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

Poplar & Canning Town
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is the heart of the old London docklands, now much modernised by both residential and industrial and trading development, and containing riverside wards of the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham. Here are the London City airport and several new stations on the Docklands Light Railway and Jubilee Extension. Here too are new housing developments such as that at Beckton. But there are also unreconstructed parts of the classic East End such as the Isle of Dogs. A far-right British National party candidate, Derek Beackon, was elected for the Millwall ward which covers the Isle in a Tower Hamlets council by-election in 1993, and although after a massive storm he was removed in the May 1994 contests, the underlying racial tension remains in several parts of the seat, and the BNP leader John Tyndall obtained their best share of the vote anywhere in the 1997 General Election, saving his deposit with 7pc. Labour look likely to hold this seat, but there may be unfortunate problems and incidents along the way.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Jim Fitzpatrick, PPS to Alan Milburn, and as a former member of the Socialist Workers' Party, sharing with Milburn a leftwing past, was elected here in 1997. A neatly-coiffured, poker-faced Scot, born 1952 and Catholic-educated at Holy Cross School and Holyrood Secondary School, Glasgow, he was a fireman or Fire Brigade Union official for 23 years. Chairman of the London Labour Party since 1991, he rebelled against student grant abolition in 1998, and has more recently backed the Livingstone-Kiley plan for the Tube.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.01% 14.99% 0.09
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.47% 4.43% 10.55
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 6.62% 2.56% 258.29
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 2.21% 2.04% 108.18
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.61% 3.94% 40.88
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.00% 13.04% 0.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.62% 8.14% 7.59
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 6.44% 4.02% 160.17
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.01% 3.19% 0.16
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 11.60% 11.31% 102.60
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 23.30% 3.06% 760.89
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 6.45% 2.52% 255.93
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 40.53% 2.10% 1,930.02
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.13% 0.06% 208.18
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.28% 9.41% 88.00
5-10K 14.24% 16.63% 85.63
10-15K 14.84% 16.58% 89.53
15-20K 12.85% 13.58% 94.59
20-25K 10.35% 10.39% 99.62
25-30K 8.11% 7.77% 104.26
30-35K 6.28% 5.79% 108.43
35-40K 4.86% 4.33% 112.12
40-45K 3.77% 3.27% 115.36
45-50K 2.93% 2.48% 118.21
50-55K 2.30% 1.90% 120.71
55-60K 1.81% 1.47% 122.89
60-65K 1.44% 1.15% 124.80
65-70K 1.15% 0.91% 126.47
70-75K 0.92% 0.72% 127.93
75-80K 0.74% 0.57% 129.21
80-85K 0.60% 0.46% 130.32
85-90K 0.49% 0.37% 131.28
90-95K 0.40% 0.31% 132.12
95-100K 0.33% 0.25% 132.84
100K + 1.81% 1.34% 134.48

Local Map of the constituency
Poplar & Canning Town - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Poplar & Canning Town - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.97%)
Conservative (- 10.70%) Liberal Democrat (-  9.13%)
Conservative (4.81%) Liberal Democrat (0.76%)
Labour (-  2.01%)
Con - 10.70%
Lab 11.97%
LD - 9.13%
Con 4.81%
Lab - 2.01%
LD 0.76%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jim Fitzpatrick
Labour hold
Con Conservative (19.81%) 6,758 19.81%
Lab Labour (61.16%) 20,862 61.16%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.13%) 3,795 11.13%
Oth Other (7.90%) 2,693 7.90%
Maj Majority (41.35%) 14,104 41.35%
Turn Turnout (45.37%) 34,108 45.37%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jim Fitzpatrick
Labour hold
SA Kambiz Boomla 950 2.79%
BNP Paul Borg 1,743 5.11%
L Jim Fitzpatrick 20,862 61.16%
C Robert Marr 6,758 19.81%
LD Alexi Sugden 3,795 11.13%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Jim Fitzpatrick
Labour
Con Conservative (15.00%) 5,892 15.00%
Lab Labour (63.17%) 24,807 63.17%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.37%) 4,072 10.37%
Ref Referendum (2.78%) 1,091 2.78%
Oth Other (8.67%) 3,406 8.67%
Maj Majority (48.17%) 18,915 48.17%
Turn Turnout (58.46%) 39,268 58.46%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (25.70%) 10,517 25.70%
Lab Labour (51.20%) 20,935 51.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.50%) 7,986 19.50%
Oth Other (3.50%) 1,417 3.50%
Maj Majority (25.50%) 10,418 25.50%
Turn Turnout (65.69%) 40,855 65.69%

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