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Stretford & Urmston
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This new pairing stretches from almost the heart of Manchester in Stretford, which actually includes the Old Trafford football and cricket grounds right out to suburban Cheshire semi-detached owner-occupied trerritory in Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme, which used to hold the name of its own seat until 1997. That was Conservative, indeed the constituency of Winston Churchill (junior), but it was easily overwhelmed in the circumstances of 1997 by the Stretford section. Here, as within the mighty stadium of United, the reds seem well nigh invincible.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Beverley Hughes, a worthy junior Environment minister after a stint as PPS to the equally worthy Environment Minister Hilary Armstrong, was elected in 1997, with a 'bog-standard' (as Alistair Campbell might say) Labour MP's background of local councillor (Trafford, which she led for two years) and lecturer (in social work, having earlier been a probation officer). She was born in 1959 and educated at Ellesmere Port Grammar School and Manchester University, and is one of only eight of Blair's 65 1997 Babes to have been given a job. No pair of hands is more safe or reliable.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 6.62% 14.99% 44.16
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.58% 2.49% 23.43
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.26% 4.43% 5.87
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.92% 7.27% 150.12
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.49% 2.56% 19.27
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.63% 3.94% 66.80
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 27.35% 13.04% 209.72
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 13.77% 12.70% 108.43
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.22% 8.14% 76.35
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.60% 4.02% 188.99
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.38% 3.19% 74.62
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 12.04% 11.31% 106.42
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.83% 3.06% 92.52
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 2.96% 2.52% 117.50
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 3.35% 2.10% 159.34
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.30% 9.41% 98.79
5-10K 17.12% 16.63% 102.91
10-15K 17.45% 16.58% 105.23
15-20K 14.36% 13.58% 105.73
20-25K 10.89% 10.39% 104.79
25-30K 8.00% 7.77% 102.86
30-35K 5.81% 5.79% 100.30
35-40K 4.22% 4.33% 97.40
40-45K 3.08% 3.27% 94.34
45-50K 2.27% 2.48% 91.25
50-55K 1.68% 1.90% 88.22
55-60K 1.26% 1.47% 85.28
60-65K 0.95% 1.15% 82.48
65-70K 0.72% 0.91% 79.82
70-75K 0.56% 0.72% 77.31
75-80K 0.43% 0.57% 74.95
80-85K 0.34% 0.46% 72.74
85-90K 0.26% 0.37% 70.68
90-95K 0.21% 0.31% 68.74
95-100K 0.17% 0.25% 66.94
100K + 0.79% 1.34% 58.45

Local Map of the constituency
Stretford & Urmston - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Stretford & Urmston - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.59%)
Conservative (- 10.32%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.03%)
Labour (2.59%) Liberal Democrat (1.81%)
Conservative (-  3.37%)
Con - 10.32%
Lab 9.59%
LD - 1.03%
Con - 3.37%
Lab 2.59%
LD 1.81%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Beverley Hughes
Labour hold
Con Conservative (27.11%) 10,565 27.11%
Lab Labour (61.08%) 23,804 61.08%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.98%) 3,891 9.98%
Oth Other (1.83%) 713 1.83%
Maj Majority (33.97%) 13,239 33.97%
Turn Turnout (54.95%) 38,973 54.95%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Beverley Hughes
Labour hold
LD John Bridges 3,891 9.98%
L Beverley Hughes 23,804 61.08%
C Jonathan Mackie 10,565 27.11%
I Katie Price 713 1.83%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Beverley Hughes
Labour
Con Conservative (30.48%) 14,840 30.48%
Lab Labour (58.49%) 28,480 58.49%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.17%) 3,978 8.17%
Ref Referendum (2.87%) 1,397 2.87%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (28.01%) 13,640 28.01%
Turn Turnout (69.65%) 48,695 69.65%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (40.80%) 22,443 40.80%
Lab Labour (48.90%) 26,925 48.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.20%) 5,084 9.20%
Oth Other (1.00%) 567 1.00%
Maj Majority (8.10%) 4,482 8.10%
Turn Turnout (74.85%) 55,019 74.85%

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