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

Runnymede & Weybridge
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Magna Carta was not the declaration of people's rights that so many, including hordes of American tourists, believe. If anything it was a charter for early thirteenth Century baronial privilege. It would perhaps be unkind to suggest that Runnymede is placed appropriately enough now in a very wealthy and privileged part of an elite property owning county in the most prosperous and dominant region of England. But even after a swing of 13pc here in Weybridge and Egham, Englefield Green and Virginia Water, the Conservatives still held off the challenge of the Labour party by nearly 10,000 votes in 1997. If there is any uprising it will be against the taxes and other depredations of a New Labour government.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Philip Hammond, a Health spokesman, was elected here in 1997. A somewhat cadaverous-looking management consultant and small manufacturer of medical equipment, he was Essex-born in 1955 and attended Shenfield School, Brentwood, before progressing to University College Oxford. Relatively unpartisan, he has been rather mercilessly mocked as resembling a "Moss-Bros 'suits-you-sir' sales assistant" (Matthew Parris) and admits to being a non-golfer in a seat littered with golfing facilities.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 37.09% 14.99% 247.34
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.14% 2.49% 86.03
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 4.82% 4.43% 108.85
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.89% 7.27% 108.41
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 7.90% 2.56% 307.91
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 3.27% 2.04% 160.30
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.43% 3.94% 10.91
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 20.73% 13.04% 158.95
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.30% 12.70% 10.22
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.19% 8.14% 76.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.12% 4.02% 27.77
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.10% 3.19% 66.03
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.20% 11.31% 37.10
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.72% 3.06% 23.55
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.13% 0.06% 200.86
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 4.17% 9.41% 44.35
5-10K 8.97% 16.63% 53.91
10-15K 11.26% 16.58% 67.93
15-20K 11.37% 13.58% 83.70
20-25K 10.39% 10.39% 99.97
25-30K 9.02% 7.77% 116.08
30-35K 7.62% 5.79% 131.63
35-40K 6.34% 4.33% 146.44
40-45K 5.24% 3.27% 160.40
45-50K 4.31% 2.48% 173.48
50-55K 3.54% 1.90% 185.69
55-60K 2.91% 1.47% 197.07
60-65K 2.39% 1.15% 207.67
65-70K 1.97% 0.91% 217.54
70-75K 1.63% 0.72% 226.72
75-80K 1.35% 0.57% 235.28
80-85K 1.13% 0.46% 243.25
85-90K 0.94% 0.37% 250.69
90-95K 0.79% 0.31% 257.64
95-100K 0.66% 0.25% 264.14
100K + 3.97% 1.34% 295.72

Local Map of the constituency
Runnymede & Weybridge - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Runnymede & Weybridge - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.43%)
Conservative (- 12.81%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.81%)
Conservative (0.08%) Liberal Democrat (0.03%)
Labour (-  0.47%)
Con - 12.81%
Lab 13.43%
LD - 4.81%
Con 0.08%
Lab - 0.47%
LD 0.03%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Philip Hammond
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (48.66%) 20,646 48.66%
Lab Labour (28.96%) 12,286 28.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.32%) 6,924 16.32%
Oth Other (6.06%) 2,570 6.06%
Maj Majority (19.70%) 8,360 19.70%
Turn Turnout (56.14%) 42,426 56.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Philip Hammond
Conservative hold
L Jane Briginshaw 12,286 28.96%
UK Christopher Browne 1,332 3.14%
LD Chris Bushill 6,924 16.32%
G Charles Gilman 1,238 2.92%
C Philip Hammond 20,646 48.66%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Philip Hammond
Conservative
Con Conservative (48.59%) 25,051 48.59%
Lab Labour (29.43%) 15,176 29.43%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.29%) 8,397 16.29%
Ref Referendum (4.17%) 2,150 4.17%
Oth Other (1.53%) 787 1.53%
Maj Majority (19.15%) 9,875 19.15%
Turn Turnout (71.44%) 51,561 71.44%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (61.40%) 34,645 61.40%
Lab Labour (16.00%) 9,004 16.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.10%) 11,905 21.10%
Oth Other (1.60%) 878 1.60%
Maj Majority (40.30%) 22,740 40.30%
Turn Turnout (78.95%) 56,432 78.95%

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