telegraph.co.uk | sport.telegraph.co.uk | travel.telegraph.co.uk | money.telegraph.co.uk
election2001
Constituency A-Z
Map A-Z
MPs A-Z
Swingometer
Paxman game
Issues
Analysis
Win 1,000,000
Telegraph home
UK News
International news
City news
Opinions
DT letters
Telegraph feedback
Sport
Site index
About us
Contact us
Credits
Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Stirling
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of the seven Conservative Cabinet Ministers to be defeated in 1997 was Michael Forsyth, but he proved a dour defender of Stirling to the last. He held on by under 1,000 votes in both 1987 and 1992, and the victim of a smaller than average hostile swing of between seven and eight per cent in 1997. This was easily enough, of course, and with Forsyth gone it seems that the Tories will find it hard to recapture this seat; in the 1999 Scottish parliament elections they dropped to third place behind the SNP, and after the boundary changes which removed Bridge of Allan before 1997, reducing the territory outside Stirling itself, which is substantial in area (extending right through the Trossachs, which is painful for Labour) but not quite so much so in electorate.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Anne McGuire was elected in 1997 after selection from an all-women shortlist, and swiftly rewarded for her role on Labour's Scottish Executive in pulling the Labour Party in Scotland into step with the Blairite leadership, by being made PPS to Donald Dewar in December 1997. This was after she loyally backed the controversial lone parent benefit cuts. In 1998 she was promoted into the government as an Assistant Whip. A railwayman's daughter from Labour's West of Scotland Catholic core, she was born 1949, educated at Our Lady of St Francis Secondary School, Glasgow and Glasgow University, worked for Community Service Volunteers and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 24.22% 14.99% 161.50
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 4.00% 2.13% 188.19
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.81% 2.49% 72.81
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 8.20% 4.43% 185.36
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 4.44% 7.27% 60.98
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 6.64% 2.56% 258.91
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 3.08% 2.04% 150.77
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 3.45% 3.94% 87.43
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.17% 13.04% 47.35
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 1.39% 12.70% 10.91
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 10.81% 8.14% 132.79
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.20% 4.02% 29.85
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.31% 3.19% 135.43
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 11.48% 11.31% 101.49
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.90% 3.06% 127.41
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.90% 2.52% 194.58
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 9.22% 9.41% 97.99
5-10K 15.71% 16.63% 94.43
10-15K 15.71% 16.58% 94.78
15-20K 13.16% 13.58% 96.88
20-25K 10.35% 10.39% 99.59
25-30K 7.96% 7.77% 102.38
30-35K 6.08% 5.79% 105.00
35-40K 4.65% 4.33% 107.32
40-45K 3.57% 3.27% 109.32
45-50K 2.76% 2.48% 111.00
50-55K 2.14% 1.90% 112.38
55-60K 1.67% 1.47% 113.47
60-65K 1.32% 1.15% 114.30
65-70K 1.04% 0.91% 114.91
70-75K 0.83% 0.72% 115.32
75-80K 0.66% 0.57% 115.55
80-85K 0.53% 0.46% 115.63
85-90K 0.43% 0.37% 115.57
90-95K 0.35% 0.31% 115.39
95-100K 0.29% 0.25% 115.11
100K + 1.49% 1.34% 110.62

Local Map of the constituency
Stirling - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Stirling - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.85%)
Conservative (-  6.68%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.47%) SNP (-  1.11%)
Liberal Democrat (5.48%) SNP (2.97%)
Conservative (-  7.75%) Labour (-  5.21%)
Con - 6.68%
Lab 8.85%
LD - 0.47%
SNP - 1.11%
Con - 7.75%
Lab - 5.21%
LD 5.48%
SNP 2.97%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Anne McGuire
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.77%) 8,901 24.77%
Lab Labour (42.23%) 15,175 42.23%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.71%) 4,208 11.71%
SNP SNP (16.36%) 5,877 16.36%
Oth Other (4.92%) 1,769 4.92%
Maj Majority (17.46%) 6,274 17.46%
Turn Turnout (67.67%) 35,930 67.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Anne McGuire
Labour hold
LD Clive Freeman 4,208 11.71%
SNP Fiona Macaulay 5,877 16.36%
C Geoff Mawdsley 8,901 24.77%
L Anne McGuire 15,175 42.23%
SSP Clark Mullen 1,012 2.82%
G Mark Ruskell 757 2.11%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Anne McGuire
Labour gain
Con Conservative (32.52%) 13,971 32.52%
Lab Labour (47.45%) 20,382 47.45%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.23%) 2,675 6.23%
SNP SNP (13.39%) 5,752 13.39%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (0.41%) 178 0.41%
Maj Majority (14.92%) 6,411 14.92%
Turn Turnout (81.84%) 42,958 81.84%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (39.20%) 16,607 39.20%
Lab Labour (38.60%) 16,371 38.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (6.70%) 2,854 6.70%
SNP SNP (14.50%) 6,145 14.50%
Oth Other (1.00%) 410 1.00%
Maj Majority (0.60%) 236 0.60%
Turn Turnout (81.67%) 42,387 81.67%

Search for your constituency
Search by postcode
Search by MP
Complete list of MPs
Search by constituency
Complete list of constituencies
Search by map go
Previous Previous
Top Top