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Sheffield, Attercliffe
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Liberal Democrats have not only seized most middle-class former Conservative wards of Sheffield along with the Hallam constituency, but have in very recent years extended their attentions and incursions to working class Labour areas. However, so far success, even at city council level, has been confined to the Heeley and Hillsborough wards, leaving the Attercliffe sub-divisions of Birley, Darnall, Handsworth and Mosborough in the south eastern quadrant of Sheffield in Labour hands for the time being. There is therefore only the most distant threat as yet to Clive Betts's role as MP here.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Clive Betts, elected here in 1992, would appear to be a man of underfulfilled promise as a big city (Sheffield) council leader lost in the drudgery of the Whips Office rather than pursuing a high-profile ministerial career (as enjoyed by other former council bosses such as Blunkett and Hodge), perhaps because he was a Tory target as a high spender when running Sheffield. Born 1950 and educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield, and Pembroke College Cambridge, he was a local government economist before running Sheffield City Council for five years following Blunkett's reign, and is approved by those who vaunt his Sheffield-promoted "New Realism" of public-private partnerships. Gargoyle-featured and uncharismatic, as a backbencher he predictably focused on local government finance, but now demonstrates the virtues of local council chamber discipline transposed to managing the PLP. He was responsible for whipping the minimum wage Bill
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.71% 14.99% 24.74
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.53% 4.43% 124.86
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.33% 7.27% 128.24
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.06% 2.56% 2.41
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 8.14% 13.04% 62.42
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 18.41% 12.70% 144.95
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 25.57% 8.14% 314.01
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 11.04% 3.19% 346.57
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 11.11% 11.31% 98.18
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.62% 3.06% 118.21
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.45% 2.52% 97.19
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.04% 2.10% 49.56
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.87% 9.41% 136.73
5-10K 21.30% 16.63% 128.05
10-15K 19.28% 16.58% 116.31
15-20K 14.29% 13.58% 105.24
20-25K 9.90% 10.39% 95.26
25-30K 6.72% 7.77% 86.39
30-35K 4.55% 5.79% 78.58
35-40K 3.11% 4.33% 71.74
40-45K 2.15% 3.27% 65.75
45-50K 1.50% 2.48% 60.52
50-55K 1.07% 1.90% 55.95
55-60K 0.77% 1.47% 51.93
60-65K 0.56% 1.15% 48.39
65-70K 0.41% 0.91% 45.26
70-75K 0.31% 0.72% 42.47
75-80K 0.23% 0.57% 39.99
80-85K 0.17% 0.46% 37.76
85-90K 0.13% 0.37% 35.75
90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 33.93
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 32.27
100K + 0.33% 1.34% 24.89

Local Map of the constituency
Sheffield, Attercliffe - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Sheffield, Attercliffe - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.79%) Liberal Democrat (1.03%)
Conservative (- 10.24%)
Labour (2.50%)
Conservative (-  0.87%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.52%)
Con - 10.24%
Lab 7.79%
LD 1.03%
Con - 0.87%
Lab 2.50%
LD - 1.52%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Clive Betts
Labour hold
Con Conservative (15.19%) 5,443 15.19%
Lab Labour (67.80%) 24,287 67.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.21%) 5,092 14.21%
Oth Other (2.80%) 1,002 2.80%
Maj Majority (52.60%) 18,844 52.60%
Turn Turnout (52.38%) 35,824 52.38%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Clive Betts
Labour hold
UK Pauline Arnott 1,002 2.80%
L Clive Betts 24,287 67.80%
C John Perry 5,443 15.19%
LD Gail Smith 5,092 14.21%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Clive Betts
Labour
Con Conservative (16.06%) 7,119 16.06%
Lab Labour (65.29%) 28,937 65.29%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.73%) 6,973 15.73%
Ref Referendum (2.91%) 1,289 2.91%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (49.23%) 21,818 49.23%
Turn Turnout (64.65%) 44,318 64.65%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (26.30%) 13,083 26.30%
Lab Labour (57.50%) 28,563 57.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.70%) 7,283 14.70%
Oth Other (1.50%) 751 1.50%
Maj Majority (31.20%) 15,480 31.20%
Turn Turnout (71.27%) 49,680 71.27%

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