Liverpool Riverside (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Liverpool, Riverside in Merseyside.
Location of Merseyside within England.
|Electorate||73,406 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Louise Ellman (Labour Co-op)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Liverpool Toxteth,
Liverpool Scotland Exchange
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
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 the localities of Aigburth, Canning, Chinatown, Dingle, Kirkdale, Part of Mossley Hill, St Michael's Hamlet, Toxteth and Vauxhall. It also contains both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.
Latest boundary review
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Merseyside, the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies led to alterations. Under this, its original proposal to create an unprecedented cross-Mersey constituency was dropped in the revised proposals due to lack of support.
The electoral wards used to form the modified Riverside seat are:
The constituency was created in 1983 merging most of the former Liverpool Scotland Exchange and Liverpool Toxteth constituencies. In their provisional recommendations, the Boundary Commission originally suggested calling the constituency Liverpool Abercromby. The name was changed during the local enquiry process, during which an alternate name of Liverpool Cathedrals was also proposed.
It has always been held by the Labour Party; from 1983 until 1997 by Robert Parry (formerly MP for one of the predecessor seats from 1974), 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 United Kingdom.
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
|1997||Louise Ellman||Labour Co-op|
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Liverpool Riverside|
|Labour Co-op||Louise Ellman||22,998||59.3||+0.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard D. Marbrow||8,825||22.7||−0.6|
|UKIP||Patricia Ann Gaskell||674||1.7||+0.1|
Elections in the 2000s
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.
|General Election 2005: Liverpool Riverside|
|Labour Co-op||Louise Ellman||17,951||57.6||−13.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard D. Marbrow||7,737||24.8||+8.1|
|Conservative||Mrs. Gabrielle J.F. Howatson||2,843||9.1||+0.7|
|Green||Peter A.E. Cranie||1,707||5.5||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Miss Beth R. Marshall||498||1.6||N/A|
|UKIP||Mrs. Ann R.F. Irving||455||1.5||N/A|
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%.
|General Election 2001: Liverpool Riverside|
|Labour Co-op||Louise Ellman||18,201||71.4||+1.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard D. Marbrow||4,251||16.7||+3.4|
|Conservative||Miss Judith C. Edwards||2,142||8.4||−1.1|
|Socialist Alliance||Mrs. Cathy Wilson||909||3.6||+1.6|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Liverpool Riverside|
|Labour Co-op||Louise Ellman||26,858||70.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Beatrice L. Fraenkel||5,059||13.3|
|Conservative||David G. Sparrow||3,635||9.5|
|Socialist (GB)||Mrs. Cathy Wilson||776||2.0|
|Liberal||David W. Green||594||1.6|
|Referendum Party||George Skelly||586||1.5|
|ProLife Alliance||Miss Heather M. Neilson||277||0.7|
|Natural Law||Geoffey N.W. Gay||171||0.5|
|General Election 1992: Liverpool Riverside|
|Conservative||Dr. Andrew Zsigmond||3,113||11.5||−2.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Mohammed Akbar Ali||2,498||9.3||−2.0|
|Natural Law||John D. Collins||169||0.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Liverpool Riverside|
|Social Democrat||B.S. Chahal||3, 912||11.3||−2.7|
|Communist||Dr. Katherine A Gardner||601||1.7||+1.0|
|General Election 1983: Liverpool Riverside|
|Conservative||T. Morrison||7, 600||19.8||N/A|
|Social Democrat||P. Zentner||5,381||14.0||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||D. Latchford||234||0.6||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Boundary Commission for England, Third Periodic Review, 1983
- Dawson, Katie (2010-05-05). "Can Liverpool Riverside improve its voting turnout?". BBC News. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "R" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Liverpool Riverside UK Polling
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.