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Scunthorpe
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Few places outside the main metropolitan conurbations look so much the part of a Labour stronghold as Scunthorpe. The skyline here at the top of a once iron-rich scarp in north Lincolnshire is dominated by miles of giant steelworks. Despite some closures, it is still awesome to drive through or past them. It is also instructive to those interested in social geography to see the extensive working class estates built to accommodate the workforce. Amazingly, the seat including Scunthorpe was Conservative in 1979 and 1983, although it was never big enough to fill a seat of its own, and until 1997 it was hidden or semi-hidden in constituencies called Brigg, Brigg and Scunthorpe, and then Glanford and Scunthorpe. It still includes the staunchly separatist (and historically Tory) suburb of Bottesford, and a few villages around the wartime RAF Fighter Command sector HQ of Kirton in Lindsey; but the seat now proudly bears its own name alone, and now seems likely to elect Labour candidates alone for the foreseeable future.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Elliot Morley, a junior Agriculture Minister since 1997 and before then an agriculture spokesman for eight years, was first elected in 1987. A burly, ex-bearded, pink-cheeked former schoolteacher, born 1952 and educated at St Margaret's Church of England High School, Liverpool and Hull College of Education, he spent the Opposition years calling for bans to protect animal welfare (of hunted whales, foxes, mink and stags, of battery hens, tethered sows, and crated veal calves) and then in government had to justify foot-dragging in implementing bans, and dealing as fisheries minister with the further contraction of the UK industry at the behest of the Common Fisheries Policy. But he welcomes the EU's redefinition of animals as "sentient beings."
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 6.42% 14.99% 42.83
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.54% 2.13% 25.17
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.29% 2.49% 11.78
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.68% 4.43% 15.46
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.68% 7.27% 174.36
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 0.55% 3.94% 13.83
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 18.61% 13.04% 142.76
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.25% 12.70% 159.40
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 11.77% 8.14% 144.52
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.54% 4.02% 13.31
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.53% 3.19% 110.84
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 16.13% 11.31% 142.57
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.33% 3.06% 76.18
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.68% 2.52% 225.64
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.15% 9.41% 129.04
5-10K 20.37% 16.63% 122.44
10-15K 18.99% 16.58% 114.57
15-20K 14.44% 13.58% 106.30
20-25K 10.20% 10.39% 98.11
25-30K 7.02% 7.77% 90.31
30-35K 4.81% 5.79% 83.07
35-40K 3.31% 4.33% 76.48
40-45K 2.30% 3.27% 70.54
45-50K 1.62% 2.48% 65.22
50-55K 1.15% 1.90% 60.47
55-60K 0.83% 1.47% 56.25
60-65K 0.60% 1.15% 52.48
65-70K 0.45% 0.91% 49.12
70-75K 0.33% 0.72% 46.11
75-80K 0.25% 0.57% 43.42
80-85K 0.19% 0.46% 41.00
85-90K 0.15% 0.37% 38.82
90-95K 0.11% 0.31% 36.85
95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 35.06
100K + 0.37% 1.34% 27.25

Local Map of the constituency
Scunthorpe - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Scunthorpe - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.09%) Liberal Democrat (0.71%)
Conservative (-  9.60%)
Conservative (2.62%) Liberal Democrat (0.97%)
Labour (-  0.63%)
Con - 9.60%
Lab 6.09%
LD 0.71%
Con 2.62%
Lab - 0.63%
LD 0.97%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Elliot Morley
Labour hold
Con Conservative (28.92%) 9,724 28.92%
Lab Labour (59.77%) 20,096 59.77%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.39%) 3,156 9.39%
Oth Other (1.93%) 649 1.93%
Maj Majority (30.85%) 10,372 30.85%
Turn Turnout (56.33%) 33,625 56.33%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Elliot Morley
Labour hold
UK John Cliff 347 1.03%
L Elliot Morley 20,096 59.77%
I David Patterson 302 0.90%
C Bernard Theobald 9,724 28.92%
LD Bob Tress 3,156 9.39%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Elliot Morley
Labour
Con Conservative (26.30%) 10,934 26.30%
Lab Labour (60.39%) 25,107 60.39%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.41%) 3,497 8.41%
Ref Referendum (3.94%) 1,637 3.94%
Oth Other (0.96%) 399 0.96%
Maj Majority (34.09%) 14,173 34.09%
Turn Turnout (68.84%) 41,574 68.84%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (35.90%) 17,467 35.90%
Lab Labour (54.30%) 26,370 54.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.70%) 3,727 7.70%
Oth Other (2.10%) 1,035 2.10%
Maj Majority (18.30%) 8,903 18.30%
Turn Turnout (78.05%) 48,599 78.05%

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