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Rushcliffe
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Kenneth Clarke's seat is the only Conservative division left in Nottinghamshire. It covers the south of the county, from rural villages through expanded desirable residential areas like Bingham, Radcliffe on Trent, Keyworth, East Leake and Ruddington to West Bridgford, just across the Trent from Nottingham, but including two of the sporting centrepieces of that proud city, the curiously named City ground of Nottingham Forest (Notts County's Meadow Lane is within the city boundaries!) and the Trent Bridge Test cricket arena. Nevertheless many of the residents of West Bridgford would probably be horrified to be included in the "red" city for parliamentary purposes, and are very comfortable with the emollient Clarke.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Kenneth Clarke, the Tories' big-hitter-in-exile, who combined being one of the more successful recent Conservative Chancellors with a reputation as "famously ignorant of economics" (Bryan Gould), was first elected here in 1970. A bright and breezy, ill-informed, opinionated barrister, welding a broad brush and flying by the seat of his pants, he emerged a One Nation Tory (born 1940) from a background including a Communist toolrooom engineer grandfather and an ex-pit electrician-cum-shopkeeping father, and attended Nottingham High School, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, reading law as an entrée into Tory politics. Residually flat Nottingham-accented, he lost the Tory leadership election in 1997 despite an audacious alliance with Redwood which was compared with the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact of 1939. His recall from Rushcliffe-les-deux-Eglises will come only when a party, blessed at its grass roots by many elderly Europhiles and at parliamentary level by sceptics of a broader age range, opts pragmatically for someone - anyone - who can win an election.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 50.05% 14.99% 333.83
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.23% 2.13% 11.03
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.92% 2.49% 117.62
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 10.13% 4.43% 228.87
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.87% 7.27% 53.20
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.30% 2.56% 167.64
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.11% 2.04% 54.42
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.42% 3.94% 61.27
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.85% 13.04% 90.88
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 2.87% 12.70% 22.59
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.86% 8.14% 71.91
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.35% 4.02% 8.77
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.33% 3.19% 41.71
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.93% 11.31% 17.09
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.53% 3.06% 17.17
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.20% 2.52% 7.87
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.05% 0.06% 82.08
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 6.78% 9.41% 72.00
5-10K 12.98% 16.63% 78.04
10-15K 14.37% 16.58% 86.68
15-20K 12.93% 13.58% 95.23
20-25K 10.71% 10.39% 103.10
25-30K 8.57% 7.77% 110.17
30-35K 6.75% 5.79% 116.49
35-40K 5.29% 4.33% 122.13
40-45K 4.15% 3.27% 127.15
45-50K 3.27% 2.48% 131.65
50-55K 2.58% 1.90% 135.68
55-60K 2.05% 1.47% 139.30
60-65K 1.64% 1.15% 142.57
65-70K 1.32% 0.91% 145.52
70-75K 1.07% 0.72% 148.20
75-80K 0.87% 0.57% 150.62
80-85K 0.71% 0.46% 152.83
85-90K 0.58% 0.37% 154.83
90-95K 0.48% 0.31% 156.67
95-100K 0.40% 0.25% 158.34
100K + 2.22% 1.34% 165.41

Local Map of the constituency
Rushcliffe - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Rushcliffe - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.03%)
Conservative (- 10.03%) Liberal Democrat (-  5.75%)
Conservative (3.14%)
Labour (-  2.23%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.67%)
Con - 10.03%
Lab 13.03%
LD - 5.75%
Con 3.14%
Lab - 2.23%
LD - 0.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Kenneth Clarke
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (47.51%) 25,869 47.51%
Lab Labour (34.00%) 18,512 34.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.58%) 7,395 13.58%
Oth Other (4.90%) 2,670 4.90%
Maj Majority (13.51%) 7,357 13.51%
Turn Turnout (66.53%) 54,446 66.53%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Kenneth Clarke
Conservative hold
G Ashley Baxter 1,236 2.27%
UK Ken Browne 1,434 2.63%
C Kenneth Clarke 25,869 47.51%
L Paul Fallon 18,512 34.00%
LD Jeremy Hargreaves 7,395 13.58%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Kenneth Clarke
Conservative
Con Conservative (44.37%) 27,558 44.37%
Lab Labour (36.23%) 22,503 36.23%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.25%) 8,851 14.25%
Ref Referendum (4.32%) 2,682 4.32%
Oth Other (0.83%) 518 0.83%
Maj Majority (8.14%) 5,055 8.14%
Turn Turnout (78.89%) 62,112 78.89%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (54.40%) 34,448 54.40%
Lab Labour (23.20%) 14,682 23.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (20.00%) 12,660 20.00%
Oth Other (2.40%) 1,536 2.40%
Maj Majority (31.20%) 19,766 31.20%
Turn Turnout (83.25%) 63,326 83.25%

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