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Blackpool North & Fleetwood
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
There were raised eyebrows when Joan Humble captured this seat in 1997, to join 100 other Labour women MPs, and predictions of a short tenure. It does however require a swing to the Tories of over 8 per cent, and unlike in some recent local elections, the evidence from the most recent municipal contests in May 1999, the Labour vote held up well: they won 17 of the 25 seats in the Wyre Borough (that is, Fleetwood) portion of the seat, for example, which if anything is actually more for Humble, as it were, than the parts taken from its larger neighbour to the south.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Joan Humble has indeed led a parliamentary life of blameless humility since arriving in 1997 on the Labour flood tide. Born (1951) Jovanka Piplica of Slav parentage, and educated at Greenstead Grammar School, Keighley and Lancaster University, she was a DHSS clerk and tax officer before becoming a full-time Lancashire county councillor for 12 years. A locally focused MP (tourism, fishing) she will not, as a technophobe, be able to access this profile.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 6.66% 14.99% 44.44
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.41% 2.13% 19.46
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 6.37% 2.49% 256.28
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.48% 4.43% 33.45
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 2.81% 7.27% 38.64
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.26% 2.56% 88.27
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 5.40% 3.94% 136.85
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 31.77% 13.04% 243.69
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 15.85% 12.70% 124.80
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 14.00% 8.14% 171.92
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.72% 4.02% 67.65
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.65% 3.19% 83.29
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.23% 11.31% 37.36
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.75% 3.06% 89.74
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.61% 2.52% 24.05
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 31.14
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 10.47% 9.41% 111.25
5-10K 19.31% 16.63% 116.08
10-15K 18.89% 16.58% 113.91
15-20K 14.75% 13.58% 108.62
20-25K 10.61% 10.39% 102.09
25-30K 7.41% 7.77% 95.32
30-35K 5.14% 5.79% 88.78
35-40K 3.58% 4.33% 82.69
40-45K 2.52% 3.27% 77.12
45-50K 1.79% 2.48% 72.06
50-55K 1.29% 1.90% 67.50
55-60K 0.93% 1.47% 63.38
60-65K 0.69% 1.15% 59.67
65-70K 0.51% 0.91% 56.31
70-75K 0.38% 0.72% 53.27
75-80K 0.29% 0.57% 50.51
80-85K 0.22% 0.46% 48.00
85-90K 0.17% 0.37% 45.70
90-95K 0.13% 0.31% 43.60
95-100K 0.10% 0.25% 41.67
100K + 0.44% 1.34% 32.70

Local Map of the constituency
Blackpool North & Fleetwood - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Blackpool North & Fleetwood - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.59%)
Conservative (- 14.25%) Liberal Democrat (-  3.44%)
Conservative (1.77%) Liberal Democrat (1.15%)
Labour (-  1.44%)
Con - 14.25%
Lab 14.59%
LD - 3.44%
Con 1.77%
Lab - 1.44%
LD 1.15%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joan Humble
Labour hold
Con Conservative (37.31%) 15,889 37.31%
Lab Labour (50.75%) 21,610 50.75%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.70%) 4,132 9.70%
Oth Other (2.23%) 950 2.23%
Maj Majority (13.44%) 5,721 13.44%
Turn Turnout (57.19%) 42,581 57.19%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Joan Humble
Labour hold
LD Steven Bate 4,132 9.70%
L Joan Humble 21,610 50.75%
UK Colin Porter 950 2.23%
C Alan Vincent 15,889 37.31%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Joan Humble
Labour gain
Con Conservative (35.55%) 19,105 35.55%
Lab Labour (52.19%) 28,051 52.19%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.56%) 4,600 8.56%
Ref Referendum (3.17%) 1,704 3.17%
Oth Other (0.54%) 288 0.54%
Maj Majority (16.64%) 8,946 16.64%
Turn Turnout (71.67%) 53,748 71.67%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.80%) 29,838 49.80%
Lab Labour (37.60%) 22,562 37.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.00%) 7,167 12.00%
Oth Other (0.60%) 387 0.60%
Maj Majority (12.10%) 7,276 12.10%
Turn Turnout (80.16%) 59,954 80.16%

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