St Helens North (UK Parliament constituency)


St Helens North (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = St Helens North
Map1 = StHelensNorth
Map2 = Merseyside
Entity = Merseyside
Type = Borough
County = Merseyside
Year = 1983
MP = David Watts
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

St Helens 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 Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, the other being St Helens South. It includes the north of the town of St Helens, and Billinge, Earlestown, Haydock, Newton-le-Willows and Rainford.

Following a review by the Boundary Commission for England, at the next general election the constituency will undergo subtle boundary changes, in order to match the modified ward boundaries introduced in the borough in 2004.

History

The constituency was created in 1983, primarily replacing parts of the St Helens and Newton constituencies. It is a safe seat for the Labour Party, having being held by them since its creation, first by the former Newton MP John Evans, then from 1997 by David Watts, a former leader of St Helens council.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: St Helens North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Watts
votes = 22,329
percentage = 56.9
change = -4.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Beirne
votes = 8,367
percentage = 21.3
change = +3.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Paul Oakley
votes = 7,410
percentage = 18.9
change = +0.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Sylvia Hall
votes = 1,165
percentage = 3.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 13,962
percentage = 35.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 39,271
percentage = 57.8
change = +5.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: St Helens North
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = David Watts
votes = 22,977
percentage = 61.1
change = -3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Simon Pearce
votes = 7,076
percentage = 18.8
change = +1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = John Beirne
votes = 6,609
percentage = 17.6
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Stephen Whatham
votes = 939
percentage = 2.5
change = +0.8
Election box majority
votes = 15,901
percentage = 42.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,601
percentage = 52.7
change = -16.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies on Merseyside


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