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Wycombe
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
If Labour were to make a further advance at the next election, Wycombe would come within their range, and the senior Daily Telegraph journalist Paul Goodman should treat this Buckinghamshire Chilterns seat straddling the M40 as a marginal. High Wycombe itself has strong pockets of Labour support in wards like Booker & Castlefield and Oakridge & Tinkers Wood, but not so much outside ampersand country in Bourne End-cum-Hensor, Flackwell Heath, Hughenden Valley and most of all, the second largest town, Marlow.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Paul Goodman, Telegraph journalist and Eurosceptic, has replaced the retiring Europhile MP, Sir Ray Whitney as Conservative candidate. Born 1959 and educated at Cranleigh School and York University, he cites as an 'achievement' "playing my part in ensuring that the Daily Telegraph is the main newspaper holding this Labour government properly to account". One of William Hague's speechwriters, and a former Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students, he has changed from backing immediate legalisation of drugs to favouring gradual decriminalisation. A novice candidate in this safe Tory seat, he spent, despite Jewish parentage, two years as a novice monk and a further year as home affairs editor on the Catholic Herald.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 27.09% 14.99% 180.66
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.29% 2.13% 13.81
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.67% 2.49% 27.09
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 7.10% 4.43% 160.34
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 14.73% 7.27% 202.53
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 5.18% 2.56% 202.15
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.01% 2.04% 0.53
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.32% 3.94% 33.44
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 7.35% 13.04% 56.40
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 7.51% 12.70% 59.11
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 4.92% 8.14% 60.37
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 6.10% 4.02% 151.69
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.87% 3.19% 121.54
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 10.04% 11.31% 88.80
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.32% 3.06% 10.29
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.68% 2.52% 27.09
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 2.78% 2.10% 132.15
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.04% 0.06% 59.67
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.32% 9.41% 56.54
5-10K 10.42% 16.63% 62.66
10-15K 12.27% 16.58% 73.99
15-20K 11.81% 13.58% 86.94
20-25K 10.42% 10.39% 100.25
25-30K 8.81% 7.77% 113.33
30-35K 7.29% 5.79% 125.87
35-40K 5.97% 4.33% 137.70
40-45K 4.86% 3.27% 148.76
45-50K 3.95% 2.48% 159.03
50-55K 3.21% 1.90% 168.52
55-60K 2.61% 1.47% 177.27
60-65K 2.13% 1.15% 185.32
65-70K 1.75% 0.91% 192.72
70-75K 1.43% 0.72% 199.51
75-80K 1.18% 0.57% 205.75
80-85K 0.98% 0.46% 211.47
85-90K 0.81% 0.37% 216.72
90-95K 0.68% 0.31% 221.55
95-100K 0.56% 0.25% 225.97
100K + 3.29% 1.34% 245.03

Local Map of the constituency
Wycombe - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Wycombe - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.00%)
Conservative (- 13.37%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.50%)
Conservative (2.46%)
Labour (-  0.05%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.47%)
Con - 13.37%
Lab 14.00%
LD - 4.50%
Con 2.46%
Lab - 0.05%
LD - 1.47%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Goodman
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (42.39%) 19,064 42.39%
Lab Labour (35.34%) 15,896 35.34%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.03%) 7,658 17.03%
Oth Other (5.24%) 2,356 5.24%
Maj Majority (7.04%) 3,168 7.04%
Turn Turnout (60.25%) 44,974 60.25%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Goodman
Conservative hold
UK Christopher Cooke 1,059 2.35%
I David Fitton 240 0.53%
C Paul Goodman 19,064 42.39%
G John Laker 1,057 2.35%
L Chauhdry Shafique 15,896 35.34%
LD Dee Tomlin 7,658 17.03%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ray Whitney
Conservative
Con Conservative (39.93%) 20,890 39.93%
Lab Labour (35.40%) 18,520 35.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.50%) 9,678 18.50%
Ref Referendum (4.58%) 2,394 4.58%
Oth Other (1.60%) 837 1.60%
Maj Majority (4.53%) 2,370 4.53%
Turn Turnout (71.10%) 52,319 71.10%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (53.30%) 30,040 53.30%
Lab Labour (21.40%) 12,096 21.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.00%) 12,982 23.00%
Oth Other (2.30%) 1,295 2.30%
Maj Majority (30.20%) 17,058 30.20%
Turn Turnout (77.50%) 56,413 77.50%

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