Bristol West - Election 2001

Last modified: June 8th, 2001

The result: 3.04am, 8/6/01 - Labour hold
Valerie DaveyLAB20,512
Stephen WilliamsLIB DEM16,079
Pamela ChestersCON16,040
John DevaneyGREEN1,961
Bernard KennedySOC LAB590
Simon MuirUKID490
SwingCON to LAB2.8%

Well, Valerie Davey increased her majority and there was a swing from Conservative to Labour, bucking the national trend.  Stephen Williams drove Pam Chesters into third place.
It seems that the electors of Bristol West are content with Valerie Davey's role as a loyal and faithful "Blair Babe".

Bristol West consists of the following wards:

  • Ashley
  • Bishopston
  • Cabot
  • Clifton
  • Clifton East
  • Cotham
  • Kingsweston (part)
  • Lockleaze (part)
  • Horfield (part)
  • Henleaze
  • Redland
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Westbury-on-Trym
Total electorate: 86,482
Labour Majority: 1,493 (1997)
Election History (from the Grauniad)
Election Prediction Project

Bristol City Council elections were also held on June 7th.  Surprisingly, Labour gained four seats, three from the Lib-Dems and one from the Tories.
Read all about the most mismanaged city council in Southern England here.

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Images from election 2001 in Bristol West

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