Warrington North (UK Parliament constituency)


Warrington North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Warrington North
Map1 = WarringtonNorth
Map2 = Cheshire
Entity = Cheshire
Type = Borough
County = Cheshire
Year = 1983
MP = Helen Jones
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Warrington North 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 is one of two covering the unitary authority of Warrington, Cheshire, the other being Warrington South. It covers the northern and eastern parts of the town, including the Birchwood, Orford, Padgate and Woolston areas. It also includes the villages of Burtonwood, Culcheth and Winwick. The Southern boundary (with Warrington South) is the River Mersey.

History

The constituency was created in 1983, from parts of the former Warrington and Newton constituencies. It is a safe seat for the Labour Party, with them having held it since its creation. Its first member of Parliament was Doug Hoyle, who had first won the Warrington seat in a by-election in 1981, beating Roy Jenkins, the leader of the then-new Social Democratic Party in their first election.

Hoyle stood down at the 1997 general election, and was replaced by Helen Jones, who has held the seat since then. Hoyle now sits in the House of Lords, as Lord Hoyle of Warrington.

Members of Parliament

* 1983 – 1997: Doug Hoyle, Labour
* 1997 – "present": Helen Jones, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Warrington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Helen Jones
votes = 21,632
percentage = 53.5
change = -8.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Ferryman
votes = 9,428
percentage = 23.3
change = +0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Walker
votes = 7,699
percentage = 19.0
change = +5.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Kirkham
votes = 1,086
percentage = 2.7
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Community Action Party
candidate = Mike Hughes
votes = 573
percentage = 1.4
change = +1.4
Election box majority
votes = 12,204
percentage = 30.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,418
percentage = 55.1
change = +1.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.4

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Warrington North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Helen Jones
votes = 24,026
percentage = 61.7
change = -0.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Usher
votes = 8,870
percentage = 22.8
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roy Smith
votes = 5,232
percentage = 13.4
change = +3.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Jack Kirkham
votes = 782
percentage = 2.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 15,156
percentage = 38.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,910
percentage = 53.7
change = -16.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = H Jones
votes = 31,827
percentage = 62.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R Lacey
votes = 12,300
percentage = 24
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = I Greenhalgh
votes = 5,308
percentage = 10.36
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = A Smith
votes = 1,816
percentage = 3.54
change =
Election box majority
votes = 19,527
percentage = 38.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 51,251
percentage = 70.39
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = EDH Hoyle
votes = 33,019
percentage = 54.32
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = C Daniels
votes = 20,397
percentage = 33.56
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = I Greenhalgh
votes = 6,965
percentage = 11.46
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party
candidate = B Davies
votes = 400
percentage = 0.66
change =
Election box majority
votes = 12,622
percentage = 20.77
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 60,781
percentage = 77.38
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire


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