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Vauxhall
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
There are some distinguished names in a seat so close to the heart of London, just across the river from Westminster itself: the former London County Hall, Lambeth Palace, the South Bank arts complex, the Oval Test and Surrey cricket ground and the Waterloo stations, terminal for the Channel tunnel passenger service Eurostar. However this is in the main poor inner city terrain, at the north end of the borough of Lambeth. Lambeth has had its troubles in the past, especially within a Labour party variously accused of extremist left wing policies, and incompetence. The Liberal Democrats have picked them up on this, and held several wards in the far north of the seat in the May 1998 borough elections, finishing only 10pc behind Labour within Vauxhall constituency. In the General Election their candidate Keith Kerr moved into second place, but Kate Hoey is very safe here in national contests, and Labour wins at all levels as the seat moves south into parts of Clapham and Brixton.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Kate Hoey is one of Labour's tousled-haired, shoulder-padded, feminising shock troops of the 1980s. Elected here in 1989, she now combines her career as Sports Minister with politically incorrect views in favour of fox-hunting, gun ownership and football terracing. She is unsympathetic to "women's ministries or female issues", and is a non-republican in Irish politics - a fairly off-message attitudinal set. Bearing the stamp of her Ulster background with a metallic nasal brogue, she was born in 1946 into a farming family, attended Belfast Royal Academy, Ulster College of Physical Education and City of London College. She worked as a further education lecturer and eventually as 'educational adviser' to Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea football clubs. Like many Blair ministers she has an airbrushed left-wing past, in her case as a member of the Trotskyist International Marxist Group, in which incarnation she gave NUS President Jack Straw some trouble back in the later 1960s. Her partner Tom Stoddart helped coax Martin Bell to stand as a Labour-backed 'Independent' in Tatton in 1997.
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 0.06% 2.13% 2.60
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.24% 2.49% 9.79
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.19% 7.27% 2.67
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.84% 2.56% 71.73
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 11.57% 2.04% 566.91
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 24.29% 3.94% 615.90
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 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.37% 4.02% 83.81
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.00% 3.19% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.00% 11.31% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 12.89% 3.06% 420.83
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 45.31% 2.10% 2,157.64
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.24% 0.06% 384.90
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.17% 9.41% 97.39
5-10K 14.19% 16.63% 85.29
10-15K 14.30% 16.58% 86.24
15-20K 12.30% 13.58% 90.54
20-25K 9.97% 10.39% 95.93
25-30K 7.90% 7.77% 101.57
30-35K 6.21% 5.79% 107.15
35-40K 4.87% 4.33% 112.51
40-45K 3.84% 3.27% 117.61
45-50K 3.04% 2.48% 122.43
50-55K 2.42% 1.90% 126.98
55-60K 1.94% 1.47% 131.29
60-65K 1.56% 1.15% 135.35
65-70K 1.26% 0.91% 139.21
70-75K 1.03% 0.72% 142.86
75-80K 0.84% 0.57% 146.34
80-85K 0.69% 0.46% 149.66
85-90K 0.57% 0.37% 152.82
90-95K 0.48% 0.31% 155.85
95-100K 0.40% 0.25% 158.74
100K + 2.36% 1.34% 175.37

Local Map of the constituency
Vauxhall - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Vauxhall - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.69%) Liberal Democrat (1.62%)
Conservative (- 11.39%)
Liberal Democrat (5.04%)
Conservative (-  1.14%) Labour (-  1.93%)
Con - 11.39%
Lab 7.69%
LD 1.62%
Con - 1.14%
Lab - 1.93%
LD 5.04%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Kate Hoey
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.07%) 4,489 14.07%
Lab Labour (61.86%) 19,738 61.86%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.06%) 6,720 21.06%
Oth Other (3.01%) 960 3.01%
Maj Majority (40.80%) 13,018 40.80%
Turn Turnout (42.84%) 31,907 42.84%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Kate Hoey
Labour hold
SA Theresa Bennett 853 2.67%
C Anthony Bottrall 4,489 14.07%
I Martin Boyd 107 0.34%
LD Shane Collins 6,720 21.06%
L Kate Hoey 19,738 61.86%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Kate Hoey
Labour
Con Conservative (15.21%) 5,942 15.21%
Lab Labour (63.79%) 24,920 63.79%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.02%) 6,260 16.02%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (4.98%) 1,944 4.98%
Maj Majority (47.77%) 18,660 47.77%
Turn Turnout (55.49%) 39,066 55.49%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (26.60%) 11,517 26.60%
Lab Labour (56.10%) 24,278 56.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.40%) 6,247 14.40%
Oth Other (2.90%) 1,236 2.90%
Maj Majority (29.50%) 12,761 29.50%
Turn Turnout (63.68%) 43,278 63.68%

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