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Sleaford & North Hykeham
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Sleaford is a medium sized mid Lincolnshire market town, and well entitled to a constituency name of its own, but North Hykeham is a rather featureless suburb of Lincoln strung out along the A46 Fosse Way south west towards Newark and Leicester. It does have some 9,000 electors but it retains the character of a peripheral housing estate rather than of an overgrown village. It must be said that it is very lucky to be dignified with inclusion in the title; consider some places which are not currently mentioned in constituency titles: Kidderminster, Barnstaple, Dorking, Oswestry, Ilkeston, Northallerton, Accrington, Chester-le-Street, Nelson and Colne, Whitby, Port Talbot, Arbroath, Larne, Enniskillen . . .In any case North Hykeham's inlcusion in this seat did have an effect, not here, which is Conservative anyway, but in Lincoln itself, from which its removal helped the Labour attempt to register a gain.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Douglas Hogg, a chip off the old blockhead as a mix of first rate brains and an immature personality, is the eldest son of Lord Hailsham (Quintin Hogg) and will become, when his nonagenarian father departs this earthly life, the 3rd Viscount Hailsham, with (under the Blairite dispensation) no interruption to his Commons career. Elected first in 1979 for Mrs Thatcher's native heath of Grantham, he is not of her ilk, nor equally of Hague's, and so in 1997 he backed Clarke and then retreated to the Inns of Court. Deep-fried as Agriculture Minister by the BSE crisis, slight, lisping and with the rudeness of the unself-aware and the charm of the prep school bully, he was born 1945 and followed his father via Eton and Christ Church to Lincoln's Inn.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 26.13% 14.99% 174.30
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 4.57% 2.13% 215.08
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 4.98% 2.49% 200.39
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 6.91% 4.43% 156.12
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.81% 7.27% 93.68
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 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 35.25% 13.04% 270.37
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 3.47% 12.70% 27.28
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.77% 8.14% 95.42
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.06% 4.02% 1.60
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.06% 3.19% 64.58
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.62% 11.31% 14.33
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.03% 3.06% 1.13
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.19% 2.52% 7.41
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.14% 0.06% 217.49
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.07% 9.41% 85.73
5-10K 16.02% 16.63% 96.34
10-15K 17.16% 16.58% 103.50
15-20K 14.54% 13.58% 107.06
20-25K 11.22% 10.39% 107.94
25-30K 8.32% 7.77% 107.07
30-35K 6.09% 5.79% 105.15
35-40K 4.45% 4.33% 102.66
40-45K 3.26% 3.27% 99.90
45-50K 2.41% 2.48% 97.06
50-55K 1.79% 1.90% 94.25
55-60K 1.35% 1.47% 91.54
60-65K 1.02% 1.15% 88.97
65-70K 0.78% 0.91% 86.54
70-75K 0.61% 0.72% 84.28
75-80K 0.47% 0.57% 82.16
80-85K 0.37% 0.46% 80.19
85-90K 0.29% 0.37% 78.36
90-95K 0.23% 0.31% 76.65
95-100K 0.19% 0.25% 75.07
100K + 0.91% 1.34% 67.37

Local Map of the constituency
Sleaford & North Hykeham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Sleaford & North Hykeham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.39%)
Conservative (- 14.47%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.44%)
Conservative (5.73%) Liberal Democrat (1.04%)
Labour (-  2.34%)
Con - 14.47%
Lab 12.39%
LD - 1.44%
Con 5.73%
Lab - 2.34%
LD 1.04%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Douglas Hogg
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (49.65%) 24,190 49.65%
Lab Labour (31.95%) 15,568 31.95%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.20%) 7,894 16.20%
Oth Other (2.19%) 1,067 2.19%
Maj Majority (17.70%) 8,622 17.70%
Turn Turnout (65.34%) 48,719 65.34%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Douglas Hogg
Conservative hold
LD Robert Arbon 7,894 16.20%
L Elizabeth Donnelly 15,568 31.95%
C Douglas Hogg 24,190 49.65%
UK Michael Ward-Barrow 1,067 2.19%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Douglas Hogg
Conservative
Con Conservative (43.93%) 23,358 43.93%
Lab Labour (34.29%) 18,235 34.29%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.16%) 8,063 15.16%
Ref Referendum (5.53%) 2,942 5.53%
Oth Other (1.09%) 578 1.09%
Maj Majority (9.63%) 5,123 9.63%
Turn Turnout (74.39%) 53,176 74.39%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (58.40%) 31,180 58.40%
Lab Labour (21.90%) 11,698 21.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.60%) 8,873 16.60%
Oth Other (3.00%) 1,603 3.00%
Maj Majority (36.50%) 19,482 36.50%
Turn Turnout (80.37%) 53,354 80.37%

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