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 Norwich North
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Ian Gibson Labour 21,624 47.4 -2.3
Kay Mason Conservative 15,761 34.6 +2.1
Moira Toye Liberal Democrat 6,750 14.8 +2.2
Rob Tinch Green 797 1.7  
Guy Cheyney UK Independence 471 1.0  
Michael Betts Independent 211 0.5  
Majority 5,863 12.9
Turnout 45,614 60.9 -14.8
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 2.2% from Labour to Conservative

Description
Norwich is represented in the House of Commons by two very different faces of the Labour Party. In Norwich South, Charles Clarke is an arch-moderniser, former chief of staff to Neil Kinnock and now high-flying minister; while this constituency is represented by Ian Gibson, a former member of the Socialist Workers Party and Dean at the University of East Anglia.

Most of this seat is not actually in Norwich, and as such it is the more typically Conservative of the two Norwich seats.

The number of professional people living in this seat is less than half the national average. Around 70% of homes are owner occupied and the ethnic community here is small at just over one per cent.

Norwich has recently become famous for its citizensí demand for Viagra - more of the anti-impotence drug is bought here than anywhere else in the country.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Norwich North
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Ian Gibson Labour 27,346 49.7
Robert Kinghorn Conservative 17,876 32.5
Paul Young Liberal Democrat 6,951 12.6
Tony Bailey-Smith Referendum 1,777 3.2
Howard Marks Cannabis 512 0.9
James Hood Socialist Labour 495 0.9
Diana Mills Natural Law 100 0.2
Majority 9,470 17.2
Turnout 55,057 75.7
 
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