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Beverley & Holderness
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
James Cran held this East Yorkshire seat by only 1,211 votes in the 1997 general election (some reference books wrongly give this figure as 811), but he should increase that substantially this time. All the evidence points that way: a 21pc lead in the June 1999 Euro-elections, following a poor Labour showing in the new unitary authority of the East Riding the previous month. Both the town of Beverley, the administrative headquarters of the East Riding and a prosperous commuting base for Hull, and the rural lands of the mysterious peninsula of Holderness, tapering down to the sea-threatened sand spit of Spurn Head, are basically Conservative.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
James Cran, a flinty Aberdonian law and order traditionalist, Eurosceptic and Opposition Whip, has been MP here since 1987. Born 1944 and educated at Ruthrieston School Aberdeen, and Aberdeen University, he worked originally for the National Association of Pension Funds and then the CBI. He was ‘Chief Whip' of the Maastricht rebels, though denying he was a natural rebel, and hesitating to bring down Major if the alternative was Heseltine. In 1997 he voted for Howard, then Redwood, then Hague - rejecting Redwood's pact with Clarke, because of Clarke's Europhilia. In April 2001 he refused to sign the CRE's anti-racism pledge.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 22.50% 14.99% 150.06
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.24% 2.13% 152.27
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.40% 2.49% 56.14
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.51% 4.43% 169.77
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 13.84% 7.27% 190.32
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.47% 2.56% 18.49
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.77% 2.04% 37.83
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.27% 3.94% 6.90
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 23.03% 13.04% 176.61
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 11.79% 12.70% 92.81
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.24% 8.14% 76.61
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.94% 4.02% 48.29
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.11% 3.19% 128.92
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.75% 11.31% 24.33
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.11% 3.06% 3.70
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.02% 2.52% 0.90
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 8.27% 9.41% 87.82
£5-10K 15.47% 16.63% 93.03
£10-15K 16.27% 16.58% 98.11
£15-20K 13.88% 13.58% 102.19
£20-25K 10.92% 10.39% 105.05
£25-30K 8.30% 7.77% 106.80
£30-35K 6.24% 5.79% 107.66
£35-40K 4.67% 4.33% 107.84
£40-45K 3.51% 3.27% 107.52
£45-50K 2.65% 2.48% 106.84
£50-55K 2.02% 1.90% 105.90
£55-60K 1.54% 1.47% 104.78
£60-65K 1.19% 1.15% 103.55
£65-70K 0.93% 0.91% 102.24
£70-75K 0.73% 0.72% 100.88
£75-80K 0.57% 0.57% 99.51
£80-85K 0.45% 0.46% 98.12
£85-90K 0.36% 0.37% 96.74
£90-95K 0.29% 0.31% 95.38
£95-100K 0.24% 0.25% 94.04
£100K + 1.15% 1.34% 85.65

Local Map of the constituency
Beverley & Holderness - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Beverley & Holderness - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (19.22%)
Conservative (- 13.65%) Liberal Democrat (-  7.00%)
Conservative (0.48%) Labour (0.33%)
Liberal Democrat (-  2.44%)
Con - 13.65%
Lab 19.22%
LD - 7.00%
Con 0.48%
Lab 0.33%
LD - 2.44%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
James Cran
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (41.33%) 19,168 41.33%
Lab Labour (39.65%) 18,387 39.65%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.86%) 7,356 15.86%
Oth Other (3.16%) 1,464 3.16%
Maj Majority (1.68%) 781 1.68%
Turn Turnout (61.71%) 46,375 61.71%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
James Cran
Conservative hold
C James Cran 19,168 41.33%
L Pippa Langford 18,387 39.65%
UK Stephen Wallis 1,464 3.16%
LD Stewart Willie 7,356 15.86%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
James Cran
Conservative
Con Conservative (40.85%) 21,629 40.85%
Lab Labour (39.32%) 20,818 39.32%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.30%) 9,689 18.30%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (1.52%) 806 1.52%
Maj Majority (1.53%) 811 1.53%
Turn Turnout (73.62%) 52,942 73.62%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (54.50%) 29,800 54.50%
Lab Labour (20.10%) 10,981 20.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.30%) 13,843 25.30%
Oth Other (0.10%) 62 0.10%
Maj Majority (29.20%) 15,957 29.20%
Turn Turnout (79.07%) 54,686 79.07%

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