Birkenhead (UK Parliament constituency)


Birkenhead (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Birkenhead
Map1 = Birkenhead
Map2 = Merseyside
Entity = Merseyside
Type = Borough
County = Merseyside
Year = 1861, 1950
MP = Frank Field
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Birkenhead is a parliamentary 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.

History

Birkenhead was enfranchised in 1861, and the constituency was abolished by the Representation of the People Act 1918 with effect from the 1918 general election. It was then replaced by the new Birkenhead East and Birkenhead West constituencies.

Since the constituency was re-established at the 1950 general election, it has returned only Labour MPs.

Boundaries

The constituency covers Birkenhead, in the Wirral on Merseyside.

The boundary commission has recommended that Birkenhead gain the entire Prenton ward from Wirral West (the ward is currently shared between the two constituencies). This is unlikely to affect the ward much as although the Prenton Ward contains a lot of large houses, it also contains large ex/local authority estates and has a Birkenhead postal code.

Members of Parliament

1861-1918

1950-present

Election results

2000s

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Frank Field
votes = 18,059
percentage = 65.0
change = -5.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stuart Kelly
votes = 5,125
percentage = 18.4
change = +5.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Howard Morton
votes = 4,602
percentage = 16.6
change = -0.1
Election box majority
votes = 12,934
percentage = 46.5
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 27,786
percentage = 48.7
change = +0.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -5.6

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Birkenhead
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Frank Field
votes = 20,418
percentage = 70.5
change = -0.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Brian Stewart
votes = 4,827
percentage = 16.7
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Roy Wood
votes = 3,722
percentage = 12.8
change = +3.8
Election box majority
votes = 15,591
percentage = 53.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 28,967
percentage = 48.3
change = -17.7
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies on Merseyside

References

*Rayment
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