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Tiverton & Honiton
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
There are three Tory seats in Devon which just eluded the Liberal Democrat surge in 1997 (Teignbridge, Totnes and this one), but it is more likely that they will be concentrating on trying to hold two very vulnerable gains they did make then, Torbay and Torridge and West Devon (it seems a case of "all the Ts in Devon"). The most recent Mid Devon district council results in May 1999 were fairly evenly divided between Lib Dem successes and Independent victories (usually acting as a surrogate for Tories here in the heart of Devon), and this does not include the more conservative East Devon section including Honiton and Ottery St Mary. It all adds up to a likely Conservative hold.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Angela Browning, as shadow Leader of the Commons, is one of the Conservatives' female frontbenchers, faute de mieux given paucity of numbers. First elected in 1992, she presents herself as a somewhat defensively strident Redwood campaign-managing Eurosceptic. Born 1946, daughter of a Reading University lab technician, educated at Westwood Girls' Grammar School, Reading and at technology colleges in Reading and Bournemouth, she formerly worked as a sales manager and management consultant. A junior Agriculture minister under Major, she quit the opposition front bench in 1998 to look after her disabled son but then returned in 2000 to her current unanticipated prominence. Liberal Democrat hopes here rest again with Jim Barnard, a sometime forensic scientist at Scotland Yard, but latterly a dairy farmer and chairman of a farmers' marketing co-operative. He was born 1947, educated at Wells Cathedral School and Leeds University, and doubles-up - if it is any recommendation - as an adviser to 'The Archers'.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 21.25% 14.99% 141.73
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 11.97% 2.13% 563.02
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 7.03% 2.49% 282.57
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.97% 4.43% 21.89
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 7.17% 7.27% 98.63
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.62% 3.94% 15.68
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 25.10% 13.04% 192.47
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.79% 12.70% 45.57
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.40% 8.14% 103.11
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.18% 4.02% 79.14
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.31% 3.19% 72.44
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.22% 11.31% 55.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.00% 3.06% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
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 9.55% 9.41% 101.48
5-10K 18.66% 16.63% 112.17
10-15K 18.66% 16.58% 112.54
15-20K 14.72% 13.58% 108.37
20-25K 10.67% 10.39% 102.67
25-30K 7.52% 7.77% 96.74
30-35K 5.28% 5.79% 91.12
35-40K 3.72% 4.33% 85.97
40-45K 2.66% 3.27% 81.33
45-50K 1.92% 2.48% 77.16
50-55K 1.40% 1.90% 73.42
55-60K 1.03% 1.47% 70.06
60-65K 0.77% 1.15% 67.03
65-70K 0.58% 0.91% 64.30
70-75K 0.44% 0.72% 61.82
75-80K 0.34% 0.57% 59.56
80-85K 0.27% 0.46% 57.49
85-90K 0.21% 0.37% 55.60
90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 53.85
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 52.25
100K + 0.60% 1.34% 44.51

Local Map of the constituency
Tiverton & Honiton - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Tiverton & Honiton - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (1.85%) Liberal Democrat (6.83%)
Conservative (-  9.97%)
Conservative (5.74%)
Labour (-  0.93%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.73%)
Con - 9.97%
Lab 1.85%
LD 6.83%
Con 5.74%
Lab - 0.93%
LD - 2.73%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Angela Browning
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (47.07%) 26,258 47.07%
Lab Labour (11.92%) 6,647 11.92%
LD Liberal Democrat (35.81%) 19,974 35.81%
Oth Other (5.21%) 2,905 5.21%
Maj Majority (11.26%) 6,284 11.26%
Turn Turnout (69.17%) 55,784 69.17%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Angela Browning
Conservative hold
LD Jim Barnard 19,974 35.81%
C Angela Browning 26,258 47.07%
G Matthew Burgess 1,030 1.85%
UK Alan Langmaid 1,281 2.30%
L Isabel Owen 6,647 11.92%
Lib Jennifer Roach 594 1.06%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Angela Browning
Conservative
Con Conservative (41.33%) 24,438 41.33%
Lab Labour (12.85%) 7,598 12.85%
LD Liberal Democrat (38.53%) 22,785 38.53%
Ref Referendum (4.99%) 2,952 4.99%
Oth Other (2.29%) 1,356 2.29%
Maj Majority (2.80%) 1,653 2.80%
Turn Turnout (78.06%) 59,129 78.06%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (51.30%) 30,536 51.30%
Lab Labour (11.00%) 6,524 11.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (31.70%) 18,872 31.70%
Oth Other (6.10%) 3,622 6.10%
Maj Majority (19.60%) 11,664 19.60%
Turn Turnout (81.81%) 59,554 81.81%

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