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Tottenham
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
On 22 June 2000 David Lammy became the newest, and indeed the youngest, of the 659 MPs (a role he was to play for just three months) as he was comfortably elected to replace the late Bernie Grant as member for Tottenham. The Conservatives made no progress in this deprived part of London; there seems nothing for them here. The Liberal Democrats increased their share, but only by 8pc, well under their best byelection advances, even in seats Labour are defending. The London Socialist Alliance achieved the five per cent share needed to recover their deposit; but New Labour does not seem threatened from the Left either. Lammy can look forward to becoming a far more senior member of the Commons in more than one sense than he is as yet.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
When David Lammy, a high-flying Blairite barrister, was elected at the June 2000 by-election in place of the late Bernie Grant, he ensured that Labour's tally of black and Asian MPs remained at nine, having beaten Grant's white widow for the nomination. Like Grant from a Guyanese background, he was born in July 1972 (making him the new Baby of the House) and educated at King's School, Peterborough, London University and Harvard Law School. He was once frisked by a policeman at the High Court on the assumption he was the accused.
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 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.29% 2.56% 11.24
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 4.55% 2.04% 222.94
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 21.61% 3.94% 547.96
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.00% 13.04% 0.00
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.41% 8.14% 4.99
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 34.05% 4.02% 846.62
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.51% 3.19% 16.16
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 7.28% 11.31% 64.33
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 7.21% 3.06% 235.39
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.61% 2.52% 24.31
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 23.48% 2.10% 1,118.32
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 2.95
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.99% 9.41% 95.51
5-10K 15.07% 16.63% 90.63
10-15K 15.46% 16.58% 93.25
15-20K 13.20% 13.58% 97.21
20-25K 10.51% 10.39% 101.10
25-30K 8.13% 7.77% 104.53
30-35K 6.22% 5.79% 107.45
35-40K 4.76% 4.33% 109.89
40-45K 3.65% 3.27% 111.90
45-50K 2.82% 2.48% 113.56
50-55K 2.19% 1.90% 114.94
55-60K 1.71% 1.47% 116.08
60-65K 1.35% 1.15% 117.03
65-70K 1.07% 0.91% 117.83
70-75K 0.85% 0.72% 118.50
75-80K 0.68% 0.57% 119.08
80-85K 0.55% 0.46% 119.56
85-90K 0.45% 0.37% 119.99
90-95K 0.37% 0.31% 120.35
95-100K 0.30% 0.25% 120.67
100K + 1.64% 1.34% 122.00

Local Map of the constituency
Tottenham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Tottenham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.78%)
Conservative (- 14.10%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.62%)
Conservative (-  1.78%) Labour (-  1.82%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.26%)
Con - 14.10%
Lab 12.78%
LD - 0.62%
Con - 1.78%
Lab - 1.82%
LD - 1.26%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Lammy
Labour hold
Con Conservative (13.93%) 4,401 13.93%
Lab Labour (67.46%) 21,317 67.46%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.52%) 3,008 9.52%
Oth Other (9.10%) 2,875 9.10%
Maj Majority (53.53%) 16,916 53.53%
Turn Turnout (48.20%) 31,601 48.20%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Lammy
Labour hold
SA Weyman Bennett 1,162 3.68%
G Peter Budge 1,443 4.57%
C Uma Fernandes 4,401 13.93%
LD Meher Khan 3,008 9.52%
L David Lammy 21,317 67.46%
Reform Unver Shefki 270 0.85%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
Byelection Results
By Election (22 June 2000)
Death of Bernard Alexander Montgomery Grant on 8 April 2000
David Lammy
Labour
Con Conservative (16.04%) 2,634 16.04%
Lab Labour (53.51%) 8,785 53.51%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.12%) 3,139 19.12%
Oth Other (11.32%) 1,859 11.32%
Maj Majority (34.39%) 5,646 34.39%
Turn Turnout (25.43%) 16,417 25.43%
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Bernie Grant
Labour
Con Conservative (15.70%) 5,921 15.70%
Lab Labour (69.28%) 26,121 69.28%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.78%) 4,064 10.78%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (4.24%) 1,598 4.24%
Maj Majority (53.58%) 20,200 53.58%
Turn Turnout (56.98%) 37,704 56.98%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (29.80%) 13,341 29.80%
Lab Labour (56.50%) 25,309 56.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.40%) 5,120 11.40%
Oth Other (2.30%) 1,053 2.30%
Maj Majority (26.70%) 11,968 26.70%
Turn Turnout (63.85%) 44,823 63.85%

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