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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Bournemouth East
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Whereas other south coast resort towns have seen tight contests, unexpected results, and changes of hand between parties in recent elections, especially that of 1997, Bournemouth has remained resolutely Conservative, and neither the East nor West constituencies have drawn attention within living memory, at least not because of electoral alarums; two MPs in the East division have departed under unusual circumstances, Nigel Nicolson in the 1950s because of his principled opposition to the Suez adventure and John Cordle in the 1970s through involvement in the Poulson corruption scandal. Few waves disturb the calm surface now. The Liberal Democrats do better in this seat, winning 14 seats in the 1999 council elections to the Tories' 11, for example, but it is far from the top of their target list in a General Election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Atkinson, MP here since 1977, is of the Conservative Party's garagiste tendency, having been a car dealer. With an interest in complementary medicine - in his case chiropractice, and computers (as Matthew Parris has put it "every Parliament needs a techno-nerd"), he was born in 1940, attended St George's (RC) College, Weybridge and at technical colleges, and takes a Catholic line on embryo research, and a deviant non-Tory line against hunting. He also favours resettlement of displaced Palestinians.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 26.75% 14.99% 178.41
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.19% 2.13% 8.90
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 13.24% 2.49% 532.54
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.83% 4.43% 41.44
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.37% 7.27% 87.59
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.29% 2.56% 167.32
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 13.21% 3.94% 334.85
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 20.14% 13.04% 154.45
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 3.71% 12.70% 29.23
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.59% 8.14% 44.14
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.93% 4.02% 72.87
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.84% 3.19% 26.43
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.37% 11.31% 20.94
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.53% 3.06% 17.34
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 9.05% 9.41% 96.12
5-10K 17.24% 16.63% 103.64
10-15K 17.74% 16.58% 107.01
15-20K 14.57% 13.58% 107.27
20-25K 10.98% 10.39% 105.62
25-30K 8.00% 7.77% 102.90
30-35K 5.77% 5.79% 99.67
35-40K 4.17% 4.33% 96.27
40-45K 3.03% 3.27% 92.87
45-50K 2.22% 2.48% 89.58
50-55K 1.65% 1.90% 86.47
55-60K 1.23% 1.47% 83.54
60-65K 0.93% 1.15% 80.80
65-70K 0.71% 0.91% 78.25
70-75K 0.55% 0.72% 75.88
75-80K 0.42% 0.57% 73.66
80-85K 0.33% 0.46% 71.60
85-90K 0.26% 0.37% 69.68
90-95K 0.21% 0.31% 67.88
95-100K 0.17% 0.25% 66.20
100K + 0.77% 1.34% 57.53

Local Map of the constituency
Bournemouth East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bournemouth East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.34%) Liberal Democrat (0.33%)
Conservative (- 14.06%)
Conservative (1.86%) Liberal Democrat (2.27%)
Labour (-  1.29%)
Con - 14.06%
Lab 8.34%
LD 0.33%
Con 1.86%
Lab - 1.29%
LD 2.27%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Atkinson
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (43.30%) 15,501 43.30%
Lab Labour (19.85%) 7,107 19.85%
LD Liberal Democrat (33.71%) 12,067 33.71%
Oth Other (3.14%) 1,124 3.14%
Maj Majority (9.59%) 3,434 9.59%
Turn Turnout (59.22%) 35,799 59.22%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Atkinson
Conservative hold
C David Atkinson 15,501 43.30%
UK George Chamberlaine 1,124 3.14%
LD Andrew Garratt 12,067 33.71%
L Paul Nicholson 7,107 19.85%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Atkinson
Conservative
Con Conservative (41.44%) 17,997 41.44%
Lab Labour (21.14%) 9,181 21.14%
LD Liberal Democrat (31.43%) 13,651 31.43%
Ref Referendum (4.16%) 1,808 4.16%
Oth Other (1.82%) 791 1.82%
Maj Majority (10.01%) 4,346 10.01%
Turn Turnout (70.20%) 43,428 70.20%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (55.50%) 25,558 55.50%
Lab Labour (12.80%) 5,916 12.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (31.10%) 14,315 31.10%
Oth Other (0.60%) 277 0.60%
Maj Majority (24.40%) 11,243 24.40%
Turn Turnout (72.66%) 46,066 72.66%

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