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South Holland & The Deepings
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Fenlands is deep and mysterious country (read Grahan Swift's eerie novel, Waterland). The name of the former Parts of Holland implies that the flat farmland here in south east Lincolnshire is reminiscent of the Netherlands, needing drainage and situated between the deep slow flowing Nene and Welland rivers and fringing the muddy Wash. There are vast open skies and fields of flowers as well as vegetables beneath vast and moody skies - very un-English scenery. The Liberal Democrats are very weak for so rural an area, and although Labour occasionally challenged in Holland with Boston constituency, Boston has now departed to be paired with Skegness and the largest town is the watery and flowery Spalding. Labour will find it hard to locate the mountain they need to climb to win in this landscape, still less to ascend it.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
John Hayes, an Education & Employment spokesman, was elected in 1997 and joined the Agriculture Select Committee as MP for the second most agricultural seat in England. A Redwood, then Hague, supporter in 1997, he opposes devolution and English regionalism, the Euro, PR and as a meritocratic working class grammar school boy (born 1958 and educated at Colfe's, Lewisham) who got to Nottingham University, defends grammar schools. With lop-sided facial features redolent of Asa Briggs, he was formerly a computer company sales director, but presciently for a computer buff, observed in 1999 that 'information' does not equal 'wisdom.'
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 13.89% 14.99% 92.64
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 13.58% 2.13% 638.49
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 4.45% 2.49% 179.11
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.27% 4.43% 164.31
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 4.07% 7.27% 55.89
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.09% 2.56% 3.37
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.09% 3.94% 2.22
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 37.22% 13.04% 285.48
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.21% 12.70% 48.92
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.73% 8.14% 119.46
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.61% 4.02% 15.28
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.65% 3.19% 51.94
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.33% 11.31% 2.95
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.31% 3.06% 10.09
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.49% 2.52% 19.60
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 8.52% 9.41% 90.55
5-10K 17.26% 16.63% 103.76
10-15K 18.02% 16.58% 108.72
15-20K 14.84% 13.58% 109.24
20-25K 11.14% 10.39% 107.19
25-30K 8.06% 7.77% 103.70
30-35K 5.76% 5.79% 99.51
35-40K 4.12% 4.33% 95.04
40-45K 2.96% 3.27% 90.57
45-50K 2.14% 2.48% 86.25
50-55K 1.56% 1.90% 82.16
55-60K 1.15% 1.47% 78.34
60-65K 0.86% 1.15% 74.80
65-70K 0.65% 0.91% 71.53
70-75K 0.49% 0.72% 68.53
75-80K 0.38% 0.57% 65.78
80-85K 0.29% 0.46% 63.25
85-90K 0.23% 0.37% 60.93
90-95K 0.18% 0.31% 58.80
95-100K 0.14% 0.25% 56.83
100K + 0.64% 1.34% 47.78

Local Map of the constituency
South Holland & The Deepings - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
South Holland & The Deepings - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.21%)
Conservative (-  7.75%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.27%)
Conservative (6.18%)
Labour (-  1.90%) Liberal Democrat (-  5.33%)
Con - 7.75%
Lab 9.21%
LD - 3.27%
Con 6.18%
Lab - 1.90%
LD - 5.33%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Hayes
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (55.43%) 25,611 55.43%
Lab Labour (31.41%) 14,512 31.41%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.30%) 4,761 10.30%
Oth Other (2.85%) 1,318 2.85%
Maj Majority (24.02%) 11,099 24.02%
Turn Turnout (62.54%) 46,202 62.54%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
John Hayes
Conservative hold
UK Malcolm Charlesworth 1,318 2.85%
C John Hayes 25,611 55.43%
LD Grace Hill 4,761 10.30%
L Graham Walker 14,512 31.41%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
John Hayes
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.25%) 24,691 49.25%
Lab Labour (33.31%) 16,700 33.31%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.63%) 7,836 15.63%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (1.80%) 902 1.80%
Maj Majority (15.94%) 7,991 15.94%
Turn Turnout (71.98%) 50,129 71.98%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (57.00%) 29,017 57.00%
Lab Labour (24.10%) 12,254 24.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.90%) 9,619 18.90%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (32.90%) 16,763 32.90%
Turn Turnout (79.21%) 50,890 79.21%

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