Ellesmere Port and Neston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°16′34″N 2°58′08″W / 53.276°N 2.969°W / 53.276; -2.969

Ellesmere Port and Neston
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ellesmere Port and Neston in Cheshire.
Outline map
Location of Cheshire within England.
County Cheshire
Electorate 66,995 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Ellesmere Port and Neston
Current constituency
Created 1983
Member of Parliament Andrew Miller (Labour)
Number of members One
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Ellesmere Port and Neston is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1992 by Andrew Miller of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The constituency was formed in 1983, largely from the southern parts of the former Bebington and Ellesmere Port and Wirral constituencies. Both were former Conservative seats. Mike Woodcock of the Conservatives held the seat from the 1983 election until the 1992 election, when it was taken by Andrew Miller of the Labour Party. Miller has held the seat since then.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

1983-1997: The Borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston; and the City of Chester wards of Elton, Mollington, and Saughall.

1997-2010: The Borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston; and the City of Chester ward of Elton.

2010-present: The Borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston; and the City of Chester wards of Elton and Mickle Trafford.

The constituency includes the industrial town of Ellesmere Port, the smaller residential town of Neston and villages such as Burton, Parkgate, Willaston, Elton and Mickle Trafford.[3]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
1983 Mike Woodcock Conservative
1992 Andrew Miller Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Ellesmere Port and Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 19,750 44.6 −4.1
Conservative Stuart Penketh 15,419 34.9 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Denise Aspinall 6,663 15.1 −0.7
UKIP Henry Frederick Crocker 1,619 3.7 +0.8
Independent Jonathan Starkey 782 1.8 N/A
Majority 4,331 9.8 −9.6
Turnout 44,233 70.1 +8.8
Labour hold Swing −3.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ellesmere Port and Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 20,371 48.4 −6.9
Conservative Myles Hogg 13,885 33.0 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Steve Cooke 6,607 15.7 +4.1
UKIP Henry Frederick Crocker 1,206 2.9 +0.9
Majority 6,486 15.4
Turnout 42,069 61.6 +0.7
Labour hold Swing −5.4
General Election 2001: Ellesmere Port and Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 22,964 55.3 −4.3
Conservative Gareth David Williams 12,103 29.1 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Stuart Edward Kelly 4,828 11.6 +2.7
UKIP Henry Frederick Crocker 824 2.0 N/A
Green Geoff Lane Nicholls 809 1.9 N/A
Majority 10,861 26.2
Turnout 41,528 60.9 −16.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Ellesmere Port and Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 31,310 59.6 +13.5
Conservative Mrs. Lynn Turnbull 15,274 29.1 −13.7
Liberal Democrat Mrs. Joanna L. Pemberton 4,673 8.9 −1.0
Referendum Party Colin S. Rodden 1,305 2.5 N/A
Majority 16,036 30.5
Turnout 52,562 75.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Ellesmere Port and Neston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 27,782 46.1 +4.9
Conservative Andrew Pearce 25,793 42.8 −1.6
Liberal Democrat Ms. Elizabeth B. Jewkes 5,944 9.9 −4.2
Green Mike C. Money 589 1.0 N/A
Natural Law Dr. Alan Rae 105 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,989 3.3 +0.1
Turnout 60,213 84.1 +3.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Ellesmere Port and Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Woodcock 25,664 44.4 −1.5
Labour Co-op Helen Jones 23,811 41.2 +8.6
Social Democrat S.A. Holbrook 8,143 14.1 −7.4
PRP David John Edward Carson 185 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,853 3.2
Turnout 57,803 81.0
Conservative hold Swing −5.1
General Election 1983: Ellesmere Port and Neston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Woodcock 24,371 45.9 N/A
Labour Andrew Davies 17,284 32.6 N/A
Liberal Lester George 11,413 21.5 N/A
Majority 7,087 13.4 N/A
Turnout 53,068 75.8 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ General Election Results from the Electoral Commission
  3. ^ Open Street Map
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.