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Worcestershire Mid
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is not to be confused with a seat of the same name which existed before the 1997 boundary changes, and formed the basis of the constituency won by Labour then based on Redditch. This is a new and extra division created as a result of the population increase in the county, including the towns of Droitwich and Evesham and many euphonious villages like Upton Snodsbury and Drakes Broughton. Peter Luff, the former Worcester MP, cannily followed the rural minority out of that seat and into this one. This tactic bore fruit, as he won easily. Labour finished second; their strength lies solely in the towns, while Luff's is spread more widely to good effect.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Peter Luff, a Whip, as MP for Worcester 1992-97, wisely migrated here to evade the high Labour tide of 1997. A PR man with additional interests in his family's printing business, he is a protégé of Peter Walker, from whom he inherited the Worcester seat in 1992. A Tory Reform Group Europhile, he nonetheless rejects the other half of the Euro-federalists' agenda, namely the break-up of the old nation states via regional devolution. Born 1955 and educated at Windsor Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, he has latterly emerged as the Tory part of the three-party trio (the others being Labour's Kate Hoey and the Liberals' Lembit Opik) proposing a "middle way" to restrict but not ban hunting.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 32.45% 14.99% 216.44
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 2.15% 2.13% 101.20
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.85% 2.49% 74.46
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 9.23% 4.43% 208.56
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.83% 7.27% 93.85
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.37% 2.56% 14.39
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.23% 3.94% 5.75
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 18.29% 13.04% 140.27
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 8.51% 12.70% 66.99
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 8.80% 8.14% 108.13
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.60% 4.02% 39.85
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.38% 3.19% 106.01
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.18% 11.31% 54.60
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.07% 3.06% 2.20
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.07% 2.52% 2.63
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 7.77% 9.41% 82.49
5-10K 14.35% 16.63% 86.27
10-15K 15.34% 16.58% 92.52
15-20K 13.37% 13.58% 98.45
20-25K 10.76% 10.39% 103.54
25-30K 8.38% 7.77% 107.78
30-35K 6.44% 5.79% 111.25
35-40K 4.94% 4.33% 114.09
40-45K 3.80% 3.27% 116.41
45-50K 2.94% 2.48% 118.30
50-55K 2.28% 1.90% 119.84
55-60K 1.79% 1.47% 121.12
60-65K 1.41% 1.15% 122.16
65-70K 1.12% 0.91% 123.03
70-75K 0.89% 0.72% 123.75
75-80K 0.71% 0.57% 124.36
80-85K 0.58% 0.46% 124.86
85-90K 0.47% 0.37% 125.29
90-95K 0.38% 0.31% 125.66
95-100K 0.31% 0.25% 125.97
100K + 1.71% 1.34% 127.01

Local Map of the constituency
Worcestershire Mid - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Worcestershire Mid - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.29%)
Conservative (-  7.49%) Liberal Democrat (-  7.49%)
Conservative (3.68%) Liberal Democrat (0.14%)
Labour (-  1.47%)
Con - 7.49%
Lab 11.29%
LD - 7.49%
Con 3.68%
Lab - 1.47%
LD 0.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Luff
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (51.09%) 22,937 51.09%
Lab Labour (27.42%) 12,310 27.42%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.75%) 8,420 18.75%
Oth Other (2.74%) 1,230 2.74%
Maj Majority (23.67%) 10,627 23.67%
Turn Turnout (62.37%) 44,897 62.37%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Luff
Conservative hold
L David Bannister 12,310 27.42%
UK Tony Eaves 1,230 2.74%
C Peter Luff 22,937 51.09%
LD Robert Woodthorpe-Browne 8,420 18.75%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Peter Luff
Conservative
Con Conservative (47.41%) 24,092 47.41%
Lab Labour (28.89%) 14,680 28.89%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.61%) 9,458 18.61%
Ref Referendum (3.50%) 1,780 3.50%
Oth Other (1.59%) 809 1.59%
Maj Majority (18.52%) 9,412 18.52%
Turn Turnout (74.32%) 50,819 74.32%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (54.90%) 27,535 54.90%
Lab Labour (17.60%) 8,832 17.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (26.10%) 13,081 26.10%
Oth Other (1.30%) 663 1.30%
Maj Majority (28.80%) 14,454 28.80%
Turn Turnout (78.80%) 50,111 78.80%

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