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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Tweedale, Ettrick & Lauderdale
Liberal Democrat hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Although Labour advanced into second place, less than 1,500 votes behind David Steel's successor Michael Moore, in 1997, but that is probably as close as they are going to get in this west Borders seat. The Liberal Democrats held this seat in the Scottish Parliament elections two years later with a much more comfortable lead of 4,478, and this over the SNP with Labour just behind in third. With the Conservatives not far behind (though plumb last) the divided opposition should let Moore back even with a share of vote in the low thirties, percentage-wise.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Michael Moore, a Transport spokesman and the political son and heir of David Steel, who shooed him in here after his own 32-year stint, was elected in 1997, one son of the Manse in the steps of another. He is a keen devolutionist who helped broker the Scottish Lab-Lib coalition in 1999 despite having Labour as his own local opponent. Tall, boyish-looking and Ulster-born in 1965, he was educated at fee-paying Strathallan School, Jedburgh Grammar School and Edinburgh University, and worked as an accountant for six years. Notwithstanding his former profession, his role as an assiduous constituency MP involves defence of the local textile industry.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 13.21% 14.99% 88.13
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 3.89% 2.13% 183.08
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 3.25% 2.49% 130.89
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 2.83% 4.43% 63.99
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 14.06% 7.27% 193.34
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.90% 2.56% 74.22
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.29% 2.04% 63.02
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.93% 3.94% 48.85
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 7.64% 13.04% 58.62
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.48% 12.70% 43.17
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.36% 8.14% 78.06
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.93% 4.02% 48.02
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 7.31% 3.19% 229.36
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 23.14% 11.31% 204.58
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.91% 3.06% 160.38
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.81% 2.52% 32.04
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.05% 0.06% 78.61
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.14% 9.41% 97.14
5-10K 17.22% 16.63% 103.51
10-15K 17.39% 16.58% 104.89
15-20K 14.17% 13.58% 104.29
20-25K 10.69% 10.39% 102.82
25-30K 7.85% 7.77% 100.96
30-35K 5.73% 5.79% 98.94
35-40K 4.20% 4.33% 96.90
40-45K 3.10% 3.27% 94.90
45-50K 2.31% 2.48% 92.98
50-55K 1.74% 1.90% 91.16
55-60K 1.32% 1.47% 89.45
60-65K 1.01% 1.15% 87.84
65-70K 0.78% 0.91% 86.33
70-75K 0.61% 0.72% 84.92
75-80K 0.48% 0.57% 83.60
80-85K 0.38% 0.46% 82.36
85-90K 0.30% 0.37% 81.19
90-95K 0.24% 0.31% 80.10
95-100K 0.20% 0.25% 79.07
100K + 0.99% 1.34% 73.60

Local Map of the constituency
Tweedale, Ettrick & Lauderdale - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Tweedale, Ettrick & Lauderdale - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.01%)
Conservative (-  8.59%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.78%) SNP (-  0.10%)
Liberal Democrat (11.03%)
Conservative (-  6.70%) Labour (-  0.68%) SNP (-  4.74%)
Con - 8.59%
Lab 11.01%
LD - 3.78%
SNP - 0.10%
Con - 6.70%
Lab - 0.68%
LD 11.03%
SNP - 4.74%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Michael Moore
Liberal Democrat hold
Con Conservative (15.41%) 5,118 15.41%
Lab Labour (26.73%) 8,878 26.73%
LD Liberal Democrat (42.25%) 14,035 42.25%
SNP SNP (12.37%) 4,108 12.37%
Oth Other (3.25%) 1,078 3.25%
Maj Majority (15.53%) 5,157 15.53%
Turn Turnout (63.92%) 33,217 63.92%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Michael Moore
Liberal Democrat hold
C Andrew Brocklehurst 5,118 15.41%
L Keith Geddes 8,878 26.73%
Lib John Hein 383 1.15%
SSP Norman Lockhart 695 2.09%
LD Michael Moore 14,035 42.25%
SNP Richard Thomas 4,108 12.37%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Michael Moore
Liberal Democrat
Con Conservative (22.11%) 8,623 22.11%
Lab Labour (27.41%) 10,689 27.41%
LD Liberal Democrat (31.22%) 12,178 31.22%
SNP SNP (17.10%) 6,671 17.10%
Ref Referendum (1.04%) 406 1.04%
Oth Other (1.11%) 434 1.11%
Maj Majority (3.82%) 1,489 3.82%
Turn Turnout (76.64%) 39,001 76.64%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Liberal Democrat
Con Conservative (30.70%) 12,218 30.70%
Lab Labour (16.40%) 6,538 16.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (35.00%) 13,953 35.00%
SNP SNP (17.20%) 6,835 17.20%
Oth Other (0.70%) 276 0.70%
Maj Majority (4.40%) 1,735 4.40%
Turn Turnout (79.28%) 39,820 79.28%

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