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York, City of
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
At the beginning of the 1990s York was in Conservative hands, although Conal Gregory held it as the party's most vulnerable seat, with a majority obtained in 1987 of just 147 votes. By the beginning of this century Labour's Hugh Bayley was in situ with a majority of 20,523. He had achieved this with two huge leaps. In 1992 Gregory suffered the second heaviest defeat of any sitting Conservative MP, by 6,342 votes, and the Conservative vote plummeted by another 14.5pc in 1997. York may be a grand city, with its walled centre, the second great church of provincial England, and the richest of histories as encapsulated in the Jorvik Museum and in the living memories of the streets and buildings, but it is also a well known railway centre and industrial and manufacturing metropolis for engineering, leather, chemicals, and of course chocolate, cocoa and confectionery. The Rowntree connection hints at a radical tradition too, for this is a place here Quakerism is important, and education, with its fine schools (St Peter's, Bootham . . . ) and one of the most outstanding and attractive of the 1960s universities. It witnesses Liberal Democrat success in local but not national elections, and now ranks as a very safe Labour constituency.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Hugh Bayley, a junior Social Security Minister and a former PPS to Frank Dobson, is a successfully niche-marketed-if-unobtrusive politician with an academic background in health economics. Elected for York at his second attempt in 1992, he was born in 1952 and before attending Bristol and York Universities, was - like an oddly numerous group of Labour MPs - educated at Haileybury (the list includes Clement Attlee, Christopher Mayhew, Geoffrey de Freitas, and - currently - Barry Gardiner). Before doing research into care of the old at York University, he was a Nalgo officer, and a TV producer specialising in the Third World.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 4.75% 14.99% 31.69
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.36% 2.49% 95.06
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.69% 4.43% 38.28
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 2.22% 7.27% 30.51
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.32% 2.56% 12.54
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.24% 2.04% 11.64
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 7.87% 3.94% 199.68
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.98% 13.04% 91.91
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.15% 12.70% 158.63
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 10.28% 8.14% 126.27
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 14.43% 4.02% 358.90
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.58% 3.19% 143.89
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 12.57% 11.31% 111.11
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.30% 3.06% 75.18
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.13% 2.52% 163.81
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.11% 0.06% 172.40
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.77% 9.41% 125.01
5-10K 20.72% 16.63% 124.59
10-15K 19.40% 16.58% 117.01
15-20K 14.58% 13.58% 107.36
20-25K 10.15% 10.39% 97.70
25-30K 6.91% 7.77% 88.84
30-35K 4.69% 5.79% 81.01
35-40K 3.21% 4.33% 74.20
40-45K 2.23% 3.27% 68.31
45-50K 1.57% 2.48% 63.22
50-55K 1.12% 1.90% 58.81
55-60K 0.81% 1.47% 54.98
60-65K 0.59% 1.15% 51.62
65-70K 0.44% 0.91% 48.68
70-75K 0.33% 0.72% 46.08
75-80K 0.25% 0.57% 43.77
80-85K 0.19% 0.46% 41.71
85-90K 0.15% 0.37% 39.86
90-95K 0.12% 0.31% 38.20
95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 36.70
100K + 0.41% 1.34% 30.14

Local Map of the constituency
York, City of - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
York, City of - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.81%) Liberal Democrat (0.60%)
Conservative (- 14.46%)
Liberal Democrat (6.55%)
Conservative (-  1.20%) Labour (-  7.66%)
Con - 14.46%
Lab 10.81%
LD 0.60%
Con - 1.20%
Lab - 7.66%
LD 6.55%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Hugh Bayley
Labour hold
Con Conservative (23.54%) 11,293 23.54%
Lab Labour (52.26%) 25,072 52.26%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.76%) 8,519 17.76%
Oth Other (6.45%) 3,096 6.45%
Maj Majority (28.72%) 13,779 28.72%
Turn Turnout (59.65%) 47,980 59.65%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Hugh Bayley
Labour hold
UK Richard Bate 576 1.20%
L Hugh Bayley 25,072 52.26%
MR Graham Cambridge 381 0.79%
C Michael McIntyre 11,293 23.54%
SA Frank Ormston 674 1.40%
G Bill Shaw 1,465 3.05%
LD Andrew Waller 8,519 17.76%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Hugh Bayley
Labour
Con Conservative (24.74%) 14,433 24.74%
Lab Labour (59.91%) 34,956 59.91%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.20%) 6,537 11.20%
Ref Referendum (1.86%) 1,083 1.86%
Oth Other (2.29%) 1,336 2.29%
Maj Majority (35.18%) 20,523 35.18%
Turn Turnout (73.50%) 58,345 73.50%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (39.20%) 25,183 39.20%
Lab Labour (49.10%) 31,525 49.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.60%) 6,811 10.60%
Oth Other (1.00%) 648 1.00%
Maj Majority (9.90%) 6,342 9.90%
Turn Turnout (81.09%) 64,167 81.09%

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