HIGH PEAK


General Election result, June 2001

Labour hold
Tom Levitt Labour 22,43046.6%
Simon Chapman Conservative 17,94137.3%
Peter Ashenden LibDem 7,74316.1%

Electorate 73,833; Turnout 65.2%; Majority 4,489 (9.3%)

Swing: 3.0% to Con from Lab; Declared: 3.12am


General Election result, May 1997

Labour gain
T Levitt Labour 29,052 50.83%
C Hendry Conservative 20,261 35.45%
S Barber LibDem 6,420 11.23%
C Hanson-Orr Referendum 1,420 2.49%

Electorate: 72,448; Turnout: 78.89%; Lab majority 8,791 (15.38%)

Swing from Con to Lab of 11.70%


M.P.s since 1945:

1945-61  Arthur Molson  Conservative
1961-66  David Walder  Conservative
1966-70  Peter Jackson  Labour
1970-83  Spencer le Merchant Conservative
1983-92  Chris Hawkins  Conservative 
1992-  Charles Hendry  Conservative 

Results since 1970 :

1970
Electorate 55,308 Turn out 80.9%
 Le Merchant, S  Conservative  19,558 43.7%
 Jackson, P           Labour   18,054 40.4%
 Wrigley              Liberal   7,119 15.9%
       maj.  1,504 3.3%
1974 (FEB)
Electorate 56,616 Turn out 85.3%
 Le Merchant, S  Conservative  19,231 39.8%
 Jackson, P           Labour   16,957 35.1%
 Scott, n            Liberal   12,117 25.1%
       maj.  2,274 4.7%
1974 (OCT)
Electorate 57,081 Turn out 80.5%
 Le Merchant, S  Conservative  19,043 41.4%
 Bookbinder, D        Labour   17,041 37.1%
 Brown, D             Liberal   9,875 16.9%
       maj. 2,002 4.3%
1979
Electorate 59,323 Turn out 81.8%
 Le Merchant, S  Conservative   22,532 46.45%
 Bookbinder, D        Labour    17,777 36.7%
 Brown, D             Liberal    8,200 16.9%
       maj.  4,755 9.7% 
  
1983
Electorate 67,358 Turn out 78.5%
 Hawkins, CJ  Conservative  24,534 46.4%
 Marquand, DI        SDP    14,594 27.6%
 Wilcox, DJ        Labour   13,755 26.0%
       maj.  9,940 18.8%

1987 
Electorate 69,926 Turn out 80.5%
 Hawkins, CJ  Conservative  25,715 45.7%
 McCrindle, J      Labour   16,199 28.8%    
 Oldham, J         SDP      14,389 25.5%
       maj.  9,516 16.9%

1992
Electorate 70,793 Turn out 84.6%
 Hendry, C  Conservative  27,538 46.0%
 Levitt, T  Labour        22,719 37.9%
 Molloy, S  Liberal Dem    8,861 14.8%
 Floyd, R   Green Party      794  1.3%
       maj.  4,819 8.1%

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