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Bosworth
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Conservatives only won Bosworth in Leicestershire by a thousand votes in 1997, but already by the May 1999 local elections signs of a safer win in the next General Election were tentatively visible, as they won six wards within the constituency to Labour's four; perhaps a sign of their improvement was to be found in Ambien ward, which they gained from Labour by just one vote. In the Euro-elections one month later, the Tories were twenty per cent ahead here. The largest town is Hinckley, which was fairly evenly divided in 1997, and Labour's best area was Earl Shilton, while the Conservatives were ahead in Market Bosworth, Barwell and Burbage - we can tell all this from the county council results on the same day. The Liberal Democrats did much better in these than in the Westminster election, but this was more likely to be due to their perceived suitability for local government than tactical voting for Labour to get the Tory out. For the technically minded, this argument can be defended from an analysis of the comparison of the 1997 General Election results with the 1999 European elections, which were fought on a regional list system which did not encourage tactical voting of any kind; the results are, however, available by constituency.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Tredinnick, a tall angular stiff-necked, red-faced ex-Guards officer and loss-making Member of Lloyds, born 1950, and Eton, Capetown University and St. John's College, Oxford-educated, was one of the few sleaze-tainted - in his case cash-for-questions - Conservative MPs to survive the 1997 Tory wipe-out. Unkindly dubbed (by Andrew Rawnsley) "memorably forgettable", and never closer to office than as PPS to a junior Welsh Office minister for three years in the early 'nineties, he is keen on complementary medicine being available on the NHS since damaging his spine on falling from a horse. Labour is fighting Bosworth with PR man Andrew Furlong, currently with the Institute of Chemical Engineers. Born in 1961, he was educated at Pembroke Comprehensive and read chemistry at Brunel University.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 21.84% 14.99% 145.69
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.09% 2.13% 4.41
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.26% 2.49% 10.49
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 6.14% 4.43% 138.82
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 21.56% 7.27% 296.39
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.23% 2.56% 8.94
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.31% 13.04% 86.73
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.80% 12.70% 163.71
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.56% 8.14% 117.35
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.45% 4.02% 11.12
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.25% 3.19% 70.60
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.40% 11.31% 47.77
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.11% 3.06% 3.61
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 8.00% 9.41% 84.99
5-10K 15.15% 16.63% 91.11
10-15K 16.18% 16.58% 97.60
15-20K 13.92% 13.58% 102.48
20-25K 10.98% 10.39% 105.67
25-30K 8.36% 7.77% 107.52
30-35K 6.28% 5.79% 108.44
35-40K 4.71% 4.33% 108.74
40-45K 3.55% 3.27% 108.64
45-50K 2.69% 2.48% 108.29
50-55K 2.05% 1.90% 107.81
55-60K 1.58% 1.47% 107.24
60-65K 1.23% 1.15% 106.63
65-70K 0.96% 0.91% 106.00
70-75K 0.76% 0.72% 105.38
75-80K 0.60% 0.57% 104.76
80-85K 0.48% 0.46% 104.16
85-90K 0.39% 0.37% 103.57
90-95K 0.31% 0.31% 103.01
95-100K 0.26% 0.25% 102.47
100K + 1.34% 1.34% 99.46

Local Map of the constituency
Bosworth - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bosworth - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (12.26%)
Conservative (- 10.97%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.90%)
Conservative (3.78%) Labour (0.69%)
Liberal Democrat (-  1.55%)
Con - 10.97%
Lab 12.26%
LD - 2.90%
Con 3.78%
Lab 0.69%
LD - 1.55%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Tredinnick
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (44.41%) 20,030 44.41%
Lab Labour (39.35%) 17,750 39.35%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.24%) 7,326 16.24%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (5.05%) 2,280 5.05%
Turn Turnout (64.44%) 45,106 64.44%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Tredinnick
Conservative hold
LD Jon Ellis 7,326 16.24%
L Andrew Furlong 17,750 39.35%
C David Tredinnick 20,030 44.41%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Tredinnick
Conservative
Con Conservative (40.63%) 21,189 40.63%
Lab Labour (38.66%) 20,162 38.66%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.80%) 9,281 17.80%
Ref Referendum (2.92%) 1,521 2.92%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (1.97%) 1,027 1.97%
Turn Turnout (76.57%) 52,153 76.57%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (51.60%) 28,863 51.60%
Lab Labour (26.40%) 14,732 26.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (20.70%) 11,576 20.70%
Oth Other (1.30%) 716 1.30%
Maj Majority (25.30%) 14,131 25.30%
Turn Turnout (84.14%) 55,887 84.14%

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