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Birmingham, Hall Green
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Hall Green was one of the two seats held by the Conservatives before they were wiped out in Birmingham in 1997, but it fell by a greater margin than Edgbaston, and it will take a swing of more than 10pc for Chris White to remove Steve McCabe. The Conservative candidates for the wards within this seat on Birmingham's southern edge (Billesley, Brandwood and the eponymous Hall Green) garnered narrowly more votes than their Labour counterparts in 1998 and 1999, but 15pc more in 2000, a good year for the Tories in the West Midlands. The chances are that the next general election will see a much closer result in this constituency.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Strongly Scots-accented former social worker Steve McCabe, who won this seat in 1997, is one of a score of migrant Scots occupying Labour seats in England. Born 1955, educated at Port Glasgow Senior Secondary School, Moray House College of Education, and Bradford University, he has done little to earn his self-description as a ‘socialist Blairite', though he has called on the RUC to cease being a ‘colonial police force'. His Tory challenger, 33 year-old Rover executive Chris White, works at Longbridge and may seek to hang that plant's problems round the government's neck.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.49% 14.99% 76.67
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.98% 2.49% 39.25
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.34% 4.43% 7.76
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.31% 7.27% 45.56
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.28% 2.56% 10.83
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.17% 3.94% 4.35
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 25.31% 13.04% 194.11
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 10.27% 12.70% 80.84
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.53% 8.14% 104.80
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 5.68% 4.02% 141.36
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.46% 3.19% 140.10
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 25.10% 11.31% 221.90
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.81% 3.06% 91.73
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.74% 2.52% 29.48
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.51% 2.10% 24.35
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 11.31% 9.41% 120.16
£5-10K 18.13% 16.63% 109.02
£10-15K 17.37% 16.58% 104.76
£15-20K 13.87% 13.58% 102.12
£20-25K 10.36% 10.39% 99.69
£25-30K 7.55% 7.77% 97.12
£30-35K 5.47% 5.79% 94.38
£35-40K 3.97% 4.33% 91.54
£40-45K 2.90% 3.27% 88.67
£45-50K 2.13% 2.48% 85.83
£50-55K 1.58% 1.90% 83.06
£55-60K 1.19% 1.47% 80.40
£60-65K 0.90% 1.15% 77.86
£65-70K 0.68% 0.91% 75.44
£70-75K 0.53% 0.72% 73.15
£75-80K 0.41% 0.57% 70.99
£80-85K 0.32% 0.46% 68.95
£85-90K 0.25% 0.37% 67.04
£90-95K 0.20% 0.31% 65.23
£95-100K 0.16% 0.25% 63.53
£100K + 0.74% 1.34% 54.83

Local Map of the constituency
Birmingham, Hall Green - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Birmingham, Hall Green - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.20%)
Conservative (- 12.74%) Liberal Democrat (-  5.95%)
Conservative (1.10%) Labour (1.06%)
Liberal Democrat (-  0.80%)
Con - 12.74%
Lab 15.20%
LD - 5.95%
Con 1.10%
Lab 1.06%
LD - 0.80%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Steve McCabe
Labour hold
Con Conservative (34.46%) 11,401 34.46%
Lab Labour (54.56%) 18,049 54.56%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.84%) 2,926 8.84%
Oth Other (2.14%) 708 2.14%
Maj Majority (20.09%) 6,648 20.09%
Turn Turnout (57.47%) 33,084 57.47%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Steve McCabe
Labour hold
UK Peter Johnson 708 2.14%
L Steve McCabe 18,049 54.56%
LD Punjab Singh 2,926 8.84%
C Chris White 11,401 34.46%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Stephen McCabe
Labour gain
Con Conservative (33.36%) 13,952 33.36%
Lab Labour (53.50%) 22,372 53.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.65%) 4,034 9.65%
Ref Referendum (3.49%) 1,461 3.49%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (20.13%) 8,420 20.13%
Turn Turnout (71.16%) 41,819 71.16%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (46.10%) 21,649 46.10%
Lab Labour (38.30%) 17,984 38.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (15.60%) 7,342 15.60%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (7.80%) 3,665 7.80%
Turn Turnout (77.11%) 46,975 77.11%

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