Wallasey (UK Parliament constituency)


Wallasey (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Wallasey
Map1 = Wallasey
Map2 = Merseyside
Entity = Merseyside
Type = Borough
County = Merseyside
Year = 1918
MP = Angela Eagle
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Wallasey 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 covers the town of Wallasey, at the north of the Wirral Peninsula, including the six areas: Wallasey Village, Seacombe, Egremont, Liscard, New Brighton and Poulton, as well as Moreton and Leasowe. It is one of four constituencies covering the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.

History

A Conservative seat until 1992, it was held by such well-known Tories as Ernest Marples (former Transport minister) and Lynda Chalker. Increasing unemployment in the area saw the Conservative vote decline throughout the 1980s, with Angela Eagle of the Labour Party gaining the constituency in 1992. Labour have held it comfortably since then.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Eagle
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Leah Fraser
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Neil Gregory
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Wallasey
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Eagle
votes = 20,085
percentage = 54.8
change = -6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Leah Fraser
votes = 10,976
percentage = 29.9
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Joanna Pemberton
votes = 4,770
percentage = 13.0
change = +1.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Philip Griffiths
votes = 840
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 9,109
percentage = 24.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 36,671
percentage = 57.5
change = -0.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Wallasey
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Angela Eagle
votes = 22,718
percentage = 60.8
change = -3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Lesley Rennie
votes = 10,442
percentage = 28.0
change = +4.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Reisdorf
votes = 4,186
percentage = 11.2
change = +2.9
Election box majority
votes = 12,276
percentage = 32.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 37,346
percentage = 57.6
change = -16.2
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies on Merseyside

References


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