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Brentford & Isleworth
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The eastern half of the long thin borough of Hounslow in west London consists of a number of disparate communities, all of which swung so heavily to Labour in 1997 that the seat scarcely looks like a marginal. Indeed no Labour gain of that year had a majority as great as this one, 14,424. Small wonder that its previous MP, Nirj Deva, has headed for the Strasbourg Parliament. It is possible that he was abandoned by every ward in the seat, heterogeneous as they are. The Conservatives were probably competitive in Turnham Green and Chiswick in the east, and Spring Grove, north Isleworth, but Labour would certainly have prevailed in Brentford, Isleworth South, and those parts of Hounslow itself within this division rather than Feltham and Heston. Mr and Mrs Keen represent Hounslow now, and are almost certain to carry on doing so after the Election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
For Labour's Ann Keen, elected here in 1997 after two previous attempts , the Commons is home-from-home, with her husband as MP for the next door seat of Feltham & Heston, and her sister Sylvia Heal as a Deputy Speaker. With her rediscovery in 1995 of her by then 28-year old homosexual son whom she had given up for adoption as a baby, she has become a leader of the campaign to lower the homosexual age of consent to 16. A steelworker's daughter and a former nurse, born 1948 and educated at Elfed Secondary Modern School, Flint, and eventually at Surrey University, she rose in Labour politics as a friend of Neil and Glenys Kinnock, and mirrored their the political journey away from the left.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.64% 14.99% 24.27
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.98% 2.49% 39.28
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.56% 4.43% 12.67
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.14% 7.27% 1.87
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 12.15% 2.56% 473.67
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 18.64% 2.04% 913.40
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 6.82% 3.94% 172.95
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 6.01% 13.04% 46.08
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 2.21% 12.70% 17.40
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.07% 8.14% 25.41
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 27.98% 4.02% 695.73
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.48% 3.19% 15.09
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 4.17% 11.31% 36.91
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 7.68% 3.06% 250.78
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.58% 2.52% 62.86
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 4.89% 2.10% 232.90
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.54% 9.41% 58.86
5-10K 10.74% 16.63% 64.59
10-15K 12.50% 16.58% 75.39
15-20K 11.89% 13.58% 87.55
20-25K 10.38% 10.39% 99.88
25-30K 8.70% 7.77% 111.89
30-35K 7.14% 5.79% 123.35
35-40K 5.81% 4.33% 134.16
40-45K 4.71% 3.27% 144.33
45-50K 3.82% 2.48% 153.86
50-55K 3.10% 1.90% 162.81
55-60K 2.52% 1.47% 171.21
60-65K 2.06% 1.15% 179.11
65-70K 1.69% 0.91% 186.57
70-75K 1.39% 0.72% 193.62
75-80K 1.15% 0.57% 200.31
80-85K 0.96% 0.46% 206.67
85-90K 0.80% 0.37% 212.73
90-95K 0.67% 0.31% 218.52
95-100K 0.56% 0.25% 224.07
100K + 3.45% 1.34% 256.66

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Brentford & Isleworth - Local Map of the constituency

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Brentford & Isleworth - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.65%)
Conservative (- 13.85%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.88%)
Liberal Democrat (5.56%)
Conservative (-  1.98%) Labour (-  3.96%)
Con - 13.85%
Lab 14.65%
LD - 1.88%
Con - 1.98%
Lab - 3.96%
LD 5.56%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ann Keen
Labour hold
Con Conservative (29.78%) 12,957 29.78%
Lab Labour (53.49%) 23,275 53.49%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.77%) 5,994 13.77%
Oth Other (2.96%) 1,288 2.96%
Maj Majority (23.71%) 10,318 23.71%
Turn Turnout (51.77%) 43,514 51.77%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ann Keen
Labour hold
SA Danny Faith 408 0.94%
G Nic Ferriday 324 0.74%
LD Gareth Hartwell 5,994 13.77%
UK Gerald Ingram 412 0.95%
L Ann Keen 23,275 53.49%
I Asa Khaira 144 0.33%
C Tim Mack 12,957 29.78%
Candidates representing 7 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ann Keen
Labour gain
Con Conservative (31.75%) 17,825 31.75%
Lab Labour (57.45%) 32,249 57.45%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.22%) 4,613 8.22%
Ref 0 0.00%
Oth Other (2.58%) 1,448 2.58%
Maj Majority (25.70%) 14,424 25.70%
Turn Turnout (71.00%) 56,135 71.00%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.60%) 26,994 45.60%
Lab Labour (42.80%) 25,319 42.80%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.10%) 5,962 10.10%
Oth Other (1.50%) 904 1.50%
Maj Majority (2.80%) 1,675 2.80%
Turn Turnout (74.19%) 59,179 74.19%

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