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Plymouth, Devonport
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A seat with a famous name, represented over the years by, among others, Michael Foot, Dame Joan Vickers and Dr David Owen. These politicians are most associated with the Labour, Conservative and SDP parties respectively, which gives some idea of the competitive nature of Devonport over the years, although there have also been sweeping boundary changes on several occasions too. Now the dockland area of Plymouth is combined with the city's northern swathe of council estates to create a very working class, strongly Labour seat which David Jamieson held by 19,000 in 1997, and it no longer looks marginal at all; actually, it never looked marginal physically, but the service (in this case Royal Navy) influence on a seat almost always skews its politics to the Right.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Jamieson, elected here for Labour in the wake of David Owen in 1992, is a former school teacher, born 1947 and educated at Tudor Grange Grammar School, Solihull and St Peter's Teacher Training College, Birmingham. A defender of local defence interests, he also piloted a bill on regulation of activity centres following the drowning of Plymouth schoolchildren off Lyme Regis and engaged in a good deal of name calling with Plymouth Tory MP Gary Streeter over the latter's SDP Tory-baiting past, before falling silent as a Whip in 1997.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.71% 14.99% 31.40
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.06% 2.13% 2.67
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.36% 2.49% 14.51
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.13% 4.43% 161.17
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.27% 7.27% 86.21
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.06% 2.56% 41.47
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.48% 3.94% 62.83
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 5.68% 13.04% 43.56
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 16.03% 12.70% 126.17
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.82% 8.14% 145.16
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.88% 4.02% 21.94
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.36% 3.19% 230.92
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 27.68% 11.31% 244.72
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.99% 3.06% 65.00
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 6.49% 2.52% 257.87
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 13.24% 9.41% 140.65
5-10K 24.13% 16.63% 145.07
10-15K 21.38% 16.58% 128.93
15-20K 14.86% 13.58% 109.36
20-25K 9.49% 10.39% 91.35
25-30K 5.92% 7.77% 76.16
30-35K 3.70% 5.79% 63.82
35-40K 2.34% 4.33% 53.95
40-45K 1.51% 3.27% 46.11
45-50K 0.99% 2.48% 39.87
50-55K 0.66% 1.90% 34.88
55-60K 0.45% 1.47% 30.84
60-65K 0.32% 1.15% 27.56
65-70K 0.23% 0.91% 24.86
70-75K 0.16% 0.72% 22.62
75-80K 0.12% 0.57% 20.75
80-85K 0.09% 0.46% 19.17
85-90K 0.07% 0.37% 17.83
90-95K 0.05% 0.31% 16.68
95-100K 0.04% 0.25% 15.69
100K + 0.17% 1.34% 12.30

Local Map of the constituency
Plymouth, Devonport - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Plymouth, Devonport - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.87%)
Conservative (- 11.43%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.48%)
Conservative (2.88%) Liberal Democrat (0.10%)
Labour (-  2.57%)
Con - 11.43%
Lab 13.87%
LD - 2.48%
Con 2.88%
Lab - 2.57%
LD 0.10%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Jamieson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (27.06%) 11,289 27.06%
Lab Labour (58.30%) 24,322 58.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.82%) 4,513 10.82%
Oth Other (3.82%) 1,595 3.82%
Maj Majority (31.24%) 13,033 31.24%
Turn Turnout (56.63%) 41,719 56.63%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Jamieson
Labour hold
LD Keith Baldry 4,513 10.82%
C John Glen 11,289 27.06%
SL Rob Hawkins 303 0.73%
L David Jamieson 24,322 58.30%
UK Michael Parker 958 2.30%
SA Tony Staunton 334 0.80%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Jamieson
Labour
Con Conservative (24.17%) 12,562 24.17%
Lab Labour (60.87%) 31,629 60.87%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.72%) 5,570 10.72%
Ref Referendum (2.86%) 1,486 2.86%
Oth Other (1.38%) 716 1.38%
Maj Majority (36.69%) 19,067 36.69%
Turn Turnout (69.76%) 51,963 69.76%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (35.60%) 21,111 35.60%
Lab Labour (47.00%) 27,877 47.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.20%) 7,830 13.20%
Oth Other (4.10%) 2,445 4.10%
Maj Majority (11.40%) 6,766 11.40%
Turn Turnout (78.43%) 59,263 78.43%

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