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Bridgend
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
One south Wales seat where the Conservatives have won in living memory (1983-87) is Bridgend. This is not a true valley seat, but more similar to the Vale of Glamorgan to the east, even though it was technically in mid-Glamorgan before that odd creation was abolished in the 1990s. Bridgend was never a mining town, and the seat also includes farmland and seaside, such as that at the resort of Porthcawl, the home base of that one Tory MP (Peter Hubbard-Miles). This is English-speaking, middle class, owner occupied country, and if it were not in Wales it would have been won by the Tories more than that one time. As things stand it is safe for Win Griffiths.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Wyn Griffiths, a quiet wiry Welsh chalk-face worker, taught for eleven years before becoming an MEP for ten years until his election here in 1987. A Methodist lay preacher with attendant reservations on smoking, euthanasia and homosexuality, he was born 1943, educated at Brecon Boys Grammar School and Cardiff University, and served for twelve months as a junior Welsh Office Minister before being sacked in 1998.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 23.26% 14.99% 155.14
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 4.70% 2.49% 189.20
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 6.24% 4.43% 140.92
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 8.93% 7.27% 122.71
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.14% 2.56% 5.28
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.01% 2.04% 0.37
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.94% 3.94% 23.92
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 13.78% 13.04% 105.70
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 12.05% 12.70% 94.84
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 14.65% 8.14% 179.87
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.54% 4.02% 88.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.94% 3.19% 123.82
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.30% 11.31% 55.73
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.89% 3.06% 29.19
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.63% 2.52% 25.04
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 8.90% 9.41% 94.59
5-10K 16.97% 16.63% 102.02
10-15K 17.41% 16.58% 104.98
15-20K 14.29% 13.58% 105.17
20-25K 10.78% 10.39% 103.70
25-30K 7.88% 7.77% 101.34
30-35K 5.71% 5.79% 98.57
35-40K 4.15% 4.33% 95.68
40-45K 3.03% 3.27% 92.84
45-50K 2.24% 2.48% 90.12
50-55K 1.67% 1.90% 87.56
55-60K 1.26% 1.47% 85.17
60-65K 0.95% 1.15% 82.94
65-70K 0.73% 0.91% 80.87
70-75K 0.57% 0.72% 78.94
75-80K 0.44% 0.57% 77.14
80-85K 0.35% 0.46% 75.45
85-90K 0.28% 0.37% 73.86
90-95K 0.22% 0.31% 72.36
95-100K 0.18% 0.25% 70.95
100K + 0.85% 1.34% 63.15

Local Map of the constituency
Bridgend - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bridgend - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (6.75%) Liberal Democrat (1.18%) Plaid Cymru (1.01%)
Conservative (- 12.89%)
Conservative (2.53%) Liberal Democrat (2.92%) Plaid Cymru (3.36%)
Labour (-  5.57%)
Con - 12.89%
Lab 6.75%
LD 1.18%
PC 1.01%
Con 2.53%
Lab - 5.57%
LD 2.92%
PC 3.36%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Win Griffiths
Labour hold
Con Conservative (25.34%) 9,377 25.34%
Lab Labour (52.49%) 19,422 52.49%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.40%) 5,330 14.40%
PC Plaid Cymru (7.17%) 2,652 7.17%
Oth Other (0.60%) 223 0.60%
Maj Majority (27.15%) 10,045 27.15%
Turn Turnout (60.17%) 37,004 60.17%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Win Griffiths
Labour hold
LD Jean Barraclough 5,330 14.40%
C Tania Brisby 9,377 25.34%
L Win Griffiths 19,422 52.49%
P Sara Jeremy 223 0.60%
PC Monica Mahoney 2,652 7.17%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Win Griffiths
Labour
Con Conservative (22.81%) 9,867 22.81%
Lab Labour (58.05%) 25,115 58.05%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.48%) 4,968 11.48%
PC Plaid Cymru (3.81%) 1,649 3.81%
Ref Referendum (3.84%) 1,662 3.84%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (35.25%) 15,248 35.25%
Turn Turnout (72.44%) 43,261 72.44%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (35.70%) 16,817 35.70%
Lab Labour (51.30%) 24,143 51.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.30%) 4,827 10.30%
PC Plaid Cymru (2.80%) 1,301 2.80%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (15.60%) 7,326 15.60%
Turn Turnout (79.23%) 47,088 79.23%

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