Liverpool West Derby (UK Parliament constituency)


Liverpool West Derby (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Liverpool West Derby
Map1 = LiverpoolWestDerby
Map2 = Merseyside
Entity = Merseyside
Type = Borough
County = Merseyside
Year = 1885
MP = Robert Wareing
Party = Independent
EP = North West England

Liverpool West Derby is a borough 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 is one of five covering the city of Liverpool. It covers the north-east of the city, including Croxteth as well as West Derby itself.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Merseyside, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified West Derby constituency, which will be first fought at the next general election.

Their original proposal to create a cross-border "Croxteth and Kirkby" seat (which would have contained with electoral wards from Knowsley borough, as well as from Liverpool) was dropped following public consultation. The electoral wards used in the modified West Derby constituency are:
*Croxteth, Knotty Ash, Norris Green, Tuebrook and Stoneycroft, West Derby and Yew Tree

History

The seat can be considered a safe seat for the Labour Party, with them having been victorious in every general election since 1964. However, in the early 1980s it was briefly held by the Social Democratic Party after the sitting Labour MP Eric Ogden defected. Labour regained the seat at the 1983 general election, when the current MP Bob Wareing first took office.

Prior to 1964, it was held by the Conservatives, although their share of the vote has declined considerably; so much so that in the 2005 general election they finished in fourth place.

The seat was notable in the general elections of 1997 and 2001 for being the only constituency in England in which a minor party came second, namely the Liberal Party. In the 2005 election, however, the Liberals were pushed into third place by the Liberal Democrats.

Candidates

The Labour Party has selected Stephen Twigg, previously member of parliament for Enfield Southgate, as the Labour Co-operative candidate for the next general election in place of Bob Wareing who failed to be reselected. Bob Wareing has stated he will contest the seat as an Labour Independent candidate. [cite web | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/merseyside/6999733.stm | title=Deselected Wareing to quit Labour | date=17 September 2007 | accessdate=2007-09-24 | work=BBC News] . The UK Independence Party have selected Hilary Jones as their candidate.

Members of Parliament

The current Member of Parliament is Bob Wareing who sits as a Independent. [cite web | url=http://www.parliament.uk/directories/hciolists/alms.cfm | title=directory of MP's | date=17 November 2007 | accessdate=2007-11-17 | work=Parliamentary website]

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Hilary Jones
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Stephen Twigg
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Robert Wareing
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Wareing
votes = 19,140
percentage = 62.83
change = −3.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Patrick Moloney
votes = 3,915
percentage = 12.85
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Steve Radford
votes = 3,606
percentage = 11.84
change = −3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Garrett
votes = 2,567
percentage = 8.43
change = +0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kai Anderson
votes = 698
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Baden
votes = 538
percentage = 1.8
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 15225
percentage = 50.0
change = −1.3
Election box turnout
votes = 30464
percentage = 47.16
change = +1.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -2.7

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Wareing
votes = 20,454 | percentage = 66.2 | change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Steve Radford
votes = 4,601 | percentage = 14.9 | change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Patrick Moloney
votes = 3,366 | percentage = 10.9 | change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Clare
votes = 2,486 | percentage = 8.0 | change =
Election box majority
votes = 15,853
percentage = 51.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 30,907
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Robert Wareing
votes = 30,002
percentage = 71.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = Steve Radford
votes = 4,037
percentage = 9.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = A Hines
votes = 3,805
percentage = 9.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = N Morgan
votes = 3,656
percentage = 8.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = P Forest
votes = 657
percentage = 1.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 25,965
percentage = 61.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 61.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies on Merseyside

References


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