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Tooting
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The one seat in the Tory flagship borough of Wandsworth which has always resisted the tide generated by low local taxation, Tooting is more unfashionable than Putney or even Battersea, but it is also over a quarter non-white. In fact this is a very mixed division indeed, with strong Asian, Afro-Caribbean, Irish, professional middle class and even east European elements around the green spaces of Tooting Bec, Wandsworth and Clapham Commons. After several competitive races, it now seems safely Labour.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Tom Cox is one of Labour's longest runners - first elected in 1970. A former power station worker, and before that a Bevin boy, he was born in 1930 and educated (as far as he is prepared to say) at an LCC council school and (in some form) at the LSE. Apart from being a Whip between 1974 and 1979, he has performed as a loud-voiced backbench campaigner against local kerb crawlers, backed the Greeks against the Turks in Cyprus and, when it mattered, kept the Tories out of at least one of the parliamentary seats in their yuppified flagship borough of Wandsworth.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
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 0.55% 4.43% 12.41
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.25% 7.27% 3.48
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 8.29% 2.56% 323.40
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 38.90% 2.04% 1,906.02
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 15.68% 3.94% 397.63
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 1.47% 13.04% 11.29
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 26.66% 4.02% 662.98
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.46% 3.19% 14.33
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.00% 11.31% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 5.65% 3.06% 184.44
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.81% 2.10% 86.13
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.27% 0.06% 434.12
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 4.96% 9.41% 52.71
5-10K 9.87% 16.63% 59.34
10-15K 11.84% 16.58% 71.41
15-20K 11.57% 13.58% 85.18
20-25K 10.32% 10.39% 99.34
25-30K 8.81% 7.77% 113.32
30-35K 7.35% 5.79% 126.81
35-40K 6.05% 4.33% 139.68
40-45K 4.96% 3.27% 151.87
45-50K 4.06% 2.48% 163.39
50-55K 3.32% 1.90% 174.25
55-60K 2.72% 1.47% 184.49
60-65K 2.24% 1.15% 194.17
65-70K 1.84% 0.91% 203.33
70-75K 1.52% 0.72% 212.00
75-80K 1.27% 0.57% 220.24
80-85K 1.05% 0.46% 228.07
85-90K 0.88% 0.37% 235.54
90-95K 0.74% 0.31% 242.68
95-100K 0.62% 0.25% 249.51
100K + 3.89% 1.34% 289.08

Local Map of the constituency
Tooting - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Tooting - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.48%) Liberal Democrat (1.97%)
Conservative (- 12.98%)
Liberal Democrat (5.48%)
Conservative (-  0.70%) Labour (-  5.59%)
Con - 12.98%
Lab 11.48%
LD 1.97%
Con - 0.70%
Lab - 5.59%
LD 5.48%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tom Cox
Labour hold
Con Conservative (26.42%) 9,932 26.42%
Lab Labour (54.09%) 20,332 54.09%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.85%) 5,583 14.85%
Oth Other (4.64%) 1,744 4.64%
Maj Majority (27.67%) 10,400 27.67%
Turn Turnout (54.92%) 37,591 54.92%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Tom Cox
Labour hold
L Tom Cox 20,332 54.09%
LD Simon James 5,583 14.85%
G Matthew Ledbury 1,744 4.64%
C Alexander Nicoll 9,932 26.42%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Tom Cox
Labour
Con Conservative (27.12%) 12,505 27.12%
Lab Labour (59.68%) 27,516 59.68%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.37%) 4,320 9.37%
Ref Referendum (1.80%) 829 1.80%
Oth Other (2.03%) 935 2.03%
Maj Majority (32.56%) 15,011 32.56%
Turn Turnout (69.17%) 46,105 69.17%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (40.10%) 20,494 40.10%
Lab Labour (48.20%) 24,601 48.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.40%) 3,776 7.40%
Oth Other (4.30%) 2,217 4.30%
Maj Majority (8.00%) 4,107 8.00%
Turn Turnout (76.00%) 51,088 76.00%

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