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Wimbledon
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One of the most unexpected Labour gains in 1997, on a swing of no less than 18pc, Wimbledon may be thought to be a certain Conservative regain. This is the most likely outcome, but we should not be over-hasty. In the Merton Borough elections of 1998, of which this seat formed half, Labour retained control of the council easily and polled almost as many votes as the Tories in the Wimbledon wards. An Evening Standard poll in November 2000 suggested no overall movement in the parties' respective shares of the Greater London vote. Roger Casale may yet obtain an almost equally surprising second term in outer SW London.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Roger Casale, a Europhile lecturer elected here in 1997, routinely suffers Conservative mockery and derision when he rises to speak, on the "shurely shome mishtake" principle of having the effrontery to be a Labour MP in Wimbledon, and with a public-school (Hurstpierpoint) and Oxford (Brasenose) pedigree to boot. Born 1960, his loyalist interventions have something of an unpractised air, notably when he thanked the government for "wiring up children (in a school in Wimbledon) to computers." To oust him, the Conservatives are fielding a merchant banker, Stephen Hammond, born 1962, educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton and Queen Mary College, London. A Bow Grouper and member of the Centre for Policy Studies, he is currently with Commerzbank Global Equities.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 12.30% 14.99% 82.04
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.64% 2.49% 25.80
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.01% 7.27% 0.19
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 14.52% 2.56% 566.16
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 37.06% 2.04% 1,815.89
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 8.03% 3.94% 203.72
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 4.60% 13.04% 35.29
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 9.54% 12.70% 75.09
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 1.51% 8.14% 18.54
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 8.09% 4.02% 201.23
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.06% 3.19% 1.93
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.04% 11.31% 0.36
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.52% 3.06% 82.39
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.06% 2.10% 50.35
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 3.08% 9.41% 32.69
5-10K 7.50% 16.63% 45.09
10-15K 10.07% 16.58% 60.73
15-20K 10.66% 13.58% 78.45
20-25K 10.10% 10.39% 97.20
25-30K 9.04% 7.77% 116.28
30-35K 7.83% 5.79% 135.21
35-40K 6.66% 4.33% 153.68
40-45K 5.60% 3.27% 171.50
45-50K 4.68% 2.48% 188.56
50-55K 3.90% 1.90% 204.82
55-60K 3.25% 1.47% 220.27
60-65K 2.70% 1.15% 234.92
65-70K 2.26% 0.91% 248.80
70-75K 1.88% 0.72% 261.94
75-80K 1.58% 0.57% 274.40
80-85K 1.32% 0.46% 286.20
85-90K 1.11% 0.37% 297.40
90-95K 0.94% 0.31% 308.03
95-100K 0.80% 0.25% 318.13
100K + 5.01% 1.34% 372.64

Local Map of the constituency
Wimbledon - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Wimbledon - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (19.46%)
Conservative (- 16.41%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.73%)
Conservative (0.05%) Labour (2.99%)
Liberal Democrat (-  3.58%)
Con - 16.41%
Lab 19.46%
LD - 4.73%
Con 0.05%
Lab 2.99%
LD - 3.58%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Roger Casale
Labour hold
Con Conservative (36.64%) 15,062 36.64%
Lab Labour (45.75%) 18,806 45.75%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.99%) 5,341 12.99%
Oth Other (4.62%) 1,900 4.62%
Maj Majority (9.11%) 3,744 9.11%
Turn Turnout (64.30%) 41,109 64.30%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Roger Casale
Labour hold
UK Mariana Bell 414 1.01%
L Roger Casale 18,806 45.75%
CPA Roger Glencross 479 1.17%
C Stephen Hammond 15,062 36.64%
LD Martin Pierce 5,341 12.99%
G Rajeev Thacker 1,007 2.45%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Roger Casale
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.59%) 17,694 36.59%
Lab Labour (42.76%) 20,674 42.76%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.57%) 8,014 16.57%
Ref Referendum (2.05%) 993 2.05%
Oth Other (2.02%) 979 2.02%
Maj Majority (6.16%) 2,980 6.16%
Turn Turnout (75.47%) 48,354 75.47%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (53.00%) 26,331 53.00%
Lab Labour (23.30%) 11,570 23.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.30%) 10,569 21.30%
Oth Other (2.40%) 1,211 2.40%
Maj Majority (29.70%) 14,761 29.70%
Turn Turnout (81.94%) 49,681 81.94%

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