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Rutland & Melton
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The smallest county has its local government authority back, but it is still not big enough to form a constituency of its own, and has to be paired with a large rural section of Leicestershire around Melton Mowbray. This seat of fox-hunting, pork pies and Stilton cheese is still one of the most Conservative in the East Midlands region, and despite a larger than average fall in his share of the vote Alan Duncan still won easily last time.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Alan Duncan, a chirpy partisan Trade and Industry spokesman, was elected in 1992. Small, slim and expensively dressed - "a Bonzai Heseltine" (Matthew Parris) - who spun for William Hague and allegedly came cheaply by one of Shirley Porter's council houses via a neighbour's discount in desirably Georgian Gayfere Street, he was born 1957, educated at Merchant Taylor's, Northwood and St John's College, Oxford, and worked as an oil trader, at one time for the subsequent tax-evading Clinton-pardoned fugitive, Marc Rich. A right-wing libertarian, who urges a minimalist state and has called for drug decriminalisation, he is prominent among the Tory minority consistently voting to legalise homosexual sex at 16.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 36.64% 14.99% 244.38
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 2.97% 2.13% 139.48
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.29% 2.49% 11.48
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 6.57% 4.43% 148.46
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.45% 7.27% 129.86
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.09% 2.56% 3.43
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.75% 3.94% 18.93
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 21.58% 13.04% 165.50
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.52% 12.70% 51.32
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.49% 8.14% 67.44
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.07% 4.02% 51.60
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.87% 3.19% 90.08
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.28% 11.31% 37.82
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.25% 3.06% 8.05
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.10% 2.52% 3.94
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.10% 0.06% 160.76
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.97% 9.41% 63.39
5-10K 12.76% 16.63% 76.75
10-15K 14.78% 16.58% 89.12
15-20K 13.50% 13.58% 99.36
20-25K 11.18% 10.39% 107.54
25-30K 8.87% 7.77% 114.05
30-35K 6.91% 5.79% 119.29
35-40K 5.35% 4.33% 123.54
40-45K 4.15% 3.27% 127.05
45-50K 3.23% 2.48% 129.99
50-55K 2.52% 1.90% 132.48
55-60K 1.98% 1.47% 134.63
60-65K 1.57% 1.15% 136.49
65-70K 1.25% 0.91% 138.13
70-75K 1.00% 0.72% 139.58
75-80K 0.81% 0.57% 140.87
80-85K 0.66% 0.46% 142.02
85-90K 0.54% 0.37% 143.06
90-95K 0.44% 0.31% 144.00
95-100K 0.36% 0.25% 144.84
100K + 1.99% 1.34% 148.01

Local Map of the constituency
Rutland & Melton - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Rutland & Melton - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.32%)
Conservative (- 15.60%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.59%)
Conservative (2.27%) Labour (0.76%)
Liberal Democrat (-  1.39%)
Con - 15.60%
Lab 13.32%
LD - 1.59%
Con 2.27%
Lab 0.76%
LD - 1.39%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Alan Duncan
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (48.07%) 22,621 48.07%
Lab Labour (29.77%) 14,009 29.77%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.82%) 8,386 17.82%
Oth Other (4.34%) 2,040 4.34%
Maj Majority (18.30%) 8,612 18.30%
Turn Turnout (64.95%) 47,056 64.95%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Alan Duncan
Conservative hold
UK Peter Baker 1,223 2.60%
G Christopher Davies 817 1.74%
C Alan Duncan 22,621 48.07%
LD Kim Lee 8,386 17.82%
L Matthew O'Callaghan 14,009 29.77%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Alan Duncan
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.80%) 24,107 45.80%
Lab Labour (29.02%) 15,271 29.02%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.21%) 10,112 19.21%
Ref Referendum (4.40%) 2,317 4.40%
Oth Other (1.56%) 823 1.56%
Maj Majority (16.79%) 8,836 16.79%
Turn Turnout (75.02%) 52,630 75.02%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (61.40%) 34,137 61.40%
Lab Labour (15.70%) 8,730 15.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (20.80%) 11,556 20.80%
Oth Other (2.00%) 1,136 2.00%
Maj Majority (40.60%) 22,581 40.60%
Turn Turnout (82.07%) 55,559 82.07%

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