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Rugby & Kenilworth
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This was one of the most unexpected Labour gains of 1997 and will surely be one of the first to return. Not only is the Rugby section far from secure for them, apart from a few wards in the centre of the eponymous town, but they have never got, and one is tempted to say will never extract significant support from the affluent Coventry commuting town of Kenilworth. This is the Tories fourth most likely gain when considering the 1997 General Election results, no 16 when looking at the 1999 Euro-list, and little better when considering recent local government elections. Labour will only hold it if they do as well as last time.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Andy King, a Catholic Scotsman dropped in here, after eight years a local county councillor, in May 1997. A mechanic and postal worker-turned-social work manager, he was born 1948 and educated at St John the Baptist School, Uddington, Lancashire, Coatbridge Technical College, Nene College Northampton, and Hatfield Polytechnic. Very unobtrusive as an MP, his unexpected arrival in 1997 ought to be followed by his expected exit in 2001. The Conservatives have chosen one of their migrant ex-MPs to fight here: David Martin, who sat for Portsmouth South from 1987 to 1997. A barrister, he was born in 1945, educated at Kelly College, Tavistock and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. A free-market rightwinger who has backed abolition of the net book agreement, rail privatisation and Rent Act repeal, he quit as Douglas Hurd's PPS over foot-dragging on Post Office privatisation. Used to marginal seats, his career was previously plagued by the Liberals: he lost Yeovil to Paddy Ashdown in 1983; recaptured Portsmouth South from the Liberals in 1983, only to lose it back to them in 1997. For all that trouble he is now one of the few ex-MPs allowed to 'chicken-run' miles from their former seats.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 25.54% 14.99% 170.31
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.03% 2.13% 1.53
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.15% 2.49% 46.35
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.59% 4.43% 171.51
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.57% 7.27% 104.12
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.81% 2.56% 70.55
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.37% 2.04% 18.13
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.56% 3.94% 14.17
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 19.30% 13.04% 148.01
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 15.33% 12.70% 120.68
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.52% 8.14% 92.30
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.36% 4.02% 58.70
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.02% 3.19% 63.57
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.41% 11.31% 56.65
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.58% 3.06% 51.61
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.86% 2.52% 34.12
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 7.70% 9.41% 81.78
5-10K 14.62% 16.63% 87.91
10-15K 15.68% 16.58% 94.60
15-20K 13.62% 13.58% 100.28
20-25K 10.89% 10.39% 104.79
25-30K 8.42% 7.77% 108.29
30-35K 6.43% 5.79% 110.98
35-40K 4.90% 4.33% 113.01
40-45K 3.74% 3.27% 114.54
45-50K 2.87% 2.48% 115.65
50-55K 2.22% 1.90% 116.43
55-60K 1.72% 1.47% 116.95
60-65K 1.35% 1.15% 117.26
65-70K 1.06% 0.91% 117.40
70-75K 0.84% 0.72% 117.39
75-80K 0.67% 0.57% 117.27
80-85K 0.54% 0.46% 117.06
85-90K 0.44% 0.37% 116.77
90-95K 0.36% 0.31% 116.41
95-100K 0.29% 0.25% 116.01
100K + 1.51% 1.34% 112.13

Local Map of the constituency
Rugby & Kenilworth - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Rugby & Kenilworth - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.06%)
Conservative (- 10.15%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.03%)
Labour (1.96%)
Conservative (-  2.58%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.44%)
Con - 10.15%
Lab 11.06%
LD - 1.03%
Con - 2.58%
Lab 1.96%
LD - 0.44%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew King
Labour hold
Con Conservative (39.68%) 21,344 39.68%
Lab Labour (45.02%) 24,221 45.02%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.84%) 7,444 13.84%
Oth Other (1.46%) 787 1.46%
Maj Majority (5.35%) 2,877 5.35%
Turn Turnout (67.44%) 53,796 67.44%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Andrew King
Labour hold
LD Gwen Fairweather 7,444 13.84%
UK Paul Garratt 787 1.46%
L Andrew King 24,221 45.02%
C David Martin 21,344 39.68%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Andy King
Labour gain
Con Conservative (42.25%) 25,861 42.25%
Lab Labour (43.06%) 26,356 43.06%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.27%) 8,737 14.27%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (0.41%) 251 0.41%
Maj Majority (0.81%) 495 0.81%
Turn Turnout (77.10%) 61,205 77.10%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (52.40%) 34,218 52.40%
Lab Labour (32.00%) 20,894 32.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.30%) 9,971 15.30%
Oth Other (0.30%) 202 0.30%
Maj Majority (20.40%) 13,324 20.40%
Turn Turnout (83.02%) 65,285 83.02%

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