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Preseli Pembrokeshire
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A new seat in 1997, Welsh assembly results indicate that this should stay safely Labour in the next General Election; it is not even clear who is most likely to finish second, the non-recovering Conservatives or Plaid Cymru in a three-quarters English speaking seat. This is the northern half of Pembrokeshire, named after the Preseli hills at its heart. The main towns are Haverfordwest, Fishguard, and Milford Haven, with its oil refining port. There is also the tiny cathedral city of St David's and a dramatic coastline, plus the islands of Ramsey, Skomer and Skokholm. There are few voters here, but many come to look at both the scenery and the huge avian population.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Jackie Lawrence won here for Labour in 1997, helped in her selection from an all-women shortlist by having been researcher for Pembroke MP Nick Ainger. Birmingham-born in 1948 and educated at Upperthorpe School, Darlington, she arrived in Pembrokeshire in the seventies and learned Welsh to help her children cope with bilingualism at school. A pitcher of planted questions and fully signed-up to the contemporary orthodoxies on devolution and hunting, she has done little to trouble the scorers.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.14% 14.99% 60.93
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 30.19% 2.13% 1,419.66
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.65% 2.49% 66.33
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.49% 4.43% 33.70
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.80% 7.27% 11.05
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.18% 3.94% 55.39
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 17.00% 13.04% 130.41
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.25% 12.70% 41.36
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 14.71% 8.14% 180.58
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 4.16% 4.02% 103.48
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.44% 3.19% 76.52
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.84% 11.31% 69.32
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.21% 3.06% 6.82
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.94% 2.52% 116.63
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 12.28% 9.41% 130.43
5-10K 21.08% 16.63% 126.75
10-15K 19.47% 16.58% 117.43
15-20K 14.53% 13.58% 106.99
20-25K 10.07% 10.39% 96.93
25-30K 6.82% 7.77% 87.78
30-35K 4.62% 5.79% 79.70
35-40K 3.15% 4.33% 72.63
40-45K 2.17% 3.27% 66.49
45-50K 1.52% 2.48% 61.15
50-55K 1.08% 1.90% 56.49
55-60K 0.77% 1.47% 52.43
60-65K 0.56% 1.15% 48.86
65-70K 0.41% 0.91% 45.72
70-75K 0.31% 0.72% 42.94
75-80K 0.23% 0.57% 40.47
80-85K 0.18% 0.46% 38.27
85-90K 0.14% 0.37% 36.29
90-95K 0.11% 0.31% 34.51
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 32.90
100K + 0.35% 1.34% 25.86

Local Map of the constituency
Preseli Pembrokeshire - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Preseli Pembrokeshire - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.19%) Liberal Democrat (0.73%)
Conservative (- 11.81%) Plaid Cymru (-  2.27%)
Conservative (5.65%) Plaid Cymru (6.34%)
Labour (-  6.94%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.48%)
Con - 11.81%
Lab 10.19%
LD 0.73%
PC - 2.27%
Con 5.65%
Lab - 6.94%
LD - 2.48%
PC 6.34%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jackie Lawrence
Labour hold
Con Conservative (33.34%) 12,260 33.34%
Lab Labour (41.35%) 15,206 41.35%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.56%) 3,882 10.56%
PC Plaid Cymru (12.67%) 4,658 12.67%
Oth Other (2.10%) 771 2.10%
Maj Majority (8.01%) 2,946 8.01%
Turn Turnout (67.75%) 36,777 67.75%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jackie Lawrence
Labour hold
SL Trish Bowen 452 1.23%
C Stephen Crabb 12,260 33.34%
LD Alexander Dauncey 3,882 10.56%
UK Hugh Jones 319 0.87%
L Jackie Lawrence 15,206 41.35%
PC Rhys Sinnet 4,658 12.67%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Jackie Lawrence
Labour gain
Con Conservative (27.69%) 11,741 27.69%
Lab Labour (48.29%) 20,477 48.29%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.03%) 5,527 13.03%
PC Plaid Cymru (6.33%) 2,683 6.33%
Ref Referendum (3.71%) 1,574 3.71%
Oth Other (0.95%) 401 0.95%
Maj Majority (20.60%) 8,736 20.60%
Turn Turnout (78.40%) 42,403 78.40%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (39.50%) 17,270 39.50%
Lab Labour (38.10%) 16,667 38.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.30%) 5,379 12.30%
PC Plaid Cymru (8.60%) 3,773 8.60%
Oth Other (1.50%) 642 1.50%
Maj Majority (1.40%) 603 1.40%
Turn Turnout (80.54%) 43,731 80.54%

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