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 Holborn & St Pancras
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Frank Dobson Labour 16,770 53.9 -11.1
Nat Green Liberal Democrat 5,595 18.0 +5.5
Roseanne Serelli Conservative 5,258 16.9 -1.0
Rob Whitley Green 1,875 6.0  
Candy Udwin Socialist Alliance 971 3.1  
Joti Brar Socialist Labour 359 1.2  
Magnus Nielsen UK Independence 301 1.0  
Majority 11,175 35.9
Turnout 31,129 49.6 -10.7
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 8.3% from Labour to Liberal Democrat
Lab-Con (against 1997) 5.1% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The seat includes many famous London neighbourhoods, such as Holborn, on the fringe of the City of London with its many financial institutions and law firms; Bloomsbury, with its academic and literary tradition; Kings Cross and St Pancras; Camden Town, Kentish Town and Primrose Hill.

Many properties here are rented, and only 24% are owner occupied. The area is diverse - Kings Cross is a well-known centre for prostitution, and there are large numbers of homeless in Camden Town. Conversely, Primrose Hill houses many upwardly mobile young professionals. 44% of those in the seat are in professional and managerial employment. There is a growing ethnic minority population here, which at the 1991 census stood at 21%.

This is former Health Secretary Frank Dobson's seat, and he won three times as many votes as his second place rival in the 1997 election. His electoral fortunes were not so successful in the London Mayor elections in May 2001, when he came third in the overall contest behind independent Ken Livingstone and Conservative Steve Norris.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Holborn & St Pancras
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Frank Dobson Labour 24,707 65.0
Julian Smith Conservative 6,804 17.9
Justine McGuinness Liberal Democrat 4,758 12.5
Julia Carr Referendum 790 2.1
Timothy Bedding Natural Law 191 0.5
Stephen Smith Independent 173 0.5
Brigid Conway Workers Rev 171 0.4
Martin Rosenthal Rainbow 157 0.4
Peter Rice-Evans Independent 140 0.4
Bruno Quintavalle ProLife Alliance 114 0.3
Majority 17,903 47.1
Turnout 38,005 60.3
 
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