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Brent South
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The seat with the highest percentage of non white residents anywhere in the UK according to the 1991 Census, it is appropriate that it is represented by Paul Boateng, who may during 2001 become the first black Cabinet Minister. The balance of ethnic groups is fairly equal: the seat is about a quarter Asian and a quarter Afro-Caribbean. There are also a wide variety of other influences too of course, but overall this is a very safe Labour seat, in the part of Brent most typical of the inner city, from Wembley to the boundaries with the City of Westminster.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Paul Boateng, Britain's first half-black Minister, and currently, as Jack Straw's Home Office deputy, the country's highest-ranking non-white politician, is also by far the most successful of the clutch of (originally) left wing MPs to have emerged from Ken Livingstone's GLC of the early 'eighties, as a listing of the rest of them will confirm - Tony Banks, John McDonnell, and Livingstone himself. Greeting his victory here in 1987 with the rhetorically radical shout of "Today Brent South, Tomorrow Soweto!", his modishly-tailored rise has been relentless since his swift entry to the front bench within two years of reaching the Commons. A solicitor-turned-barrister of mixed Scots-Ghanaian parentage, born 1951 and educated at Accra Academy, Apsley Grammar School and Bristol University, he is a smoothly self-confident performer, and because less accident-prone than the equally smooth Asian minister Keith Vaz, should be the first non-white Cabinet Minister.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.20% 2.49% 7.87
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.00% 7.27% 0.00
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.50% 2.56% 97.61
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.38% 2.04% 18.65
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 18.32% 3.94% 464.42
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.39% 13.04% 2.99
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 40.01% 4.02% 994.76
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.00% 3.19% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.25% 11.31% 19.92
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.47% 3.06% 113.43
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.14
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 32.48% 2.10% 1,546.63
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 7.38% 9.41% 78.41
5-10K 14.86% 16.63% 89.34
10-15K 16.28% 16.58% 98.22
15-20K 14.23% 13.58% 104.75
20-25K 11.33% 10.39% 109.01
25-30K 8.66% 7.77% 111.39
30-35K 6.50% 5.79% 112.30
35-40K 4.86% 4.33% 112.15
40-45K 3.63% 3.27% 111.23
45-50K 2.73% 2.48% 109.78
50-55K 2.06% 1.90% 108.00
55-60K 1.56% 1.47% 105.99
60-65K 1.20% 1.15% 103.86
65-70K 0.92% 0.91% 101.67
70-75K 0.72% 0.72% 99.46
75-80K 0.56% 0.57% 97.28
80-85K 0.44% 0.46% 95.13
85-90K 0.35% 0.37% 93.03
90-95K 0.28% 0.31% 91.00
95-100K 0.22% 0.25% 89.04
100K + 1.05% 1.34% 77.95

Local Map of the constituency
Brent South - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Brent South - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.39%)
Conservative (- 15.19%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.76%)
Labour (0.29%) Liberal Democrat (3.08%)
Conservative (-  3.33%)
Con - 15.19%
Lab 15.39%
LD - 1.76%
Con - 3.33%
Lab 0.29%
LD 3.08%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Boateng
Labour hold
Con Conservative (12.59%) 3,604 12.59%
Lab Labour (73.28%) 20,984 73.28%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.82%) 3,098 10.82%
Oth Other (3.32%) 951 3.32%
Maj Majority (60.69%) 17,380 60.69%
Turn Turnout (51.24%) 28,637 51.24%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Boateng
Labour hold
L Paul Boateng 20,984 73.28%
LD Harvard Hughes 3,098 10.82%
RM Thomas Macstiofarn 460 1.61%
SA Mick McDonnell 491 1.71%
C Carupiah Selvarajah 3,604 12.59%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Paul Boateng
Labour
Con Conservative (15.91%) 5,489 15.91%
Lab Labour (72.99%) 25,180 72.99%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.74%) 2,670 7.74%
Ref Referendum (1.44%) 497 1.44%
Oth Other (1.92%) 662 1.92%
Maj Majority (57.08%) 19,691 57.08%
Turn Turnout (64.48%) 34,498 64.48%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (31.10%) 11,651 31.10%
Lab Labour (57.60%) 21,568 57.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.50%) 3,551 9.50%
Oth Other (1.80%) 655 1.80%
Maj Majority (26.50%) 9,917 26.50%
Turn Turnout (63.36%) 37,425 63.36%

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