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Pudsey
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Pudsey constituency is one of Labour's hardest gains of 1997 to defend. The member elected then, Paul Truswell, faces a situation in which the Tories polled over 11,000 votes in the most recent Leeds City Council elections in 2000 to Labour's 7,000. This is a gap which even a higher turnout will be unlikely to overcome. Yorkshire, like Lancashire and the West Midlands, seems to offer the Conservatives the best chances of gains next time.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Paul Truswell, a Leeds councillor for 15 years won this seat after 75 years of Conservative occupation in 1997. Born 1955 ad educated at Firth Park Comprehensive School, Sheffield and Leeds University, he worked successfully as journalist and local government officer before 1997, since when he has been conspicuous only for piloting through a Bill to make off-licence staff liable for sales to under age customers.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 15.30% 14.99% 102.07
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.21% 2.49% 8.57
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.71% 4.43% 61.27
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 14.10% 7.27% 193.88
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.28% 2.56% 50.10
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.02% 2.04% 0.83
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 15.09% 13.04% 115.69
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 21.71% 12.70% 170.92
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.38% 8.14% 139.74
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.14% 4.02% 78.09
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.86% 3.19% 183.87
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.41% 11.31% 56.69
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.21% 3.06% 39.51
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.56% 2.52% 62.12
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 11.85
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.37% 9.41% 78.32
5-10K 14.58% 16.63% 87.63
10-15K 15.92% 16.58% 96.05
15-20K 13.96% 13.58% 102.76
20-25K 11.19% 10.39% 107.71
25-30K 8.64% 7.77% 111.12
30-35K 6.56% 5.79% 113.27
35-40K 4.96% 4.33% 114.43
40-45K 3.75% 3.27% 114.82
45-50K 2.85% 2.48% 114.62
50-55K 2.17% 1.90% 113.98
55-60K 1.67% 1.47% 113.02
60-65K 1.29% 1.15% 111.82
65-70K 1.00% 0.91% 110.45
70-75K 0.78% 0.72% 108.97
75-80K 0.62% 0.57% 107.40
80-85K 0.49% 0.46% 105.79
85-90K 0.39% 0.37% 104.16
90-95K 0.31% 0.31% 102.52
95-100K 0.25% 0.25% 100.89
100K + 1.22% 1.34% 90.66

Local Map of the constituency
Pudsey - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Pudsey - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (19.01%)
Conservative (-  7.36%) Liberal Democrat (- 12.41%)
Liberal Democrat (0.23%)
Conservative (-  0.72%) Labour (-  0.04%)
Con - 7.36%
Lab 19.01%
LD - 12.41%
Con - 0.72%
Lab - 0.04%
LD 0.23%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Truswell
Labour hold
Con Conservative (35.62%) 16,091 35.62%
Lab Labour (48.07%) 21,717 48.07%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.22%) 6,423 14.22%
Oth Other (2.09%) 944 2.09%
Maj Majority (12.45%) 5,626 12.45%
Turn Turnout (63.27%) 45,175 63.27%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Truswell
Labour hold
LD Stephen Boddy 6,423 14.22%
C John Procter 16,091 35.62%
UK David Sewards 944 2.09%
L Paul Truswell 21,717 48.07%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Paul Truswell
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.34%) 19,163 36.34%
Lab Labour (48.11%) 25,370 48.11%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.99%) 7,375 13.99%
Ref Referendum (1.56%) 823 1.56%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (11.77%) 6,207 11.77%
Turn Turnout (74.35%) 52,731 74.35%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (43.70%) 25,067 43.70%
Lab Labour (29.10%) 16,695 29.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.40%) 15,153 26.40%
Oth Other (0.80%) 466 0.80%
Maj Majority (14.60%) 8,372 14.60%
Turn Turnout (79.61%) 57,381 79.61%

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