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Bristol East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Now safely Labour, this is the seat which threw Tony Benn out of Parliament in 1983, to elect a Conservative. His previous seat, Bristol South East actually never threw him out at all, but rather kept re-electing him even when he was disqualified in the early 1960s. It is true that East only strayed during the heights of Margaret Thatcher's regime, urged on by Labour's drift to Left-wing policies - for which Benn must take some of the blame (he would still say credit).

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Jean Corston, elected here in 1992, is PPS to David Blunkett, and a former Labour Party organiser - a background which serves to keep her out of the rebellions to which her left wing feminist inclinations - and marriage to the radical sociologist Peter Townsend - might otherwise tempt her. Born 1942, educated at Yeovil Girls' High School, Somerset College of Art & Technology and eventually graduating in law at LSE aged 47, before practising briefly as a barrister, her past is not Blairite (she voted for Beckett as leader in 1994) and ageism being what it is, can expect no further advancement as she approaches her sixtieth year.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 1.93% 14.99% 12.87
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.04% 4.43% 0.84
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 5.18% 7.27% 71.27
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.05% 2.56% 40.79
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.90% 3.94% 48.13
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.15% 13.04% 85.50
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 38.17% 12.70% 300.52
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 9.52% 8.14% 116.92
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 12.88% 4.02% 320.25
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 5.24% 3.19% 164.44
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 5.98% 11.31% 52.83
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 6.36% 3.06% 207.78
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.27% 2.52% 10.78
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.33% 2.10% 15.95
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.32% 9.41% 120.25
5-10K 20.47% 16.63% 123.08
10-15K 19.39% 16.58% 116.96
15-20K 14.78% 13.58% 108.84
20-25K 10.42% 10.39% 100.25
25-30K 7.14% 7.77% 91.80
30-35K 4.86% 5.79% 83.84
35-40K 3.31% 4.33% 76.50
40-45K 2.28% 3.27% 69.85
45-50K 1.59% 2.48% 63.88
50-55K 1.12% 1.90% 58.55
55-60K 0.79% 1.47% 53.80
60-65K 0.57% 1.15% 49.58
65-70K 0.42% 0.91% 45.82
70-75K 0.31% 0.72% 42.47
75-80K 0.23% 0.57% 39.48
80-85K 0.17% 0.46% 36.80
85-90K 0.13% 0.37% 34.40
90-95K 0.10% 0.31% 32.24
95-100K 0.08% 0.25% 30.29
100K + 0.30% 1.34% 22.02

Local Map of the constituency
Bristol East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bristol East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (9.58%) Liberal Democrat (0.07%)
Conservative (- 14.24%)
Liberal Democrat (2.81%)
Conservative (-  1.01%) Labour (-  0.48%)
Con - 14.24%
Lab 9.58%
LD 0.07%
Con - 1.01%
Lab - 0.48%
LD 2.81%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jean Corston
Labour hold
Con Conservative (22.35%) 8,788 22.35%
Lab Labour (56.40%) 22,180 56.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (17.58%) 6,915 17.58%
Oth Other (3.66%) 1,441 3.66%
Maj Majority (34.06%) 13,392 34.06%
Turn Turnout (55.95%) 39,324 55.95%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jean Corston
Labour hold
G Geoff Collard 1,110 2.82%
L Jean Corston 22,180 56.40%
C Jack Lo-Presti 8,788 22.35%
LD Brian Niblett 6,915 17.58%
SA Andy Pryor 331 0.84%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Jean Corston
Labour
Con Conservative (23.36%) 11,259 23.36%
Lab Labour (56.88%) 27,418 56.88%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.77%) 7,121 14.77%
Ref Referendum (3.07%) 1,479 3.07%
Oth Other (1.92%) 924 1.92%
Maj Majority (33.52%) 16,159 33.52%
Turn Turnout (69.87%) 48,201 69.87%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (37.60%) 20,472 37.60%
Lab Labour (47.30%) 25,754 47.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.70%) 8,025 14.70%
Oth Other (0.50%) 251 0.50%
Maj Majority (9.70%) 5,282 9.70%
Turn Turnout (78.50%) 54,502 78.50%

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