Weaver Vale (UK Parliament constituency)


Weaver Vale (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Weaver Vale
Map1 = WeaverVale
Map2 = Cheshire
Entity = Cheshire
Type = County
County = Cheshire
Year = 1997
MP = Mike Hall
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Weaver Vale 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 the northern part of the Vale Royal borough in Cheshire, including the towns of Northwich and Frodsham and the villages of Helsby and Weaverham. It also includes part of the Halton borough, covering eastern parts of Runcorn.

Boundary review

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

*From the borough of Vale Royal - Forest, Frodsham North, Frodsham South, Hartford and Whitegate, Helsby, Kingsley, Leftwich and Kingsmead, Milton Weaver, Northwich Castle, Northwich Winnington, Northwich Witton, and Weaverham.
*From the borough of Halton - Beechwood, Daresbury, Halton Lea, Norton North, Norton South, and Windmill Hill

History

The Weaver Vale constituency was created in 1997, when the number of constituencies in Cheshire was increased from 10 to 11. It was formed from parts of the
Eddisbury, Tatton , Halton and Warrington South constituencies.

Since the 1997 general election, the seat has been held by the Labour Party's Mike Hall, who first entered Parliament in 1992 for Warrington South. Although Labour have held the seat relatively easily (with Northwich being their strongest area), it is a likely target for the Conservatives, with them having held two of the predecessor seats in the past.

Members of Parliament

* 1997 – "present": Mike Hall, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Weaver Vale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Hall
votes = 18,759
percentage = 47.6
change = -4.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Jonathan Mackie
votes = 11,904
percentage = 30.2
change = +2.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Trevor Griffiths
votes = 7,723
percentage = 19.6
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Brenda Swinscoe
votes = 1,034
percentage = 2.6
change = +1.2
Election box majority
votes = 6,855
percentage = 17.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,420
percentage = 57.1
change = -0.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Weaver Vale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Hall
votes = 20,611
percentage = 52.5
change = -3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Carl Cross
votes = 10,974
percentage = 27.9
change = -0.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nigel Griffiths
votes = 5,643
percentage = 14.4
change = +2.1
Election box candidate
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Mike Cooksley
votes = 1,484
percentage = 3.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Jim Bradshaw
votes = 559
percentage = 1.4
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,637
percentage = 24.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,271
percentage = 57.6
change = -15.5
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Weaver Vale
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Hall
votes = 27,244
percentage = 56.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = J.P. Byrne
votes = 13,796
percentage = 28.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Nigel Griffiths
votes = 5,949
percentage = 12.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = R.E. Cockfield
votes = 1,312
percentage = 2.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 13,448
percentage = 27.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 48,301
percentage = 73.0
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire


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