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Bolton South East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The one really safe seat in Bolton Borough contains the smallest population from the town itself, although it reaches the "inner city" in Derby and Burnden wards. The seat also contains the separate communities of Farnworth, Kearsley and Little Lever, but these demonstrate Labour sympathies too, Although Labour lost two wards in their rather poor year (for recent times) of 2000, including Derby to an Asian Conservative, Brian Iddon has nothing electoral to fear.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Dr Brian Iddon, a former Salford University chemistry lecturer, born 1940, held the seat for Labour in 1997 as the replacement for the deselected MP David Young, and soon built a reputation as a campaigner for cannabis decriminalisation. Coming late to the Commons (at 56) and with a shopping list of utilities he wanted to renationalise, he has settled for a limited portfolio of rebellions on lone parent benefit cuts, disability benefit cuts, and the linking of pensions to average earnings.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.83% 14.99% 5.57
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.01% 4.43% 0.25
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 11.61% 7.27% 159.63
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.41% 2.56% 15.80
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.43% 3.94% 36.21
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 3.89% 13.04% 29.81
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 26.98% 12.70% 212.37
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 12.33% 8.14% 151.41
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.59% 4.02% 14.69
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.88% 3.19% 153.32
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 27.00% 11.31% 238.75
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.34% 3.06% 76.39
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.57% 2.52% 141.69
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 4.13% 2.10% 196.64
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.78% 9.41% 125.13
5-10K 21.36% 16.63% 128.42
10-15K 19.88% 16.58% 119.91
15-20K 14.76% 13.58% 108.69
20-25K 10.14% 10.39% 97.58
25-30K 6.80% 7.77% 87.52
30-35K 4.56% 5.79% 78.73
35-40K 3.08% 4.33% 71.17
40-45K 2.11% 3.27% 64.70
45-50K 1.47% 2.48% 59.16
50-55K 1.04% 1.90% 54.39
55-60K 0.74% 1.47% 50.28
60-65K 0.54% 1.15% 46.70
65-70K 0.40% 0.91% 43.58
70-75K 0.29% 0.72% 40.83
75-80K 0.22% 0.57% 38.40
80-85K 0.17% 0.46% 36.24
85-90K 0.13% 0.37% 34.30
90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 32.56
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 30.98
100K + 0.32% 1.34% 24.02

Local Map of the constituency
Bolton South East - Local Map of the constituency

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Bolton South East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.57%)
Conservative (-  8.99%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.82%)
Conservative (4.47%) Liberal Democrat (2.76%)
Labour (-  7.01%)
Con - 8.99%
Lab 14.57%
LD - 1.82%
Con 4.47%
Lab - 7.01%
LD 2.76%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian Iddon
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.18%) 8,258 24.18%
Lab Labour (61.86%) 21,129 61.86%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.54%) 3,941 11.54%
Oth Other (2.42%) 826 2.42%
Maj Majority (37.69%) 12,871 37.69%
Turn Turnout (50.12%) 34,154 50.12%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Brian Iddon
Labour hold
LD Frank Harasiwka 3,941 11.54%
L Brian Iddon 21,129 61.86%
SL William John Kelly 826 2.42%
C Haroon Rashid 8,258 24.18%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Brian Iddon
Labour
Con Conservative (19.71%) 8,545 19.71%
Lab Labour (68.87%) 29,856 68.87%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.78%) 3,805 8.78%
Ref Referendum (2.24%) 973 2.24%
Oth Other (0.39%) 170 0.39%
Maj Majority (49.16%) 21,311 49.16%
Turn Turnout (65.23%) 43,349 65.23%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (28.70%) 14,192 28.70%
Lab Labour (54.30%) 26,863 54.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.60%) 5,236 10.60%
Oth Other (6.40%) 3,181 6.40%
Maj Majority (25.60%) 12,671 25.60%
Turn Turnout (74.32%) 49,472 74.32%

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