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

Sheffield, Heeley
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
As in several other northern industrial cities, the Liberal Democrats have become the chief opposition to Labour at municipal level: Liverpool is the most long-standing, and dramatically successful, example of this. The Conservative base has been almost completely destroyed in many conurbations. Not only have the Lib Dems taken all the ex-Tory wards, though, but in many cases they have exploited Labour disorganisation and complacency to advance into working-class heartlands. A very good example of this in recent times is the Heeley division of southern Sheffield. In May 2000 the LDs won all five wards here, mostly with substantial margins with the air of permanence. So, does this count as a possible surprise Labour loss at the next general election? In all probability not. The Liberal Democrats find it very difficult to translate their municipal success to parliamentary seats, especially against Labour opposition. They moved up to second here in 1997, but remained 39pc behind Bill Michie, the retiring Labour MP. This is an awfully big gap to close, and they may make very little inroads into it.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
In place of the leftwinger, engineer Bill Michie, comes Meg Munn, one of only four women selected to fight Labour-held seats where the MP has retired. A local girl made good, she was Sheffield-born in 1959 and raised in the constituency, joining the Party aged 16, and attending Rowlinson Comprehensive School and York and Nottingham Universities. A social worker, she was until 2000 Assistant Director of Children's Services in York. A Nottingham city councillor for four years (1987-91), strapping and with a pleasant toothy smile, with fluent French and German, she lists Europe as an interest and, rarely for Labour candidates these days, lists Methodist Church membership.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.73% 14.99% 24.89
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.28% 2.49% 11.28
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.04% 4.43% 0.89
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.14% 7.27% 43.22
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.45% 2.56% 17.42
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.39% 3.94% 35.32
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 19.15% 13.04% 146.86
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 18.11% 12.70% 142.54
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.17% 8.14% 112.65
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.65% 4.02% 65.87
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.98% 3.19% 250.60
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 22.46% 11.31% 198.56
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 8.12% 3.06% 265.27
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.32% 2.52% 131.95
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 14.83% 9.41% 157.55
5-10K 22.62% 16.63% 135.98
10-15K 19.30% 16.58% 116.39
15-20K 13.72% 13.58% 101.00
20-25K 9.24% 10.39% 88.91
25-30K 6.16% 7.77% 79.23
30-35K 4.13% 5.79% 71.35
35-40K 2.81% 4.33% 64.84
40-45K 1.94% 3.27% 59.39
45-50K 1.36% 2.48% 54.77
50-55K 0.97% 1.90% 50.83
55-60K 0.70% 1.47% 47.42
60-65K 0.51% 1.15% 44.45
65-70K 0.38% 0.91% 41.85
70-75K 0.28% 0.72% 39.54
75-80K 0.22% 0.57% 37.49
80-85K 0.16% 0.46% 35.65
85-90K 0.13% 0.37% 33.99
90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 32.48
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 31.11
100K + 0.33% 1.34% 24.79

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (5.03%) Liberal Democrat (2.85%)
Conservative (- 10.26%)
Liberal Democrat (1.44%)
Conservative (-  1.39%) Labour (-  3.75%)
Con - 10.26%
Lab 5.03%
LD 2.85%
Con - 1.39%
Lab - 3.75%
LD 1.44%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Meg Munn
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.25%) 4,864 14.25%
Lab Labour (56.98%) 19,452 56.98%
LD Liberal Democrat (22.70%) 7,748 22.70%
Oth Other (6.08%) 2,075 6.08%
Maj Majority (34.28%) 11,704 34.28%
Turn Turnout (54.40%) 34,139 54.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Meg Munn
Labour hold
C Carolyn Abbott 4,864 14.25%
UK David Dunn 634 1.86%
SL Brian Fischer 667 1.95%
L Meg Munn 19,452 56.98%
G Rob Unwin 774 2.27%
LD David Willis 7,748 22.70%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Bill Michie
Labour
Con Conservative (15.64%) 6,767 15.64%
Lab Labour (60.73%) 26,274 60.73%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.25%) 9,196 21.25%
Ref Referendum (2.38%) 1,029 2.38%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (39.47%) 17,078 39.47%
Turn Turnout (64.96%) 43,266 64.96%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (25.90%) 13,051 25.90%
Lab Labour (55.70%) 28,005 55.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.40%) 9,247 18.40%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (29.70%) 14,954 29.70%
Turn Turnout (70.35%) 50,303 70.35%

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