Halton (UK Parliament constituency)


Halton (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Halton
Map1 = Halton
Map2 = Cheshire
Entity = Cheshire
Type = County
County = Cheshire
Year = 1983
MP = Derek Twigg
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Halton is a county constituency in Cheshire, 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

Halton constituency sits on either side of the River Mersey and comprises Widnes, the original town of Runcorn (with a small part of the new town) and Hale village. It consists of 14 electoral wards; Hale, Ditton, Riverside, Hough Green, Broadheath, Kingsway, Birchfield, Farnworth, Appleton, Halton, Mersey, Heath, Grange and Halton Brook.

Boundary Review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cheshire, the Boundary Commission for England have made minor changes to the existing arrangement as a consequence of population changes. The electoral wards used in this modified constituency are;

*Appleton, Birchfield, Broadheath, Castlefields, Ditton, Farnworth, Grange, Hale, Halton Brook, Halton View, Heath, Hough Green, Kingsway, Mersey and Riverside from the borough of Halton

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Halton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Twigg
votes = 21,460
percentage = 62.8
change = -6.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Colin Bloom
votes = 6,854
percentage = 20.1
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roger Barlow
votes = 5,869
percentage = 17.2
change = +5.0
Election box majority
votes = 14,606
percentage = 42.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,183
percentage = 53.1
change = -1.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.9

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Halton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Twigg
votes = 23,841
percentage = 69.2
change = -1.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Chris Davenport
votes = 6,413
percentage = 18.6
change = +0.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Walker
votes = 4,216
percentage = 12.2
change = +4.9
Election box majority
votes = 17,428
percentage = 50.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34,470
percentage = 54.1
change = -14.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Halton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Derek Twigg
votes = 31,497
percentage = 70.9
change = +11.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Balmer
votes = 7,847
percentage = 17.7
change = -12.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Janet Jones
votes = 3,263
percentage = 7.3
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = Reginald Atkins
votes = 1,036
percentage = 2.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
candidate = David Proffitt
votes = 600
percentage = 1.4
change =
Election box candidate
party = Republican
candidate = John Alley
votes = 196
percentage = 0.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 23,650
percentage = 53.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,439
percentage = 68.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Halton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Oakes
votes = 35,005
percentage = 59.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = G.L. Mercer
votes = 16,821
percentage = 28.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = D. Reaper
votes = 6,104
percentage = 10.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Official Monster Raving Loony Party
candidate = S. Herley
votes = 398
percentage = 0.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = N.G. Collins
votes = 338
percentage = 0.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 18,184
percentage = 31.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 58,666
percentage = 78.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Halton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Oakes
votes = 32,065
percentage = 55.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J.G. Hardman
votes = 17,487
percentage = 30.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = H.F. Clucas
votes = 8,272
percentage = 14.3
change =
Election box majority
votes = 14,578
percentage = 25.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 57,824
percentage = 78.3
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Halton
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Gordon Oakes
votes = 24,752
percentage = 46.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = P.M. Pedley
votes = 17,923
percentage = 33.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = T.R. Tilling
votes = 10,649
percentage = 20.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 6,829
percentage = 12.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 53,324
percentage = 73.3
change =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire


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