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Stockport
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
There was a time when Stockport was the site of two marginal seats, but with the north western and then national swings recorded to Labour in the past couple of decades, this southern smaller brother of Manchester, formerly in Cheshire, is now safely Labour despite the removal of its strongly working class wards of Reddish to join Denton. The predominantly middle class, owner occupied, neighbourhoods of Davenport and the Heatons (Moor, Norris, Mersey and Chapel) have, like similar parts of south Manchester in the Withington constituency, drifted remorselessly out of the Conservative column in the last two or three decades, in a micro-movement within the regional pro-Labour tide of opinion.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Ann Coffey, PPS to Tony Blair, has risen swiftly after her election in 1992, as a Whip in 1995 and Health spokesman in 1996. A Scots-born (1946) social worker, educated peripatetically in Nairn and Cornwall (her father was in the RAF) and at South Bank Polytechnic and Manchester University, she spent eight years on Stockport Council. Her promotion in 1995 was presaged by her membership of the 'New Clause Four Campaign,' and followed in 1996 by her backing of tougher discipline for Labour MPs.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 14.65% 14.99% 97.70
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.87% 2.49% 35.02
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.65% 4.43% 82.45
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 5.08% 7.27% 69.78
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 5.23% 2.56% 204.03
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 2.41% 2.04% 118.26
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.49% 3.94% 63.10
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 15.30% 13.04% 117.34
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 24.90% 12.70% 196.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.75% 8.14% 33.78
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.37% 4.02% 58.90
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.61% 3.19% 50.61
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 8.41% 11.31% 74.37
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.74% 3.06% 154.89
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.54% 2.52% 219.92
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 8.40% 9.41% 89.25
5-10K 16.69% 16.63% 100.32
10-15K 17.40% 16.58% 104.93
15-20K 14.40% 13.58% 106.00
20-25K 10.94% 10.39% 105.23
25-30K 8.05% 7.77% 103.57
30-35K 5.88% 5.79% 101.52
35-40K 4.31% 4.33% 99.37
40-45K 3.18% 3.27% 97.26
45-50K 2.36% 2.48% 95.26
50-55K 1.78% 1.90% 93.41
55-60K 1.35% 1.47% 91.71
60-65K 1.04% 1.15% 90.17
65-70K 0.80% 0.91% 88.78
70-75K 0.63% 0.72% 87.52
75-80K 0.50% 0.57% 86.39
80-85K 0.39% 0.46% 85.38
85-90K 0.32% 0.37% 84.47
90-95K 0.26% 0.31% 83.65
95-100K 0.21% 0.25% 82.92
100K + 1.08% 1.34% 80.42

Local Map of the constituency
Stockport - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Stockport - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.86%)
Conservative (- 15.56%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.19%)
Conservative (3.55%) Liberal Democrat (4.91%)
Labour (-  4.27%)
Con - 15.56%
Lab 14.86%
LD - 2.19%
Con 3.55%
Lab - 4.27%
LD 4.91%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ann Coffey
Labour hold
Con Conservative (25.89%) 9,162 25.89%
Lab Labour (58.59%) 20,731 58.59%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.52%) 5,490 15.52%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (32.70%) 11,569 32.70%
Turn Turnout (53.29%) 35,383 53.29%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ann Coffey
Labour hold
C John Allen 9,162 25.89%
L Ann Coffey 20,731 58.59%
LD Mark Hunter 5,490 15.52%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ann Coffey
Labour
Con Conservative (22.34%) 10,426 22.34%
Lab Labour (62.86%) 29,338 62.86%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.61%) 4,951 10.61%
Ref Referendum (2.74%) 1,280 2.74%
Oth Other (1.44%) 674 1.44%
Maj Majority (40.52%) 18,912 40.52%
Turn Turnout (71.54%) 46,669 71.54%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (37.90%) 20,384 37.90%
Lab Labour (48.00%) 25,852 48.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.80%) 6,894 12.80%
Oth Other (1.30%) 678 1.30%
Maj Majority (10.20%) 5,468 10.20%
Turn Turnout (80.14%) 53,808 80.14%

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