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Bradford South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The smallest percentage of non-white residents in the borough (less than a tenth) is to be found in Bradford's South constituency, which might surprise the ignorant characters who think that the former woollen metropolis east of the Pennines is now predominantly Asian. There are a variety of neighbourhoods all the same, from the depressed council estate of Buttershaw to the independent town of Queensbury, set very high in the hills to the south west. Many of the wards are historically marginal, and they were almost all closely fought in the most recent local elections in May 2000. The General Election in 1997 was the first to be won by a really decisive majority in Bradford South since 1966 - and it should be remembered that in 1970 the Labour majority went back down to less than 2,000. A reduction again seems probable in 2001.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Gerry Sutcliffe, MP here since 1994 is a Labour whip who previously was PPS to the hapless Harriet Harman, and less hapless Stephen Byers. Though a Blairite loyalist, his print union background explained his hard lobbying during the legislation to restore union workplace negotiation rights. Born 1953 and educated at Cardinal Hinsley (RC) Grammar School, Bradford, he rose locally to lead Bradford Council as an opponent of the leftwing "trendy Wendys and Nigels" and the Militant left, and having failed to replace Militant-linked MP Pat Wall in Bradford North, he was preparing a similar challenge to hard left-winger Bob Cryer in Bradford South when Cryer was killed in a car crash, so creating the vacancy he filled.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.99% 14.99% 6.60
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.03% 2.49% 1.06
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.62% 4.43% 14.07
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 14.61% 7.27% 200.82
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.27% 3.94% 6.86
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 9.48% 13.04% 72.70
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 32.55% 12.70% 256.28
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.75% 8.14% 70.63
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 1.16% 4.02% 28.94
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 4.48% 3.19% 140.69
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 19.37% 11.31% 171.23
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.44% 3.06% 47.04
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 7.25% 2.52% 287.98
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 1.99% 2.10% 94.56
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 11.38
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 10.88% 9.41% 115.63
5-10K 19.02% 16.63% 114.34
10-15K 18.49% 16.58% 111.50
15-20K 14.56% 13.58% 107.18
20-25K 10.59% 10.39% 101.86
25-30K 7.47% 7.77% 96.08
30-35K 5.23% 5.79% 90.25
35-40K 3.67% 4.33% 84.63
40-45K 2.59% 3.27% 79.35
45-50K 1.85% 2.48% 74.47
50-55K 1.33% 1.90% 70.03
55-60K 0.97% 1.47% 65.99
60-65K 0.72% 1.15% 62.35
65-70K 0.54% 0.91% 59.06
70-75K 0.40% 0.72% 56.10
75-80K 0.31% 0.57% 53.43
80-85K 0.24% 0.46% 51.02
85-90K 0.18% 0.37% 48.83
90-95K 0.14% 0.31% 46.86
95-100K 0.11% 0.25% 45.06
100K + 0.50% 1.34% 37.24

Local Map of the constituency
Bradford South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bradford South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.12%)
Conservative (- 10.39%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.40%)
Conservative (0.28%)
Labour (-  0.93%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.72%)
Con - 10.39%
Lab 9.12%
LD - 2.40%
Con 0.28%
Lab - 0.93%
LD - 0.72%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gerry Sutcliffe
Labour hold
Con Conservative (28.29%) 9,941 28.29%
Lab Labour (55.79%) 19,603 55.79%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.58%) 3,717 10.58%
Oth Other (5.34%) 1,876 5.34%
Maj Majority (27.50%) 9,662 27.50%
Turn Turnout (100.00%) 35,137 100.00%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Gerry Sutcliffe
Labour hold
SL Tony Kelly 571 1.63%
UK Peter North 783 2.23%
DW George Riseborough 220 0.63%
SA Ateeq Siddigue 302 0.86%
L Gerry Sutcliffe 19,603 55.79%
C Graham Tennyson 9,941 28.29%
LD Alexander Wilson-Fletcher 3,717 10.58%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Gerry Sutcliffe
Labour
Con Conservative (28.01%) 12,622 28.01%
Lab Labour (56.72%) 25,558 56.72%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.30%) 5,093 11.30%
Ref Referendum (3.96%) 1,785 3.96%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (28.71%) 12,936 28.71%
Turn Turnout (65.88%) 45,058 65.88%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (38.40%) 20,283 38.40%
Lab Labour (47.60%) 25,185 47.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.70%) 7,243 13.70%
Oth Other (0.30%) 156 0.30%
Maj Majority (9.30%) 4,902 9.30%
Turn Turnout (75.14%) 52,867 75.14%

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