St Helens South (UK Parliament constituency)


St Helens South (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = St Helens South
Map1 = StHelensSouth
Map2 = Merseyside
Entity = Merseyside
Type = Borough
County = Merseyside
Year = 1983
MP = Shaun Woodward
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

St Helens South 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 North. It contains the southern part of the borough including the town centre of St Helens, the south of the town, and Rainhill.

Following recommendations made by the Boundary Commission for England, St Helens South has been replaced with a new St Helens South and Whiston constituency, which will include three wards from Knowsley borough.

History

The constituency was formed in 1983, and was represented by Labour's Gerry Bermingham from then until he stood down in 2001. He was replaced by Shaun Woodward, who had defected from the Conservatives to Labour in January 2000. Woodward was deemed unlikely to retain his Witney constituency in Oxfordshire as a Labour candidate (it was subsequently won by David Cameron), and was instead selected for this safe seat instead.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: St Helens South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Shaun Woodward
votes = 19,345
percentage = 54.5
change = +4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Brian Spencer
votes = 10,036
percentage = 28.3
change = +5.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Una Riley
votes = 4,602
percentage = 13.0
change = -0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Malcolm Nightingale
votes = 847
percentage = 2.4
change = +1.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Perry
votes = 643
percentage = 1.8
change = -2.6
Election box majority
votes = 9,309
percentage = 26.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,473
percentage = 46.0
change = -5.4
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -0.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: St Helens South
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Shaun Woodward
votes = 16,799
percentage = 49.7
change = -18.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Brian Spencer
votes = 7,814
percentage = 23.1
change = +9.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lee Rotherham
votes = 4,675
percentage = 13.8
change = -1.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = Neil Thompson
votes = 2,325
percentage = 6.9
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Perry
votes = 1,504
percentage = 4.4
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bryan Slater
votes = 336
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Michael Murphy
votes = 271
percentage = 0.8
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = David Braid
votes = 80
percentage = 0.2
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 8,985
percentage = 26.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,804
percentage = 51.4
change = -15.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies on Merseyside


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