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Sheffield, Hillsborough
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Before the last General Election, the Liberal Democrats harboured hopes of taking Sheffield Hallam from the Tories (1992 majority 8,440) and Hillsborough from Labour (1992: majority 7,063). Could they pull off a left and a right, as they say in shooting parlance? Emphatically not. While gaining Hallam easily, Helen Jackson more than doubled her lead in Hillsborough, which now looks very safe despite the LDs' continued dominance here in Sheffield City elections. This has been going on for years, decades even, but it has always represented false hopes in parliamentary terms, and will do so again.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Helen Jackson, elected here in 1992 and PPS to Peter Mandelson until his second going in January 2001 (and before that to Mo Mowlam), is a reconstructed left-winger adapted to the compromises of office. The sister of the one-time Labour MP Chris Price, she was born 1939, was public-school (Berkhamsted) and Oxford (St Hilda's) educated, and was a teacher before becoming a full-time Sheffield City Councillor, where she resisted paying the poll tax until the last moment. Voting for Gould as leader in 1992 and Beckett in 1994, she voted pre-1997 with the hard left on defence cuts, opposed the US in Central America, and campaigned assiduously against privatised Yorkshire Water. As a loyal PPS she now presents a straight bat in defending the Blair government.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 5.78% 14.99% 38.56
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.08% 2.13% 3.70
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.18% 2.49% 7.10
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.79% 4.43% 40.36
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 14.76% 7.27% 202.86
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.17% 2.56% 6.61
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.11% 2.04% 5.34
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.57% 3.94% 14.50
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 17.06% 13.04% 130.82
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 26.34% 12.70% 207.36
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 14.42% 8.14% 177.07
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.39% 4.02% 84.35
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 6.66% 3.19% 208.92
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.97% 11.31% 61.65
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.42% 3.06% 46.23
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.32% 2.52% 12.69
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 9.31% 9.41% 98.95
5-10K 17.52% 16.63% 105.34
10-15K 18.06% 16.58% 108.96
15-20K 14.84% 13.58% 109.22
20-25K 11.12% 10.39% 107.03
25-30K 8.03% 7.77% 103.35
30-35K 5.73% 5.79% 98.85
35-40K 4.07% 4.33% 94.02
40-45K 2.91% 3.27% 89.14
45-50K 2.09% 2.48% 84.37
50-55K 1.52% 1.90% 79.82
55-60K 1.11% 1.47% 75.53
60-65K 0.82% 1.15% 71.52
65-70K 0.61% 0.91% 67.79
70-75K 0.46% 0.72% 64.34
75-80K 0.35% 0.57% 61.15
80-85K 0.27% 0.46% 58.20
85-90K 0.21% 0.37% 55.48
90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 52.96
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 50.64
100K + 0.53% 1.34% 39.79

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.66%)
Conservative (-  4.97%) Liberal Democrat (-  8.46%)
Conservative (3.80%)
Labour (-  0.04%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.26%)
Con - 4.97%
Lab 10.66%
LD - 8.46%
Con 3.80%
Lab - 0.04%
LD - 3.26%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Helen Jackson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (18.34%) 7,801 18.34%
Lab Labour (56.82%) 24,170 56.82%
LD Liberal Democrat (22.57%) 9,601 22.57%
Oth Other (2.27%) 964 2.27%
Maj Majority (34.25%) 14,569 34.25%
Turn Turnout (56.64%) 42,536 56.64%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Helen Jackson
Labour hold
LD John Commons 9,601 22.57%
L Helen Jackson 24,170 56.82%
C Graham King 7,801 18.34%
UK Peter Webb 964 2.27%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Helen Jackson
Labour
Con Conservative (14.53%) 7,707 14.53%
Lab Labour (56.86%) 30,150 56.86%
LD Liberal Democrat (25.84%) 13,699 25.84%
Ref Referendum (2.77%) 1,468 2.77%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (31.03%) 16,451 31.03%
Turn Turnout (71.04%) 53,024 71.04%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (19.50%) 11,640 19.50%
Lab Labour (46.20%) 27,563 46.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (34.30%) 20,500 34.30%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (11.80%) 7,063 11.80%
Turn Turnout (77.72%) 59,703 77.72%

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