 48.97
£100K + 0.56% 1.34% 41.59

Local Map of the constituency
Peterborough - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Peterborough - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.51%) Liberal Democrat (1.38%)
Conservative (- 14.31%)
Conservative (2.79%) Liberal Democrat (3.79%)
Labour (-  5.16%)
Con - 14.31%
Lab 12.51%
LD 1.38%
Con 2.79%
Lab - 5.16%
LD 3.79%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Helen Brinton
Labour hold
Con Conservative (37.98%) 15,121 37.98%
Lab Labour (45.15%) 17,975 45.15%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.47%) 5,761 14.47%
Oth Other (2.40%) 955 2.40%
Maj Majority (7.17%) 2,854 7.17%
Turn Turnout (61.33%) 39,812 61.33%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Helen Brinton
Labour hold
L Helen Brinton 17,975 45.15%
UK Julian Fairweather 955 2.40%
C Stewart Jackson 15,121 37.98%
LD Nick Sandford 5,761 14.47%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Helen Brinton
Labour gain
Con Conservative (35.19%) 17,042 35.19%
Lab Labour (50.31%) 24,365 50.31%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.68%) 5,170 10.68%
Ref Referendum (1.91%) 924 1.91%
Oth Other (1.91%) 926 1.91%
Maj Majority (15.12%) 7,323 15.12%
Turn Turnout (73.46%) 48,427 73.46%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.50%) 26,455 49.50%
Lab Labour (37.80%) 20,201 37.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.30%) 4,973 9.30%
Oth Other (3.40%) 1,839 3.40%
Maj Majority (11.70%) 6,254 11.70%
Turn Turnout (74.46%) 53,468 74.46%

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