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Wednesday, 6 June, 2001, 09:37 GMT 10:37 UK
Sights of the suburb
Southgate Parade
Southgate Parade is a fine example of 1930s art deco architecture
The only truly middle class constituency in the London Borough of Enfield, Enfield Southgate is a gentle, leafy suburb that sprouted in the 1930s.

Spring flowers blossom in neatly tended gardens and the air is heavy with the scent of freshly mown grass.

But amid the tree-lined streets and trim houses, there are unexpected pockets of deprivation.

Houses
Pitched roofs, bay windows, mock Tudor facades

Hedge cutter
How does your garden grow? With lots of hard work

Garden gate
Labour and Conservative believe Enfield Southgate is the gateway to electoral success

Woman walking past shop
Pitta bread, filo pastry hint at the large Greek populatioon

Bank
Southgate High Street is a magnet for local Greek Cypriots

Chase Farm hospital
Chase Farm hospital serves locals although it is just outside the constituency

Chase Farm Hospital
Parts of the hospital are in disrepair

Low rise council block
Pockets of deprivation are hidden among the picturesque streets

Cars in Coverack Close
Burnt offering: Cars parked outside the Tower Block in Coverack Close

Vote Labour sign
Politics is an emotive issue in this marginal

The Priory private health clinic
The Priory private health clinic

Set of stocks
Stock punishment: A reminder of how criminals used to be treated

Police station
The shutters are down on the police station on Southgate High Street

The place The people The Commuter blues The sights
1. The place 2. The people
3. The sights 4. The Commuter blues

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