Liverpool Riverside (UK Parliament constituency)


Liverpool Riverside (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Liverpool Riverside
Map1 = LiverpoolRiverside
Map2 = Merseyside
Entity = Merseyside
Type = Borough
County = Merseyside
Year = 1983
MP = Louise Ellman
Party = Labour Co-operative
EP = North West England

Liverpool Riverside 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 five covering the city of Liverpool. It covers the central area of the city, including some of the famous sights of the city such as the Royal Liver Building and Albert Dock, as well as areas such as Aigburth, Edge Hill, Mossley Hill, Vauxhall and Toxteth. It also contains both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Merseyside, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified Riverside constituency. An original proposal to create an unprecedented cross-Mersey constituency was dropped by the Commission due to lack of support.

The electoral wards used to form the modified Riverside seat are:
*Central, Greenbank, Kirkdale, Mossley Hill, Princes Park, Riverside and St Michael’s.

History

The constituency was formed in 1983, and has always been held by the Labour Party; from 1983 until 1997 by Robert Parry, and since then by Louise Ellman. It is a safe seat covering a deprived urban area. In both the 2001 and 2005 general elections it had the lowest turnout of all constituencies in the UK.

In the 2005 general election, there was a considerable swing (+8.1%) to the Liberal Democrats, however Labour were still comfortably ahead. Also in 2005, Liverpool Riverside was one of the few seats where the Green Party retained its deposit, scoring just over 5% of the vote.

Members of Parliament

*1983 – 1997: Robert Parry, Labour
*1997 – "present": Louise Ellman, Labour Co-operative

Election results

Election box begin
title=Next United Kingdom general election: Riverside
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Louise Ellman
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Marbrow
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Joe Nugent
votes =
percentage =
change =

UK general election, 2005

The turnout compared to the 2001 election had risen by 7.4% to 41.5% (an above average increase). However, this was still the lowest throughout the United Kingdom which averaged 61.3% with a 1.2% increase.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Louise Ellman
votes = 17,951
percentage = 57.6
change = -13.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Marbrow
votes = 7,737
percentage = 24.8
change = +8.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Gabrielle Howatson
votes = 2,843
percentage = 9.1
change = +0.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Green Party of England and Wales
candidate = Peter Cranie
votes = 1,707
percentage = 5.5
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Beth Marshall
votes = 498
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Ann Irving
votes = 455
percentage = 1.5
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 10,214
percentage = 32.7
change = -17.7
Election box turnout
votes = 31,191
percentage = 41.5
change = +7.4

UK general election, 2001

In the 2001 election it had a turnout of 34.1% which was the lowest of the United Kingdom. The average turnout in that year was 59.2%.

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Louise Ellman
votes = 18,201
percentage = 71.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Marbrow
votes = 4,251
percentage = 16.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Judith Edwards
votes = 2,142
percentage = 8.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Cathy Wilson
votes = 909
percentage = 3.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 13,950
percentage = 54.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 25,503
percentage = 34.1
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Co-operative
candidate = Louise Ellman
votes = 26,858
percentage = 70.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Beatrice Fraenkel
votes = 5,059
percentage = 13.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Sparrow
votes = 3,635
percentage = 9.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Others
candidate =
votes = 2,583
percentage = 6.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 21,799
percentage = 54.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 38,135
percentage = 51.6
change =

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies on Merseyside


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