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

Warrington South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is the more interesting of the two Warrington seats nowadays, including parts of that Labour inclined town plus some middle class areas across the Mersey in what has always been, and felt like, Cheshire - such a Lymm and Grappenhall, Appleton and Stockton Heath. Despite the creation of the extra Weaver Vale seat in 1997, which was thought by many (including the then Warrington South MP Mike Hall) to take the best parts of Warrington South, Labour looks safe in this redrawn division despite its ascribed marginal status. It would take a swing of nearly ten pc to end Helen Southworth's short career in the Commons, and at the same time Tony Blair's period as Prime Minister. the evidence available suggests that these things will not happen. In the Euro-elections of 1999, when the Conservatives achieved their national high water mark in the whole of the decade and led within most of the 659 constituencies, they were less than one pc ahead here. In local elections, the picture is muddied by Liberal Democrat success which is not translated into general election preferences - they polled just 13pc in 1997. It all adds up to a quiet re-election for Helen Southworth.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Helen Southworth, elected here in 1997 after selection from an all-women shortlist, is a former voluntary sector worker, latterly with Age Concern, who campaigns on the disabled, in-town shopping centres, regional government, violence against women and opposed the transfer of the synchrocyclotron from this constituency to Oxfordshire. Born in 1956, she was educated at Larkhill Convent, Preston, and Lancaster University. In one of the photographs of Tony Blair surrounded by his Babes on the steps of Church House, Westminster in May 1997, she is the one right next to him, inadvertently sticking her tongue out.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 28.64% 14.99% 191.02
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.29% 2.49% 11.63
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 6.34% 4.43% 143.30
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 17.77% 7.27% 244.30
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.70% 2.56% 27.35
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.11% 2.04% 5.58
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.64% 3.94% 16.21
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.96% 13.04% 91.76
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 13.51% 12.70% 106.38
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.69% 8.14% 82.10
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.87% 4.02% 71.37
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.06% 3.19% 95.92
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.33% 11.31% 55.94
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.81% 3.06% 26.39
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.28% 2.52% 11.11
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 6.36% 9.41% 67.58
5-10K 13.29% 16.63% 79.89
10-15K 14.89% 16.58% 89.83
15-20K 13.31% 13.58% 98.00
20-25K 10.92% 10.39% 105.07
25-30K 8.66% 7.77% 111.37
30-35K 6.78% 5.79% 117.00
35-40K 5.29% 4.33% 121.99
40-45K 4.12% 3.27% 126.32
45-50K 3.23% 2.48% 130.02
50-55K 2.54% 1.90% 133.13
55-60K 2.00% 1.47% 135.68
60-65K 1.59% 1.15% 137.74
65-70K 1.26% 0.91% 139.36
70-75K 1.01% 0.72% 140.59
75-80K 0.81% 0.57% 141.50
80-85K 0.66% 0.46% 142.11
85-90K 0.53% 0.37% 142.49
90-95K 0.44% 0.31% 142.66
95-100K 0.36% 0.25% 142.65
100K + 1.87% 1.34% 138.83

Local Map of the constituency
Warrington South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Warrington South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.34%) Liberal Democrat (0.07%)
Conservative (- 13.18%)
Conservative (0.50%) Liberal Democrat (3.24%)
Labour (-  2.88%)
Con - 13.18%
Lab 11.34%
LD 0.07%
Con 0.50%
Lab - 2.88%
LD 3.24%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Helen Southworth
Labour hold
Con Conservative (33.02%) 15,022 33.02%
Lab Labour (49.26%) 22,409 49.26%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.31%) 7,419 16.31%
Oth Other (1.40%) 637 1.40%
Maj Majority (16.24%) 7,387 16.24%
Turn Turnout (61.23%) 45,487 61.23%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Helen Southworth
Labour hold
LD Roger Barlow 7,419 16.31%
UK Joan Kelley 637 1.40%
C Caroline Mosley 15,022 33.02%
L Helen Southworth 22,409 49.26%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Helen Southworth
Labour gain
Con Conservative (32.52%) 17,914 32.52%
Lab Labour (52.14%) 28,721 52.14%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.07%) 7,199 13.07%
Ref Referendum (1.96%) 1,082 1.96%
Oth Other (0.30%) 166 0.30%
Maj Majority (19.62%) 10,807 19.62%
Turn Turnout (76.23%) 55,082 76.23%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.70%) 25,698 45.70%
Lab Labour (40.80%) 22,945 40.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.00%) 7,316 13.00%
Oth Other (0.50%) 290 0.50%
Maj Majority (4.90%) 2,753 4.90%
Turn Turnout (81.14%) 56,249 81.14%

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