Workington (UK Parliament constituency)


Workington (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Workington
Map1 = Workington
Map2 = Cumbria
Entity = Cumbria
Type = County
County = Cumbria
Year = 1918
MP = Tony Cunningham
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Workington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

The constituency covers much of the north-west of Cumbria, corresponding largely to the Allerdale borough, except for the area around Wigton. As well as Workington itself, the constituency contains the towns of Cockermouth, Keswick, Maryport and Aspatria.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cumbria, the Boundary Commission for England have created a modified Workington constituency as a result of population changes. The electoral wards used to create this reshaped seat, to be fought at the next UK general election in 2009 or 2010 are:
*All Saints, Aspatria, Boltons, Broughton St Bridget's, Christchurch, Clifton, Ellen, Ellenborough, Ewanrigg, Flimby, Harrington, Holme, Marsh, Moorclose, Moss Bay, Netherhall, St John's, St Michael's, Seaton, Silloth, Solway, Stainburn, Wampool, Waver and Wharrels

History

It was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918, which also abolished the constituency of Cockermouth. Traditionally, the constituency has supported the Labour Party, although a by-election in 1976 (forced by the elevation to the House of Lords of Fred Peart), was won by Richard Page of the Conservatives. However, the constituency reverted to type in the 1979 General Election, when it was regained by Labour, who have held it ever since.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Cunningham
votes = 19,554
percentage = 49.2
change = -6.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Judith Pattinson
votes = 12,659
percentage = 31.9
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kate Clarkson
votes = 5,815
percentage = 14.6
change = +2.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Mark Richardson
votes = 1,328
percentage = 3.3
change = +3.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = John Peacock
votes = 381
percentage = 1.0
change = -1.5
Election box majority
votes = 6,895
percentage = 17.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,737
percentage = 64.7
change = +1.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Workington
id=647
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Tony Cunningham
votes = 23,209
percentage = 55.5
change = -8.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Stoddart, T.
votes = 12,359
percentage = 29.6
change = +5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Francis, I.W.
votes = 5,214
percentage = 12.5
change = +4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = Peacock, J.
votes = 1,040
percentage = 2.5
change = +2.5
Election box majority
votes = 10,850
percentage = 25.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,822
percentage = 63.4
change =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cumbria

References

* http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/wcommons5.htm


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