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Swansea East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The second city of Wales has its leafy residential areas, parks and university, and indeed Tory wards, but their influence is not to be found in the gritty industrial east end, which no longer includes the city centre either. Labour's Donald Anderson received 29,000 votes in 1997, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats approximately 3,500 each. Nor is Plaid Cymru a threat in a 90pc English speaking city, although technically they achieved a 29pc swing against Labour on a 36pc turnout in the 1999 Assembly elections - and that wasn't enough.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Donald Anderson, a bald and arthritic, earnest eminence grise as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, was first elected for Monmouth (1966-70) and for this seat in 1974. A non-practising barrister, born 1939, educated at Swansea Grammar School, Swansea University and the Inner Temple, he was initially a diplomat. Formerly for nine years an Opposition spokesman on foreign or legal affairs, he brings to questions such as pornography, drink and Sunday trading a steely Methodist eye, and is a former voter against lowering the homosexual age of consent, reduced in recent votes to mere abstention.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.81% 14.99% 32.06
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 1.57% 4.43% 35.44
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.53% 7.27% 130.97
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.01% 2.56% 0.35
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.09% 3.94% 2.25
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 8.56% 13.04% 65.65
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 32.69% 12.70% 257.38
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.42% 8.14% 164.85
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.37% 4.02% 9.27
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.93% 3.19% 186.19
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 16.51% 11.31% 145.99
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.18% 3.06% 38.50
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.33% 2.52% 211.53
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 13.34% 9.41% 141.70
5-10K 22.12% 16.63% 132.97
10-15K 19.83% 16.58% 119.63
15-20K 14.40% 13.58% 105.99
20-25K 9.72% 10.39% 93.57
25-30K 6.44% 7.77% 82.81
30-35K 4.27% 5.79% 73.68
35-40K 2.86% 4.33% 66.00
40-45K 1.94% 3.27% 59.54
45-50K 1.34% 2.48% 54.08
50-55K 0.94% 1.90% 49.44
55-60K 0.67% 1.47% 45.48
60-65K 0.48% 1.15% 42.07
65-70K 0.35% 0.91% 39.12
70-75K 0.26% 0.72% 36.55
75-80K 0.20% 0.57% 34.28
80-85K 0.15% 0.46% 32.29
85-90K 0.11% 0.37% 30.52
90-95K 0.09% 0.31% 28.93
95-100K 0.07% 0.25% 27.51
100K + 0.29% 1.34% 21.46

Local Map of the constituency
Swansea East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Swansea East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (5.68%)
Conservative (-  7.94%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.61%) Plaid Cymru (-  0.22%)
Conservative (0.80%) Liberal Democrat (1.29%) Plaid Cymru (8.14%)
Labour (- 10.16%)
Con - 7.94%
Lab 5.68%
LD - 0.61%
PC - 0.22%
Con 0.80%
Lab - 10.16%
LD 1.29%
PC 8.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Donald Anderson
Labour hold
Con Conservative (10.06%) 3,026 10.06%
Lab Labour (65.22%) 19,612 65.22%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.19%) 3,064 10.19%
PC Plaid Cymru (11.52%) 3,464 11.52%
Oth Other (3.01%) 906 3.01%
Maj Majority (53.70%) 16,148 53.70%
Turn Turnout (52.51%) 30,072 52.51%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Donald Anderson
Labour hold
L Donald Anderson 19,612 65.22%
PC John Ball 3,464 11.52%
UK Tim Jenkins 443 1.47%
C Paul Morris 3,026 10.06%
LD Robert Speht 3,064 10.19%
G Tony Young 463 1.54%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Donald Anderson
Labour
Con Conservative (9.26%) 3,582 9.26%
Lab Labour (75.38%) 29,151 75.38%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.89%) 3,440 8.89%
PC Plaid Cymru (3.38%) 1,308 3.38%
Ref Referendum (2.34%) 904 2.34%
Oth Other (0.75%) 289 0.75%
Maj Majority (66.11%) 25,569 66.11%
Turn Turnout (67.41%) 38,674 67.41%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (17.20%) 7,697 17.20%
Lab Labour (69.70%) 31,179 69.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.50%) 4,248 9.50%
PC Plaid Cymru (3.60%) 1,607 3.60%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (52.50%) 23,482 52.50%
Turn Turnout (75.28%) 44,731 75.28%

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