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Brighton, Pavilion
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The west end and centre of Brighton is now the more strongly Labour of its two constituencies, which is not historically the case at all; indeed although Kemptown to the east has been won by Labour before (1964-70) Pavilion had never fallen when David Lepper seized it by no less than 13,000 votes in 1997. There have been some favourable boundary changes, but this is not the main reason for the long term swing. Brighton has changed. The gay vote has demonstrably both grown and become more open and even assertive here. A large transient population has arrived, ranging from bohemian types to social security claimants. There is a great number of students, both attending and more loosely connected with the two universities and many other establishments. This all generates a unique cosmopplitan atmosphere, more to the taste of some than others. There are some stable conventional family neighbourhoods like Preston and Patcham but these feel as if they are the ones out of kilter. Only in Brighton could one find a constituency called Pavilion, in which there is a ward called Regency. In fact, "only in Brighton" could be an apposite motto.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
David Lepper, one of Labour's 1997 intake, bald and beaky and of Huguenot origin, born 1945, educated at secondary modern schools in Richmond and Wimbledon and at Kent and Sussex Universities, is a standard issue Labour MP: a schoolteacher and local councillor - eventually leader of Brighton council, and as a reflection of his town's downward mobility, campaigns against its poverty and homelessness.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.81% 14.99% 65.42
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 5.11% 2.49% 205.39
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.03% 7.27% 0.37
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 4.32% 2.56% 168.44
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 10.77% 2.04% 527.76
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 22.72% 3.94% 575.98
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 16.12% 13.04% 123.62
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 7.11% 12.70% 55.98
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.45% 8.14% 42.35
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 12.17% 4.02% 302.65
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.72% 3.19% 53.96
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 2.79% 11.31% 24.70
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 3.76% 3.06% 122.77
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.09% 2.52% 3.48
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.04% 0.06% 67.64
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 9.85% 9.41% 104.63
5-10K 15.62% 16.63% 93.93
10-15K 15.39% 16.58% 92.82
15-20K 12.86% 13.58% 94.70
20-25K 10.14% 10.39% 97.53
25-30K 7.82% 7.77% 100.53
30-35K 5.99% 5.79% 103.40
35-40K 4.59% 4.33% 106.03
40-45K 3.54% 3.27% 108.40
45-50K 2.74% 2.48% 110.51
50-55K 2.14% 1.90% 112.39
55-60K 1.68% 1.47% 114.08
60-65K 1.33% 1.15% 115.59
65-70K 1.06% 0.91% 116.96
70-75K 0.85% 0.72% 118.21
75-80K 0.69% 0.57% 119.36
80-85K 0.56% 0.46% 120.41
85-90K 0.45% 0.37% 121.40
90-95K 0.37% 0.31% 122.32
95-100K 0.31% 0.25% 123.19
100K + 1.73% 1.34% 128.35

Local Map of the constituency
Brighton, Pavilion - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Brighton, Pavilion - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (14.42%)
Conservative (- 17.61%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.81%)
Liberal Democrat (3.65%)
Conservative (-  2.64%) Labour (-  5.89%)
Con - 17.61%
Lab 14.42%
LD - 2.81%
Con - 2.64%
Lab - 5.89%
LD 3.65%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Lepper
Labour hold
Con Conservative (25.05%) 10,203 25.05%
Lab Labour (48.73%) 19,846 48.73%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.13%) 5,348 13.13%
Oth Other (13.08%) 5,326 13.08%
Maj Majority (23.68%) 9,643 23.68%
Turn Turnout (58.85%) 40,723 58.85%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
David Lepper
Labour hold
LD Ruth Berry 5,348 13.13%
FP Bob Dobbs 409 1.00%
SL Ian Fyvie 573 1.41%
C David Gold 10,203 25.05%
UK Stuart Hutchin 361 0.89%
LC David Lepper 19,846 48.73%
P Marie Paragallo 177 0.43%
G Keith Taylor 3,806 9.35%
Candidates representing 8 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
David Lepper
Labour gain
Con Conservative (27.69%) 13,556 27.69%
Lab Labour (54.62%) 26,737 54.62%
LD Liberal Democrat (9.49%) 4,644 9.49%
Ref Referendum (2.66%) 1,304 2.66%
Oth Other (5.54%) 2,710 5.54%
Maj Majority (26.93%) 13,181 26.93%
Turn Turnout (73.69%) 48,951 73.69%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (45.30%) 22,619 45.30%
Lab Labour (40.20%) 20,089 40.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.30%) 6,169 12.30%
Oth Other (2.20%) 1,098 2.20%
Maj Majority (5.10%) 2,530 5.10%
Turn Turnout (75.71%) 49,975 75.71%

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