Constituency profile: Nick Clegg’s fight to hold Sheffield Hallam

Only five miles separates the village of Dore from the centre of Sheffield. It takes less than half an hour on the 81 bus, but few of its 5,500 inhabitants use it.

This is commuter country. The properties here, on the edge of the Peak District yet just a single hop to Nottingham or Manchester from the little station on Abbeydale Road, are among the most desirable in Yorkshire, and the address has long carried a singular cachet.

Taking in the dormitory villages slightly further north, the area is wealthier than Windsor and Twickenham. That this Hallam constituency is part of Sheffield is, for some, an anomaly.

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