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Bradford North
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This seat is somewhat misnamed, as it in fact consists more of a kidney-shaped swathe of eastern wards in the second city of West Yorkshire. Although there is a substantial Asian population, mainly Muslim, there has been less influence of, and discordance between, ethnic minority groups here. Indeed the MP is the only Mormon in the Commons. After a long period of hectic electoral activity, involving an SDP defection and a period of Coinservative party representation, under Terry Rooney, North seem to have settled down into a period of quiet Labour success.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Terry Rooney, a dour-looking Catholic-turned-Mormon at his wife's instigation, is a loyalist - as PPS to Michael Meacher - and was dubbed a 'Walworth Road puppet' after replacing in 1990 the dead Militant-linked MP Pat Wall, whose trotskyist associates he had helped purge. Born 1950 and educated at Buttershaw Comprehensive and Bradford & Ilkley Community College, he was a welfare rights advice worker for nine years after ten years as an insurance broker. A former Bradford councillor, his experience of badly-funded welfare makes him a supporter of the 'welfare to work' strategy.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 2.38% 14.99% 15.89
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 1.26% 4.43% 28.54
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.12% 7.27% 84.15
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.03% 2.56% 40.35
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.76% 3.94% 19.25
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.89% 13.04% 98.85
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 20.64% 12.70% 162.45
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.58% 8.14% 68.49
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.65% 4.02% 65.86
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.34% 3.19% 136.32
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 19.59% 11.31% 173.23
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.80% 3.06% 124.15
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.38% 2.52% 173.97
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 14.57% 2.10% 693.82
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.42% 9.41% 131.93
5-10K 20.96% 16.63% 126.03
10-15K 19.17% 16.58% 115.64
15-20K 14.30% 13.58% 105.29
20-25K 9.96% 10.39% 95.85
25-30K 6.80% 7.77% 87.47
30-35K 4.64% 5.79% 80.12
35-40K 3.19% 4.33% 73.69
40-45K 2.22% 3.27% 68.09
45-50K 1.57% 2.48% 63.20
50-55K 1.12% 1.90% 58.93
55-60K 0.81% 1.47% 55.19
60-65K 0.60% 1.15% 51.90
65-70K 0.44% 0.91% 48.99
70-75K 0.33% 0.72% 46.41
75-80K 0.25% 0.57% 44.12
80-85K 0.19% 0.46% 42.08
85-90K 0.15% 0.37% 40.24
90-95K 0.12% 0.31% 38.58
95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 37.09
100K + 0.41% 1.34% 30.48

Local Map of the constituency
Bradford North - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bradford North - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.28%)
Conservative (-  6.61%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.18%)
Liberal Democrat (5.25%)
Conservative (-  1.46%) Labour (-  6.33%)
Con - 6.61%
Lab 8.28%
LD - 4.18%
Con - 1.46%
Lab - 6.33%
LD 5.25%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Terry Rooney
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.13%) 8,450 24.13%
Lab Labour (49.74%) 17,419 49.74%
LD Liberal Democrat (19.77%) 6,924 19.77%
Oth Other (6.35%) 2,224 6.35%
Maj Majority (25.61%) 8,969 25.61%
Turn Turnout (52.69%) 35,017 52.69%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Terry Rooney
Labour hold
BNP John Brayshaw 1,613 4.61%
C Zahid Iqbal 8,450 24.13%
L Terry Rooney 17,419 49.74%
G Steven Schofield 611 1.74%
LD David Ward 6,924 19.77%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Terry Rooney
Labour
Con Conservative (25.59%) 10,723 25.59%
Lab Labour (56.08%) 23,493 56.08%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.52%) 6,083 14.52%
Ref Referendum (2.93%) 1,227 2.93%
Oth Other (0.88%) 369 0.88%
Maj Majority (30.48%) 12,770 30.48%
Turn Turnout (63.26%) 41,895 63.26%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (32.20%) 15,756 32.20%
Lab Labour (47.80%) 23,420 47.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.70%) 9,133 18.70%
Oth Other (1.30%) 654 1.30%
Maj Majority (15.70%) 7,664 15.70%
Turn Turnout (73.06%) 48,963 73.06%

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