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Ryedale
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Liberals always picked up seats in the mid-term of unpopular governments, both Tory and Labour, and in their current guise as Liberal Democrats they still do - although since the current Labour government can scarcely be described as unpopular, they have not taken one in such circumstances this term. In 1987 Elizabeth Shields seized the huge rural North Yorkshire seat of Ryedale, overturning a 16,000 Tory majority. However, a really solid Conservative seat can usually be identified when it is immediately recovered and never relapses into its liberal heresy. This is the case here, and John Greenway has always proved himself electable in Ryedale.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
John Greenway, a Conservative sport and tourism spokesman, is a former policeman-turned-insurance broker, elected in 1987. Mildly astigmatic, and cold-eyed in a way not untypical of officers of the watch, and regarded as a somewhat discursive and moderately cerebral speaker, he voices the policeman's desire to hang police murderers, especially Winston Silcot. Born 1946 and educated at Sir John Deane's Grammar School, Northwich and Hendon Police College, although interestingly a backer of Kenneth Clarke for leader in 1997, as a Yorkshire neighbour of William Hague he was brought onto the front bench as a Home Affairs spokesman.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 7.48% 14.99% 49.89
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 21.61% 2.13% 1,016.55
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 6.40% 2.49% 257.58
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.70% 4.43% 15.90
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.23% 7.27% 85.69
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.10% 3.94% 2.54
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 26.66% 13.04% 204.45
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 9.53% 12.70% 75.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.60% 8.14% 142.42
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 4.01% 4.02% 99.68
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.43% 3.19% 76.33
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.65% 11.31% 23.42
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.22% 3.06% 7.33
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 0.37% 0.06% 590.38
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.81% 9.41% 93.58
5-10K 17.96% 16.63% 107.96
10-15K 18.73% 16.58% 112.97
15-20K 15.25% 13.58% 112.25
20-25K 11.25% 10.39% 108.25
25-30K 7.98% 7.77% 102.68
30-35K 5.59% 5.79% 96.54
35-40K 3.92% 4.33% 90.39
40-45K 2.76% 3.27% 84.52
45-50K 1.96% 2.48% 79.05
50-55K 1.41% 1.90% 74.02
55-60K 1.02% 1.47% 69.44
60-65K 0.75% 1.15% 65.27
65-70K 0.56% 0.91% 61.50
70-75K 0.42% 0.72% 58.07
75-80K 0.32% 0.57% 54.97
80-85K 0.24% 0.46% 52.15
85-90K 0.19% 0.37% 49.58
90-95K 0.14% 0.31% 47.25
95-100K 0.11% 0.25% 45.11
100K + 0.48% 1.34% 35.68

Local Map of the constituency
Ryedale - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Ryedale - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (3.36%) Liberal Democrat (3.40%)
Conservative (- 11.63%)
Conservative (3.41%) Liberal Democrat (2.67%)
Labour (-  3.22%)
Con - 11.63%
Lab 3.36%
LD 3.40%
Con 3.41%
Lab - 3.22%
LD 2.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Greenway
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (47.18%) 20,711 47.18%
Lab Labour (14.74%) 6,470 14.74%
LD Liberal Democrat (36.07%) 15,836 36.07%
Oth Other (2.01%) 882 2.01%
Maj Majority (11.11%) 4,875 11.11%
Turn Turnout (65.97%) 43,899 65.97%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Greenway
Conservative hold
L David Ellis 6,470 14.74%
UK Stephen Feaster 882 2.01%
C John Greenway 20,711 47.18%
LD Keith Orrell 15,836 36.07%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John Greenway
Conservative
Con Conservative (43.77%) 21,351 43.77%
Lab Labour (17.96%) 8,762 17.96%
LD Liberal Democrat (33.40%) 16,293 33.40%
Ref Referendum (2.99%) 1,460 2.99%
Oth Other (1.88%) 917 1.88%
Maj Majority (10.37%) 5,058 10.37%
Turn Turnout (74.80%) 48,783 74.80%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (55.40%) 28,338 55.40%
Lab Labour (14.60%) 7,497 14.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (30.00%) 15,340 30.00%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (25.40%) 12,998 25.40%
Turn Turnout (81.00%) 51,175 81.00%

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