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Brigg & Goole
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Whichever party wins this divided seat (essentially rural against urban) will probably win the next General Election. Brigg is a rather Conservative small market town, the HQ of the now abolished Glanford Council, which was so proud of its Lincolnshire roots that it hired a national expert to try to extract it from Humberside. In contrast, Goole is a working class and industrial inland port on the Ouse with a strong Yorkshire Labour tradition. The contest will be a re-run of the last one, between Ian Cawsey, now the sitting Labour MP, and the leading local Conservative politician, Donald Stewart. It is a two-way contest: the Liberal Democrats are exceptionally weak here. It should be exceptionally divisive, and informative. This is one of only three Labour seats in England where there were at the last Census over 2,000 people employed in agriculture, and these are of course all in the rural, and perhaps in 2001 Tory-swinging, parts of the seat. Much would then seem to depend on whether the Labour voters in the Goole urban area will turn out in such large numbers.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Labour's Ian Cawsey, cheery and burly, won the seat in 1997. Born 1960, educated at Wintringham School, an ex-local council leader, he worked for ten years as researcher for neighbouring MP Elliot Morley, whose interest in animal welfare he shares. Between them they have kept the fox-hunting issue on the boil so as to mobilise the voters in a second general election. His long-time Conservative opponent at local council and parliamentary election level, Donald Stewart, is standing again. Born 1941 he is a local farmer of Scots origin.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 20.08% 14.99% 133.95
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 2.48% 2.13% 116.57
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.35% 2.49% 14.14
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.87% 4.43% 42.18
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 6.60% 7.27% 90.67
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.12% 2.56% 4.55
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.04% 3.94% 0.93
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 25.64% 13.04% 196.60
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 17.39% 12.70% 136.93
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 13.21% 8.14% 162.20
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.81% 4.02% 20.08
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.00% 3.19% 94.09
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.90% 11.31% 60.98
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.47% 3.06% 15.29
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.06% 2.52% 42.25
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 10.10% 9.41% 107.26
5-10K 17.98% 16.63% 108.12
10-15K 17.76% 16.58% 107.14
15-20K 14.24% 13.58% 104.85
20-25K 10.59% 10.39% 101.86
25-30K 7.66% 7.77% 98.58
30-35K 5.52% 5.79% 95.24
35-40K 3.99% 4.33% 91.98
40-45K 2.90% 3.27% 88.87
45-50K 2.13% 2.48% 85.94
50-55K 1.58% 1.90% 83.21
55-60K 1.19% 1.47% 80.67
60-65K 0.90% 1.15% 78.31
65-70K 0.69% 0.91% 76.13
70-75K 0.53% 0.72% 74.10
75-80K 0.42% 0.57% 72.22
80-85K 0.33% 0.46% 70.47
85-90K 0.26% 0.37% 68.84
90-95K 0.21% 0.31% 67.31
95-100K 0.16% 0.25% 65.89
100K + 0.79% 1.34% 58.60

Local Map of the constituency
Brigg & Goole - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Brigg & Goole - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.50%)
Conservative (- 13.25%) Liberal Democrat (-  4.47%)
Conservative (2.68%)
Labour (-  1.32%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.78%)
Con - 13.25%
Lab 14.50%
LD - 4.47%
Con 2.68%
Lab - 1.32%
LD - 0.78%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ian Cawsey
Labour hold
Con Conservative (39.23%) 16,105 39.23%
Lab Labour (48.88%) 20,066 48.88%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.25%) 3,796 9.25%
Oth Other (2.65%) 1,087 2.65%
Maj Majority (9.65%) 3,961 9.65%
Turn Turnout (64.62%) 41,054 64.62%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Ian Cawsey
Labour hold
UK Godfrey Bloom 688 1.68%
L Ian Cawsey 20,066 48.88%
SL Michael Kenny 399 0.97%
LD David Nolan 3,796 9.25%
C Don Stewart 16,105 39.23%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Ian Cawsey
Labour gain
Con Conservative (36.55%) 17,104 36.55%
Lab Labour (50.20%) 23,493 50.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (10.03%) 4,692 10.03%
Ref Referendum (3.23%) 1,513 3.23%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (13.65%) 6,389 13.65%
Turn Turnout (73.53%) 46,802 73.53%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (49.80%) 25,499 49.80%
Lab Labour (35.70%) 18,258 35.70%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.50%) 7,406 14.50%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (14.20%) 7,241 14.20%
Turn Turnout (81.19%) 51,163 81.19%

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