By Robert Waller
The 6th version of The Almanac of British Politics back confirms this books popularity because the definitive consultant to the united kingdom political map. It comprises biographical sketches of all participants of Parliament together with the recent consumption following the 1997 Labour election victory, and offers a entire seat-by-seat research of all parliamentary constituencies. The booklet describes their social, financial and political features, and every profile supplies the seat's contemporary electoral historical past, in addition to waiting for the subsequent election.
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Private tenants are usually more inclined to Labour than are owner occupiers, but less so than council tenants. NON-WHITE The statistic ‘per cent Non-white’ refers to the percentage of residents in each seat who categorised themselves in an ethnic group other than white in the 1991 Census. This was the first time that a direct racial question was asked in a decennial Census in Britain, and the figures are thus not exactly comparable with those to be found in the first five editions of this Almanac; in those the ‘Black/Asian’ percentage was based on the numbers in each seat living in a household headed by a person born in the New Commonwealth, including Pakistan.
Non-white people, of both Asian and Afro-Caribbean ethnic origin, have tended to be strong supporters of the Labour Party regardless of their occupation, although there is some evidence that growing numbers of middle-class Asian voters have been prepared to support the Conservative party, at least in General Elections, especially in parts of North London such as Harrow and Brent North. 5 per cent. In Wales, there is an additional figure: the percentage who can speak Welsh. This is an accurate indicator of the strength of Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Nationalist Party.
1 per cent of the total housing stock is now in the privately rented sector. Private tenants are usually more inclined to Labour than are owner occupiers, but less so than council tenants. NON-WHITE The statistic ‘per cent Non-white’ refers to the percentage of residents in each seat who categorised themselves in an ethnic group other than white in the 1991 Census. This was the first time that a direct racial question was asked in a decennial Census in Britain, and the figures are thus not exactly comparable with those to be found in the first five editions of this Almanac; in those the ‘Black/Asian’ percentage was based on the numbers in each seat living in a household headed by a person born in the New Commonwealth, including Pakistan.