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Streatham
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The seat named Streatham was Conservative even in 1945 and 1966 and all the way through to 1992, but it has changed in three dramatic ways since then. First, there were substantial boundary changes which have moved the northern edge of this southernmost constituency in Lambeth Borough to the mixed race and inner city neighbourhoods near the heart of Brixton in Tulse Hill ward; Railton Road, the "Front Line" of the riots of the early 1980s, is now in this seat, which overall is 28pc non-white. Over half the residents of the Brixton neighbourhood are white, contrary to popular belief, but this is the kind of resident which does not mind, even relishes, cultural diversity. Second there have been the regional London wing to Labour since their dark days, particularly in Lambeth, the borough of "Red Ted" Knight in the late 70s and early 80s. Finally, a 15pc swing, not untypical for London boosted Keith Hill's majority to over 18,000 in the national landslide year of 1997. It is one of the most spectacular transformations in the country.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Keith Hill, Minister for London and previously a union and Party apparatchik, won Streatham in 1992 as its first ever Labour MP. He spent 16 years as political officer with the NUR, two years in the Labour Party's international department, and eight years teaching politics at Leicester and Strathclyde Universities, during which time he was an expert in "segmented pluralism" in Belgium. Born 1943 and educated at City of Leicester Boys' Grammar School and Corpus Christi College Oxford, given ageism he was lucky to be made a Whip in 1998, assisted by a gregarious and youthful manner belying his 55 years. With the largest rictus in the business and with an effortlessly fluent high camp style at the dispatch box, he is one of the government's insufficiently sung heroes, notwithstanding his unintentionally ambiguous dubbing of motor cycling enthusiast Salford MP Hazel Blears as "Blears the Bike".
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.86% 14.99% 5.77
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 6.99% 2.56% 272.45
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 27.97% 2.04% 1,370.35
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 23.90% 3.94% 605.95
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.00% 13.04% 0.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 14.17% 4.02% 352.40
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.00% 3.19% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 1.15% 11.31% 10.15
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 9.66% 3.06% 315.55
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 15.30% 2.10% 728.47
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.51% 9.41% 58.54
5-10K 10.84% 16.63% 65.18
10-15K 12.64% 16.58% 76.22
15-20K 12.01% 13.58% 88.42
20-25K 10.46% 10.39% 100.64
25-30K 8.74% 7.77% 112.39
30-35K 7.15% 5.79% 123.48
35-40K 5.80% 4.33% 133.84
40-45K 4.68% 3.27% 143.47
45-50K 3.78% 2.48% 152.41
50-55K 3.06% 1.90% 160.70
55-60K 2.48% 1.47% 168.41
60-65K 2.02% 1.15% 175.60
65-70K 1.65% 0.91% 182.30
70-75K 1.36% 0.72% 188.58
75-80K 1.12% 0.57% 194.48
80-85K 0.93% 0.46% 200.03
85-90K 0.77% 0.37% 205.26
90-95K 0.64% 0.31% 210.22
95-100K 0.54% 0.25% 214.91
100K + 3.24% 1.34% 240.82

Local Map of the constituency
Streatham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Streatham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.38%) Liberal Democrat (3.55%)
Conservative (- 16.66%)
Liberal Democrat (4.75%)
Conservative (-  3.80%) Labour (-  5.91%)
Con - 16.66%
Lab 13.38%
LD 3.55%
Con - 3.80%
Lab - 5.91%
LD 4.75%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Keith Hill
Labour hold
Con Conservative (17.94%) 6,639 17.94%
Lab Labour (56.87%) 21,041 56.87%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.30%) 6,771 18.30%
Oth Other (6.88%) 2,547 6.88%
Maj Majority (38.57%) 14,270 38.57%
Turn Turnout (48.67%) 36,998 48.67%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Keith Hill
Labour hold
L Keith Hill 21,041 56.87%
C Stephen Hocking 6,639 17.94%
LD Roger O'Brien 6,771 18.30%
G Mohammed Sajid 1,641 4.44%
SA Greg Tucker 906 2.45%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Keith Hill
Labour
Con Conservative (21.74%) 9,758 21.74%
Lab Labour (62.78%) 28,181 62.78%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.55%) 6,082 13.55%
Ref Referendum (1.92%) 864 1.92%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (41.04%) 18,423 41.04%
Turn Turnout (60.24%) 44,885 60.24%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (38.40%) 19,114 38.40%
Lab Labour (49.40%) 24,585 49.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.00%) 4,966 10.00%
Oth Other (2.20%) 1,107 2.20%
Maj Majority (11.00%) 5,471 11.00%
Turn Turnout (70.09%) 49,772 70.09%

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