Makerfield (UK Parliament constituency)


Makerfield (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°31′26″N 2°40′34″W / 53.524°N 2.676°W / 53.524; -2.676

Makerfield
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Makerfield in Greater Manchester.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 74,856 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1983 (1983)
Member of Parliament Yvonne Fovargue (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Makerfield is a county 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.

Makerfield is, and has historically been, one of the safest Labour seats in the country. With its predecessor constituencies, it has been held by Labour since the Parliamentary Labour Party was formed in 1906. [1]

Contents

Boundaries

Makerfield consists of the western and central section of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester. It comprises the wards to the south and to the west of Wigan and to the north of Leigh.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England has recommended alterations to the existing constituencies in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan area. The electoral wards used in the altered Makerfield constituency from 2010 are:

These changes move the Ince-in-Makerfield ward to the Wigan constituency.

Members of Parliament

Election Member [2] Party
1983 Michael McGuire Labour
1987 Ian McCartney Labour
2010 Yvonne Fovargue Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Makerfield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Fovargue 20,700 47.3 -14.8
Conservative Itrat Ali 8,210 18.8 +5.2
Liberal Democrat Dave Crowther 7,082 16.2 +4.8
Independent Bob Brierley 3,424 7.8 N/A
BNP Ken Haslam 3,229 7.4 +4.1
Independent John Mather 1,126 2.6 N/A
Majority 12,490 28.5
Turnout 43,771 59.4 +9.8
Labour hold Swing -10.0

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Makerfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian McCartney 22,494 63.2 -5.3
Conservative Kulveer Ranger 4,345 12.2 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Trevor Beswick 3,789 10.6 -0.8
Community Action Peter Franzen 2,769 7.8 N/A
BNP Dennis Shambley 1,221 3.4 N/A
UKIP Gregory Atherton 962 2.7 N/A
Majority 18,149 51.0
Turnout 35,580 51.5 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +0.1
General Election 2001: Makerfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian McCartney 23,879 68.5 -5.1
Conservative Jane Brooks 6,129 17.6 +2.2
Liberal Democrat David Crowther 3,990 11.4 +3.1
Socialist Alliance Malcolm Jones 858 2.5 N/A
Majority 17,750 50.9
Turnout 34,856 50.9 -15.9
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Makerfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian McCartney 33,119 73.28
Conservative M Winstanley 6,942 15.42
Liberal Democrat B Hubbard 3,743 8.32
Referendum Party A Seed 1,210 2.69
General Election 1992: Makerfield[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian McCartney 32,832 60.4 +4.1
Conservative Mrs DM Dickson 14,714 27.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrat ST Jeffers 5,097 9.4 -7.1
Liberal Ms. S Cairns 1,309 2.4 -14.1
Natural Law CD Davies 397 0.7 +0.7
Majority 18,118 33.3 +4.3
Turnout 54,349 76.1 +0.3
Labour hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Makerfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian McCartney 30,190 56.26
Conservative L A Robertson 14,632 27.27
SDP–Liberal Alliance B Hewer 8,838 16.47
General Election 1983: Makerfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael McGuire 25,114 49.26
Conservative E Hay 14,238 27.93
SDP–Liberal Alliance R Grayson 11,633 22.82

See also

Notes

^ Manchester Evening News: "McCartney makes it a century"

References



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