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Bristol North West
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Labour's chances of holding North West will in the long run be improved by further favourable boundary changes, if the provisional recommendations of the Commission which began its work in 2000 are accepted. However, the next contest may be closer, although it is hard to see Labour losing all the 20 per cent lead the built up in their landslide year of 1997. The time is approaching when Bristol NW cannot be considered to be a marginal any more. Labour retained a lead even in the Euro-elections of 1999, which is a good sign since the did very badly in these nationally and "lost" almost all their marginals (in fact the elections were conducted under regional PR and the constituency results are only added up for information).

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Doug Naysmith finally won here in 1997 - a seasoned campaigner from earlier election campaigns, and one of them in this seat in 1992. A grey-bearded immunologist at Bristol University, with a doctorate from Edinburgh University, he was born in 1941 and educated at George Heriot School, Edinburgh, and at Edinburgh and Yale Universities. Arriving late (aged 56) after 17 years on Bristol City Council, with no prospect of advancement, he has been an unobtrusive backbencher, his Leftist (CND) past airbrushed by the culture of loyalism pervading the post-1997 PLP.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.06% 14.99% 20.44
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.35% 2.49% 13.89
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 12.31% 4.43% 278.15
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 5.51% 7.27% 75.80
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.33% 2.56% 51.92
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.50% 3.94% 12.72
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.10% 13.04% 92.81
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 17.94% 12.70% 141.19
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 17.75% 8.14% 218.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.76% 4.02% 18.93
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 8.75% 3.19% 274.73
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 13.56% 11.31% 119.89
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.18% 3.06% 71.33
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 3.89% 2.52% 154.43
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 10.28% 9.41% 109.24
5-10K 18.41% 16.63% 110.71
10-15K 18.05% 16.58% 108.88
15-20K 14.39% 13.58% 105.92
20-25K 10.64% 10.39% 102.40
25-30K 7.66% 7.77% 98.54
30-35K 5.47% 5.79% 94.49
35-40K 3.91% 4.33% 90.36
40-45K 2.82% 3.27% 86.25
45-50K 2.04% 2.48% 82.22
50-55K 1.49% 1.90% 78.34
55-60K 1.10% 1.47% 74.63
60-65K 0.82% 1.15% 71.10
65-70K 0.61% 0.91% 67.78
70-75K 0.47% 0.72% 64.66
75-80K 0.35% 0.57% 61.74
80-85K 0.27% 0.46% 59.00
85-90K 0.21% 0.37% 56.45
90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 54.06
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 51.84
100K + 0.55% 1.34% 40.98

Local Map of the constituency
Bristol North West - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Bristol North West - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (4.71%)
Conservative (-  9.49%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.65%)
Conservative (0.24%) Labour (4.18%) Liberal Democrat (3.21%)
Con - 9.49%
Lab 4.71%
LD - 1.65%
Con 0.24%
Lab 4.18%
LD 3.21%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Douglas Naysmith
Labour hold
Con Conservative (29.55%) 13,349 29.55%
Lab Labour (54.10%) 24,436 54.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.35%) 7,387 16.35%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (24.54%) 11,087 24.54%
Turn Turnout (58.85%) 45,172 58.85%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Douglas Naysmith
Labour hold
C Charles Hansard 13,349 29.55%
LC Douglas Naysmith 24,436 54.10%
LD Peter Tyzack 7,387 16.35%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Douglas Naysmith
Labour
Con Conservative (29.31%) 16,193 29.31%
Lab Labour (49.91%) 27,575 49.91%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.15%) 7,263 13.15%
Ref Referendum (2.91%) 1,609 2.91%
Oth Other (4.72%) 2,605 4.72%
Maj Majority (20.60%) 11,382 20.60%
Turn Turnout (73.65%) 55,245 73.65%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (38.80%) 23,148 38.80%
Lab Labour (45.20%) 27,019 45.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.80%) 8,849 14.80%
Oth Other (1.20%) 703 1.20%
Maj Majority (6.50%) 3,871 6.50%
Turn Turnout (81.20%) 59,719 81.20%

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