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Weaver Vale
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A new and extra seat created in Cheshire in 1997, Weaver Vale gathers together diverse territory in the west-centre of the county. Essentially it looks like a barbell, with two Labour ends in the west and east outweighing a more Conservative centre. The west portion consists of the suburbs of Runcorn, the east of the area around the chemical industry town of Northwich, and the centre of more rural area around Frodsham and Helsby. The seat is a creation of mathematical necessity rather than a logical and cohesive community, but Labour and Mike Hall MP will not be too worried about that.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Mike Hall, A Whip and previously the archetypal Labour teacher-councillor, was elected in 1992 for Warrington South, where his experience as leader of Warrington Council (1985-92) led him to advocate as an MP strengthened unitary local government. Born 1952, he attended St. Damian's (RC) Secondary Modern, Ashton-under-Lyne, Padiham College of Higher Education, and Manchester University, and taught for 15 years. A Prescott, not Blair, voter in 1994, he introduced legislation to curb puppy-farming in 1997.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 22.65% 14.99% 151.08
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.36% 2.13% 16.78
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.97% 2.49% 39.01
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.97% 4.43% 180.12
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.64% 7.27% 132.60
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.16% 2.56% 6.32
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.25% 3.94% 6.35
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 5.33% 13.04% 40.89
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 11.06% 12.70% 87.09
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 12.37% 8.14% 151.87
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.25% 4.02% 6.31
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.48% 3.19% 109.10
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 18.15% 11.31% 160.43
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.93% 3.06% 95.63
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.36% 2.52% 173.20
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.07% 0.06% 105.86
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.32% 9.41% 98.97
5-10K 15.99% 16.63% 96.11
10-15K 15.89% 16.58% 95.85
15-20K 13.17% 13.58% 96.95
20-25K 10.25% 10.39% 98.63
25-30K 7.81% 7.77% 100.51
30-35K 5.93% 5.79% 102.38
35-40K 4.51% 4.33% 104.15
40-45K 3.45% 3.27% 105.77
45-50K 2.66% 2.48% 107.22
50-55K 2.07% 1.90% 108.50
55-60K 1.62% 1.47% 109.63
60-65K 1.27% 1.15% 110.60
65-70K 1.01% 0.91% 111.44
70-75K 0.81% 0.72% 112.16
75-80K 0.65% 0.57% 112.78
80-85K 0.52% 0.46% 113.29
85-90K 0.43% 0.37% 113.72
90-95K 0.35% 0.31% 114.08
95-100K 0.29% 0.25% 114.37
100K + 1.54% 1.34% 114.84

Local Map of the constituency
Weaver Vale - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Weaver Vale - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.60%)
Conservative (-  7.14%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.18%)
Liberal Democrat (2.05%)
Conservative (-  0.62%) Labour (-  3.92%)
Con - 7.14%
Lab 7.60%
LD - 2.18%
Con - 0.62%
Lab - 3.92%
LD 2.05%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mike Hall
Labour hold
Con Conservative (27.94%) 10,974 27.94%
Lab Labour (52.48%) 20,611 52.48%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.37%) 5,643 14.37%
Oth Other (5.20%) 2,043 5.20%
Maj Majority (24.54%) 9,637 24.54%
Turn Turnout (57.55%) 39,271 57.55%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Mike Hall
Labour hold
UK Jim Bradshaw 559 1.42%
I Michael Cooksley 1,484 3.78%
C Carl Cross 10,974 27.94%
LD Nigel Griffiths 5,643 14.37%
L Mike Hall 20,611 52.48%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Mike Hall
Labour
Con Conservative (28.56%) 13,796 28.56%
Lab Labour (56.40%) 27,244 56.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.32%) 5,949 12.32%
Ref Referendum (2.72%) 1,312 2.72%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (27.84%) 13,448 27.84%
Turn Turnout (73.17%) 48,301 73.17%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (35.70%) 18,515 35.70%
Lab Labour (48.80%) 25,265 48.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.50%) 7,506 14.50%
Oth Other (1.00%) 537 1.00%
Maj Majority (13.00%) 6,750 13.00%
Turn Turnout (79.18%) 51,823 79.18%

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