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 Bristol North West
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Douglas Naysmith Labour 24,236 52.1 +2.2
Charles Hansard Conservative 13,349 28.7 -0.6
Peter Tyzack Liberal Democrat 7,387 15.9 +2.8
Diane Carr UK Independence 1,149 2.5  
Vince Horrigan Socialist Labour 371 0.8 -0.1
Majority 10,887 23.4
Turnout 46,492 60.6 -14.9
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.4% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Bristol North West was the second closest result in 1992, Labour losing by 45 votes after several re-counts.

But 1997 proved an easy win for Labourís Doug Naysmith following the decision by the Boundary Commission to remove the solid Tory ward of Westbury-on-Trym to Bristol West.

Bristol North West has a highly skilled work force, a tradition of technical development and a variety of enterprises along Severnside which have contributed to its prosperity over the years.

Rolls Royceís aero-engine factory is based at Filton and this area has a considerable working-class, if affluent population.

Also with its headquarters in the constituency is the Bristol Port Company which has the newest and largest lock in the UK, big enough to take Cape-size ships.

Abbeywood, the governmentís defence procurement headquarters and probably the seatís largest employer, is also based in the constituency.

Filton, Stoke Gifford and Patchway are just outside the City boundaries and there is the new town of Bradley Stoke, crossing the boundary with Northavon constituency.

It is the fastest growing housing development in Europe with acres of owner-occupied "Brookside" style houses and very few facilities.

Negative equity problems have resulted in Bristolians giving this development the nick-name "Sadly Broke".

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Bristol North West
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Douglas Naysmith Labour 27,575 49.9
Michael Stern Conservative 16,193 29.3
Ian Parry Liberal Democrat 7,263 13.1
Charles Horton Independent 1,718 3.1
John Quintanilla Referendum 1,609 2.9
Giles Shorter Socialist Labour 482 0.9
S. Parnell BNP 265 0.5
Thomas Leighton Natural Law 140 0.3
Majority 11,382 20.6
Turnout 55,245 75.5
 
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