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Suffolk South
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Tim Yeo has the largest Conservative majority in Suffolk, which is not saying much as it is only 4,175; but this could only ever be close in a massive Labour landslide. There are some Labour votes in Sudbury, which has been the recipient of some London overspill since the war, and its satellite Great Cornard, but a glance at the picture-book (and film set) towns of Lavenham and Long Melford, or Constable country by the Stour, with its colour-washed and thatched cottages suggst the peaceable heart of England, with much to conserve and/or escape to. This sounds fairly deeply Conservative barring further catastrophe.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Tim Yeo, Shadow Agriculture Minister, has been MP here since the seat's creation in 1983 when he replaced the sitting MP Keith Stainton. Born 1945, a doctor's son, and educated at Charterhouse and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, he worked for Peter Walker before running the Spastics Society and rose as an MP under the patronage of Douglas Hurd, whom he backed for leader in 1990. Since then he has redefined One Nation Toryism as not "excessively pro-European or leftwing" and trimmed in the direction of William Hague's rightwing Euroscepticism, backing him rather than Clarke in 1997. A pink-faced, plummy-voiced charmer, he is perhaps best known as the first of John Major's Back-to-Basics casualties, exposed in 1994 for fathering two illegitimate children, for which he was forced to resign as an Environment Minister, fend off a deselection threat, and manage - luckily - to retain his seat in the electoral rout of 1997. His family celebrated his 50th birthday with a banner declaiming 'fifty but frisky;' whilst Simon Hoggart (The Guardian) calculated that "the average adult British woman is four times more likely to have a love child by Tory Agriculture Spokesman, Tim Yeo, than to contract CJD through beef on the bone".
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 31.54% 14.99% 210.34
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 2.32% 2.13% 109.24
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.95% 2.49% 78.23
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 9.20% 4.43% 207.92
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.16% 7.27% 98.39
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.64% 2.56% 25.11
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.14% 3.94% 3.66
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 18.73% 13.04% 143.64
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 6.69% 12.70% 52.68
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.09% 8.14% 111.59
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.06% 4.02% 51.22
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.67% 3.19% 115.09
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.93% 11.31% 52.42
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.89% 2.52% 35.21
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% 89.19
5-10K 15.42% 16.63% 92.72
10-15K 16.14% 16.58% 97.37
15-20K 13.74% 13.58% 101.17
20-25K 10.80% 10.39% 103.94
25-30K 8.22% 7.77% 105.79
30-35K 6.19% 5.79% 106.92
35-40K 4.66% 4.33% 107.49
40-45K 3.51% 3.27% 107.64
45-50K 2.67% 2.48% 107.48
50-55K 2.04% 1.90% 107.12
55-60K 1.57% 1.47% 106.60
60-65K 1.22% 1.15% 105.99
65-70K 0.95% 0.91% 105.32
70-75K 0.75% 0.72% 104.62
75-80K 0.60% 0.57% 103.91
80-85K 0.48% 0.46% 103.20
85-90K 0.38% 0.37% 102.50
90-95K 0.31% 0.31% 101.81
95-100K 0.25% 0.25% 101.15
100K + 1.31% 1.34% 97.54

Local Map of the constituency
Suffolk South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Suffolk South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.50%) Liberal Democrat (1.50%)
Conservative (- 13.97%)
Conservative (4.06%) Labour (0.88%)
Liberal Democrat (-  2.76%)
Con - 13.97%
Lab 7.50%
LD 1.50%
Con 4.06%
Lab 0.88%
LD - 2.76%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tim Yeo
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (41.39%) 18,748 41.39%
Lab Labour (30.17%) 13,667 30.17%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.94%) 11,296 24.94%
Oth Other (3.49%) 1,582 3.49%
Maj Majority (11.22%) 5,081 11.22%
Turn Turnout (66.21%) 45,293 66.21%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tim Yeo
Conservative hold
UK Derek Allen 1,582 3.49%
LD Tessa Munt 11,296 24.94%
C Tim Yeo 18,748 41.39%
L Marc Young 13,667 30.17%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Tim Yeo
Conservative
Con Conservative (37.33%) 19,402 37.33%
Lab Labour (29.30%) 15,227 29.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (27.70%) 14,395 27.70%
Ref Referendum (5.27%) 2,740 5.27%
Oth Other (0.41%) 211 0.41%
Maj Majority (8.03%) 4,175 8.03%
Turn Turnout (77.20%) 51,975 77.20%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (51.30%) 27,036 51.30%
Lab Labour (21.80%) 11,504 21.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.20%) 13,828 26.20%
Oth Other (0.60%) 319 0.60%
Maj Majority (25.10%) 13,208 25.10%
Turn Turnout (80.58%) 52,687 80.58%

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