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Stockton North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Teesside twin town of Middlesbrough, Stockton is known for its industrial history and character. The North division is dominated physically and to some extent economically by the giant ICI works at Billingham, which is in the seat, and the Labour strength was sufficient to see off the charms of Bill Rodgers, one of the most influential of the original SDP founders, when he tried to retain his Commons seat here in 1983. Looking even further back, no remnant survives either of the sympathetic One Nation Conservatism of Harold Macmillan, MP for Stockton from 1929 to 1945, who was profoundly affected by his experience of the Depression years here - so much so that he not only took the town into his title but gave up his own name itself for that of Stockton when he belatedly entered the Lords as an Earl in 1984.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Frank Cook, as a long-time local critic, replaced SDP defector Bill Rodgers as Labour MP here in 1983. Originally a Campaign-Grouper who voted for Heffer and Meacher as a leadership team in 1983, he has since mellowed into a maverick who politically-incorrectly votes against gun control even post-Dunblane (which he blamed on "police negligence"), has an interest in defence issues dating from his time in the Parachute Regiment, and is concerned about civil and military nuclear power. Small and pink-faced, he was born in 1935, educated at Corby School, Sunderland and De la Salle (RC) College, Manchester, worked initially as a schoolteacher, and then as an engineering industry project manager. A Catholic who prefers to see himself as "an MP who is a Catholic and not a Roman Catholic who is an MP", he reflects his church's opinion on abortion.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 6.10% 14.99% 40.68
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.46% 2.49% 18.33
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.12% 4.43% 115.72
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.12% 7.27% 139.15
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.22% 2.56% 8.68
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.12% 3.94% 3.06
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 8.28% 13.04% 63.47
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 17.13% 12.70% 134.88
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 16.92% 8.14% 207.79
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.17% 4.02% 4.22
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.55% 3.19% 111.32
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 17.94% 11.31% 158.65
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.93% 3.06% 95.71
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 10.94% 2.52% 434.37
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 13.86% 9.41% 147.28
5-10K 22.35% 16.63% 134.36
10-15K 19.19% 16.58% 115.76
15-20K 13.65% 13.58% 100.51
20-25K 9.25% 10.39% 88.98
25-30K 6.24% 7.77% 80.27
30-35K 4.26% 5.79% 73.53
35-40K 2.95% 4.33% 68.19
40-45K 2.08% 3.27% 63.82
45-50K 1.49% 2.48% 60.17
50-55K 1.09% 1.90% 57.05
55-60K 0.80% 1.47% 54.34
60-65K 0.60% 1.15% 51.94
65-70K 0.45% 0.91% 49.80
70-75K 0.34% 0.72% 47.87
75-80K 0.27% 0.57% 46.11
80-85K 0.21% 0.46% 44.50
85-90K 0.16% 0.37% 43.02
90-95K 0.13% 0.31% 41.66
95-100K 0.10% 0.25% 40.39
100K + 0.46% 1.34% 34.21

Local Map of the constituency
Stockton North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Stockton North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.84%)
Conservative (- 14.08%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.17%)
Conservative (3.26%) Liberal Democrat (1.05%)
Labour (-  3.41%)
Con - 14.08%
Lab 12.84%
LD - 1.17%
Con 3.26%
Lab - 3.41%
LD 1.05%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Frank Cook
Labour hold
Con Conservative (22.08%) 7,823 22.08%
Lab Labour (63.43%) 22,470 63.43%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.88%) 4,208 11.88%
Oth Other (2.61%) 926 2.61%
Maj Majority (41.34%) 14,647 41.34%
Turn Turnout (54.34%) 35,427 54.34%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Frank Cook
Labour hold
L Frank Cook 22,470 63.43%
C Amanda Vigar 7,823 22.08%
LD Mary Wallace 4,208 11.88%
G Bill Wennington 926 2.61%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Frank Cook
Labour
Con Conservative (18.82%) 8,369 18.82%
Lab Labour (66.84%) 29,726 66.84%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.83%) 4,816 10.83%
Ref Referendum (3.51%) 1,563 3.51%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (48.02%) 21,357 48.02%
Turn Turnout (69.08%) 44,474 69.08%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (32.90%) 16,666 32.90%
Lab Labour (54.00%) 27,332 54.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.00%) 6,060 12.00%
Oth Other (1.10%) 550 1.10%
Maj Majority (21.10%) 10,666 21.10%
Turn Turnout (75.77%) 50,608 75.77%

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