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

Plymouth, Sutton
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Conservatives topped the poll in seven of the eight wards that are included within the Sutton seat in the all-out Plymouth unitary council elections in May 2000, although several of these were close enough to bring split representation. All this betokens a titanic battle in the western seafaring city, and it would be very difficult to predict the winner in advance. It would be a very good result for the Conservatives if they were to oust Linda Gilroy, however, for this would equate to a ten pc swing since the 1997 General Election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Linda Gilroy, Labour victor here in 1997 after selection from an all-women shortlist, was Scots-born in 1949 and educated at Stirling High School, Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities. She worked previously for the Gas Consumer Council and operates in the House as an inevitable defender of Plymouth's defence interests, as a bowler of planted questions, and as an instigator of legislation to regulate fireworks.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.70% 14.99% 31.34
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.32% 2.49% 53.02
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.40% 4.43% 31.62
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.31% 7.27% 18.03
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 3.91% 2.56% 152.65
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.01% 2.04% 0.63
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 21.45% 3.94% 543.83
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.49% 13.04% 49.80
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 13.20% 12.70% 103.94
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.48% 8.14% 79.59
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 21.06% 4.02% 523.59
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.91% 3.19% 91.36
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.97% 11.31% 61.60
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 6.09% 3.06% 198.95
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.47% 2.52% 98.22
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.22% 0.06% 352.71
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.67% 9.41% 134.62
5-10K 21.82% 16.63% 131.17
10-15K 19.75% 16.58% 119.14
15-20K 14.42% 13.58% 106.16
20-25K 9.80% 10.39% 94.31
25-30K 6.54% 7.77% 84.11
30-35K 4.37% 5.79% 75.50
35-40K 2.96% 4.33% 68.29
40-45K 2.03% 3.27% 62.26
45-50K 1.42% 2.48% 57.19
50-55K 1.01% 1.90% 52.90
55-60K 0.73% 1.47% 49.25
60-65K 0.53% 1.15% 46.13
65-70K 0.39% 0.91% 43.44
70-75K 0.30% 0.72% 41.11
75-80K 0.22% 0.57% 39.07
80-85K 0.17% 0.46% 37.29
85-90K 0.13% 0.37% 35.71
90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 34.32
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 33.07
100K + 0.38% 1.34% 28.01

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.32%)
Conservative (- 11.49%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.52%)
Conservative (1.20%) Labour (0.63%) Liberal Democrat (0.47%)
Con - 11.49%
Lab 10.32%
LD - 2.52%
Con 1.20%
Lab 0.63%
LD 0.47%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Linda Gilroy
Labour hold
Con Conservative (31.51%) 12,310 31.51%
Lab Labour (50.74%) 19,827 50.74%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.34%) 5,605 14.34%
Oth Other (3.41%) 1,331 3.41%
Maj Majority (19.24%) 7,517 19.24%
Turn Turnout (57.09%) 39,073 57.09%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Linda Gilroy
Labour hold
C Oliver Colvile 12,310 31.51%
LD Alan Connett 5,605 14.34%
UK Alan Connett 970 2.48%
LC Linda Gilroy 19,827 50.74%
SL Henry Leary 361 0.92%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Linda Gilroy
Labour gain
Con Conservative (30.31%) 14,441 30.31%
Lab Labour (50.12%) 23,881 50.12%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.88%) 6,613 13.88%
Ref Referendum (3.47%) 1,654 3.47%
Oth Other (2.23%) 1,063 2.23%
Maj Majority (19.81%) 9,440 19.81%
Turn Turnout (67.43%) 47,652 67.43%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (41.80%) 22,049 41.80%
Lab Labour (39.80%) 20,989 39.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.40%) 8,673 16.40%
Oth Other (2.00%) 1,076 2.00%
Maj Majority (2.00%) 1,060 2.00%
Turn Turnout (79.10%) 52,787 79.10%

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