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Bolton North East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Conservatives pipped Labour by just two per cent in the 1999 Euro-elections within Bolton North East, but this was on a turnout of less than 20pc. In the 2000 local elections, with a slightly higher turnout, the Conservatives kept their noses in front and must be regarded as genuine challengers for the next General. This is a genuinely marginal seat, with a mixture of wards in a town which has always seen competitive electoral contests. Bolton North East stretches from Labour supporting inner terraces at Central and Tonge, to peripheral council housing at Breightmet, and attractive middle class owner occupied residential areas in the north at Bradshaw and Bromley Cross. The contrasts are stark: at the last census, for example, 35pc of the population in Central ward was non-white and 33pc of households owned a car; in Bradshaw the figures were 1 per cent and 76pc respectively. It all adds up to a question of which aspect will predominate on the crucial day.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Crausby, a rare blue collar worker in Labour's 1997 intake sank into the green leather benches as a low-profile loyalist. A dark and sallow complexioned engineer born 1946 and educated at Derby Grammar School, Bury, he has concentrated on the local issues of jobs, crime and education.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.21% 14.99% 74.74
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.10
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.07% 2.49% 2.92
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.64% 4.43% 127.53
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 10.16% 7.27% 139.67
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.71% 2.56% 27.63
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.21% 2.04% 10.12
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.05% 3.94% 1.25
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.31% 13.04% 102.11
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.37% 12.70% 160.33
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.93% 8.14% 35.93
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.32% 4.02% 7.84
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 6.05% 3.19% 189.85
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 17.47% 11.31% 154.42
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.79% 3.06% 91.05
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 6.52% 2.52% 258.96
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 2.20% 2.10% 104.99
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 3.52
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.82% 9.41% 125.52
5-10K 19.45% 16.63% 116.91
10-15K 17.87% 16.58% 107.76
15-20K 13.71% 13.58% 100.95
20-25K 9.96% 10.39% 95.88
25-30K 7.14% 7.77% 91.86
30-35K 5.13% 5.79% 88.49
35-40K 3.70% 4.33% 85.50
40-45K 2.70% 3.27% 82.76
45-50K 1.99% 2.48% 80.20
50-55K 1.48% 1.90% 77.78
55-60K 1.11% 1.47% 75.48
60-65K 0.84% 1.15% 73.27
65-70K 0.65% 0.91% 71.16
70-75K 0.50% 0.72% 69.14
75-80K 0.39% 0.57% 67.20
80-85K 0.30% 0.46% 65.34
85-90K 0.24% 0.37% 63.56
90-95K 0.19% 0.31% 61.85
95-100K 0.15% 0.25% 60.22
100K + 0.69% 1.34% 51.09

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Bolton North East - Local Map of the constituency

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Bolton North East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.63%)
Conservative (- 11.71%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.22%)
Conservative (2.33%) Liberal Democrat (0.40%)
Labour (-  1.79%)
Con - 11.71%
Lab 8.63%
LD - 0.22%
Con 2.33%
Lab - 1.79%
LD 0.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Crausby
Labour hold
Con Conservative (32.72%) 12,744 32.72%
Lab Labour (54.34%) 21,166 54.34%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.28%) 4,004 10.28%
Oth Other (2.66%) 1,036 2.66%
Maj Majority (21.62%) 8,422 21.62%
Turn Turnout (56.03%) 38,950 56.03%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Crausby
Labour hold
L David Crausby 21,166 54.34%
SL Lynne Lowe 407 1.04%
G Kenneth McIvor 629 1.61%
LD Tim Perkins 4,004 10.28%
C Michael Winstanley 12,744 32.72%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Crausby
Labour
Con Conservative (30.39%) 14,952 30.39%
Lab Labour (56.13%) 27,621 56.13%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.88%) 4,862 9.88%
Ref Referendum (2.23%) 1,096 2.23%
Oth Other (1.37%) 676 1.37%
Maj Majority (25.75%) 12,669 25.75%
Turn Turnout (72.44%) 49,207 72.44%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (42.10%) 23,477 42.10%
Lab Labour (47.50%) 26,494 47.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.10%) 5,638 10.10%
Oth Other (0.40%) 213 0.40%
Maj Majority (5.40%) 3,017 5.40%
Turn Turnout (80.06%) 55,822 80.06%

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