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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Sheffield, Hallam
Liberal Democrat hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The very middle class (at 59pc, its proportion of those employed in professional and managerial occupations is the third highest in Britain and the highest of all outside the fashionable areas of London) and attractive south-western residential area of Sheffield is now solidly Liberal Democrat at both parliamentary and city council levels, and the sophisticated voters know who to vote for to keep the Tories out. In 1997 the Liberal Democrat share of the vote rose by 20.6pc, their highest increase anywhere, while Labour dropped by 5 per cent, their fourth worst showing. As long as the party of the Right is widely perceived as in the wrong on most issues, the winner here in Ecclesall and Dore, Broomhill and Crookes, Ranmoor and Fulwood, will be Richard Allan.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Richard Allan, a Liberal Democrat Education spokesman (with responsibility for computers), was elected in 1997. Tufted-haired and fastidiously minimally-bearded, he came with a public-school (Oundle) and Cambridge (Pembroke) education and a penchant for information technology, which had previously provided him with employment in the NHS. Classless-seeming, although an obvious beneficiary of the 1997 anti-Tory tactical voting landslide, as Liberal MP in Sheffield he has to live with his party's local antipathy to Labour with whom they vie for control of the city council.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 49.22% 14.99% 328.26
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.30% 2.49% 92.35
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.00% 4.43% 45.18
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.81% 7.27% 11.20
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 12.60% 2.56% 491.16
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 4.93% 2.04% 241.55
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 9.23% 3.94% 234.04
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 7.91% 13.04% 60.67
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 1.68% 8.14% 20.59
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.88% 4.02% 71.71
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.45% 3.19% 76.94
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.82% 11.31% 7.25
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.05% 3.06% 99.54
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 0.13% 0.06% 202.41
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.11% 9.41% 75.53
5-10K 11.84% 16.63% 71.16
10-15K 12.88% 16.58% 77.68
15-20K 11.86% 13.58% 87.34
20-25K 10.18% 10.39% 97.97
25-30K 8.45% 7.77% 108.64
30-35K 6.89% 5.79% 118.93
35-40K 5.57% 4.33% 128.64
40-45K 4.50% 3.27% 137.71
45-50K 3.63% 2.48% 146.15
50-55K 2.93% 1.90% 153.99
55-60K 2.38% 1.47% 161.27
60-65K 1.93% 1.15% 168.05
65-70K 1.58% 0.91% 174.38
70-75K 1.30% 0.72% 180.30
75-80K 1.07% 0.57% 185.86
80-85K 0.88% 0.46% 191.11
85-90K 0.73% 0.37% 196.06
90-95K 0.61% 0.31% 200.77
95-100K 0.51% 0.25% 205.25
100K + 3.12% 1.34% 231.94

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Liberal Democrat (20.63%)
Conservative (- 16.46%) Labour (-  4.88%)
Liberal Democrat (4.11%)
Conservative (-  2.15%) Labour (-  1.08%)
Con - 16.46%
Lab - 4.88%
LD 20.63%
Con - 2.15%
Lab - 1.08%
LD 4.11%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Richard Allan
Liberal Democrat hold
Con Conservative (31.00%) 11,856 31.00%
Lab Labour (12.44%) 4,758 12.44%
LD Liberal Democrat (55.44%) 21,203 55.44%
Oth Other (1.12%) 429 1.12%
Maj Majority (24.44%) 9,347 24.44%
Turn Turnout (63.44%) 38,246 63.44%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Richard Allan
Liberal Democrat hold
LD Richard Allan 21,203 55.44%
UK Leslie Arnott 429 1.12%
L Gillian Furniss 4,758 12.44%
C John Harthman 11,856 31.00%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Richard Allan
Liberal Democrat gain
Con Conservative (33.14%) 15,074 33.14%
Lab Labour (13.52%) 6,147 13.52%
LD Liberal Democrat (51.33%) 23,345 51.33%
Ref Referendum (1.73%) 788 1.73%
Oth Other (0.27%) 125 0.27%
Maj Majority (18.19%) 8,271 18.19%
Turn Turnout (72.38%) 45,479 72.38%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.60%) 22,180 49.60%
Lab Labour (18.40%) 8,246 18.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (30.70%) 13,740 30.70%
Oth Other (1.20%) 546 1.20%
Maj Majority (18.90%) 8,440 18.90%
Turn Turnout (73.14%) 44,712 73.14%

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