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Scarborough & Whitby
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Of all the seats within which the Conservatives outvoted Labour in the 1999 European elections, the second greatest gap was recorded in Scarborough and Whitby (23.0pc). By this measure this would make the seat a most likely regain at the next general election. Corroboration is of course needed, given the particular one-off circumstances of those contests. In the 1999 Scarborough borough elections, which now look as if they took place exactly half-way through Labour's (first?) term of office, the Tory candidates were 9pc ahead of Labour's. This is a substantial margin, but not impregnable, and although John Sykes is probably the favourite to win his seat back at the next general election here in coastal North Yorkshire, Lawrie Quinn should not give up yet.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Lawrie Quinn, a pink-cheeked railwayman - latterly an engineer with Railtrack - has wisely kept his job open following his unexpected victory here in 1997, where he was washed in on Labour's high tide in the downwardly-mobile seaside towns. An engine driver's son, born in 1956 and educated at Haraby School, Carlisle and Hatfield Polytechnic, he has performed as a campaigner for local interests and a bowler of loyalist questions, and only straying latterly as a vocal critic of the proposed American National Missile Defence system. Expecting to recapture the seat he lost in 1997, is Conservative John Sykes, a right-wing Yorkshire businessman with interests in property, petrol stations, and plastics manufacture. Born 1956 and educated at Giggleswick School, he targets dole-on-sea scroungers and "dirty, lazy drop-out" New Age travellers, in a passable impression of a nineteenth century mill owner.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 7.34% 14.99% 48.95
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 8.97% 2.13% 421.74
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 8.16% 2.49% 328.31
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.94% 4.43% 21.24
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.55% 7.27% 21.26
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.31% 2.56% 51.19
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 8.67% 3.94% 219.96
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 22.39% 13.04% 171.73
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 12.67% 12.70% 99.74
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.51% 8.14% 116.73
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 5.12% 4.02% 127.36
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.14% 3.19% 98.69
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.88% 11.31% 51.97
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.68% 3.06% 22.14
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.65% 2.52% 144.99
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 27.92
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.67% 9.41% 124.02
5-10K 20.10% 16.63% 120.87
10-15K 19.07% 16.58% 115.05
15-20K 14.58% 13.58% 107.32
20-25K 10.30% 10.39% 99.10
25-30K 7.09% 7.77% 91.20
30-35K 4.86% 5.79% 83.99
35-40K 3.36% 4.33% 77.56
40-45K 2.35% 3.27% 71.90
45-50K 1.66% 2.48% 66.94
50-55K 1.19% 1.90% 62.60
55-60K 0.87% 1.47% 58.79
60-65K 0.64% 1.15% 55.43
65-70K 0.48% 0.91% 52.47
70-75K 0.36% 0.72% 49.84
75-80K 0.27% 0.57% 47.50
80-85K 0.21% 0.46% 45.41
85-90K 0.16% 0.37% 43.52
90-95K 0.13% 0.31% 41.83
95-100K 0.10% 0.25% 40.29
100K + 0.45% 1.34% 33.49

Local Map of the constituency
Scarborough & Whitby - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Scarborough & Whitby - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.74%)
Conservative (- 13.59%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.78%)
Conservative (3.44%) Labour (1.55%)
Liberal Democrat (-  5.75%)
Con - 13.59%
Lab 15.74%
LD - 4.78%
Con 3.44%
Lab 1.55%
LD - 5.75%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Lawrie Quinn
Labour hold
Con Conservative (39.65%) 18,841 39.65%
Lab Labour (47.19%) 22,426 47.19%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.37%) 3,977 8.37%
Oth Other (4.80%) 2,279 4.80%
Maj Majority (7.54%) 3,585 7.54%
Turn Turnout (63.18%) 47,523 63.18%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Lawrie Quinn
Labour hold
G Jonathan Dixon 1,049 2.21%
UK John Jacob 970 2.04%
P Theresa Murray 260 0.55%
LD Tom Pearce 3,977 8.37%
L Lawrie Quinn 22,426 47.19%
C John Sykes 18,841 39.65%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Lawrence Quinn
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.21%) 19,667 36.21%
Lab Labour (45.64%) 24,791 45.64%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.12%) 7,672 14.12%
Ref Referendum (4.03%) 2,191 4.03%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (9.43%) 5,124 9.43%
Turn Turnout (71.61%) 54,321 71.61%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.80%) 29,334 49.80%
Lab Labour (29.90%) 17,600 29.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.90%) 11,133 18.90%
Oth Other (1.50%) 876 1.50%
Maj Majority (19.90%) 11,734 19.90%
Turn Turnout (77.28%) 58,943 77.28%

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