Warrington North (UK Parliament constituency)
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Warrington North in Cheshire.
Location of Cheshire within England.
|Electorate||71,836 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Helen Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Warrington, Newton|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Warrington North is a parliamentary 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. The current MP is Helen Jones of the Labour Party — the constituency has always been a safe Labour seat.
The constituency is one of two covering the unitary authority of Warrington, Cheshire, the other being Warrington South. It covers the northern and eastern parts of the town, including Birchwood, Orford, Padgate and Woolston, in effect suburbs that are contiguous. It also includes the villages of Burtonwood, Culcheth and Winwick. The southern boundary (with Warrington South) is the River Mersey.
- History of boundaries
Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies which slightly altered this constituency for the 2010 general election. Before the change, two wards, Bewsey and Whitecross and Whittle Hall were in the seat, however only part of Fairfield and Howley was in the seat.
The seat has electoral wards:
- Birchwood; Burtonwood and Winwick; Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft; Fairfield and Howley; Orford; Poplars and Hulme; Poulton North; Poulton South; Rixton and Woolston; Westbrook in the Borough of Warrington
- Political history
Although in 2010 the Labour Party saw a 6.6% swing to the Conservative Party, all of its majorities to date have not been marginal and therefore Warrington North is a safe seat for the Labour Party, who have selected both of the candidates for MP since its creation. Its first member of Parliament was Doug Hoyle,[n 1] who had first won the Warrington seat in a by-election in 1981, beating Roy Jenkins, the leader of the then-new Social Democratic Party in their first election.
The constituency includes half of the historic but industrious town, which saw significant economic and population growth in the 20th century. In contrast to Warrington South, workless claimants who were registered jobseekers, constituted in November 2012 a higher proportion than the national average of 3.8% of the population, at 4.3%, this demonstrated marginally higher employment than in the North West as a whole, based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Warrington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Dave Eccles||9,196||20.8||+2.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Warrington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Walker||7,699||19.0||+5.6|
|Community Action||Mike Hughes||573||1.4||+1.4|
|General Election 2001: Warrington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Roy Smith||5,232||13.4||+3.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Warrington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Greenhalgh||5,308||10.4||−1.1|
|Referendum Party||Arthur T. Smith||1,816||3.5||N/A|
|General Election 1992: Warrington North|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Greenhalgh||6,965||11.5||−6.2|
|Natural Law||Brian R. Davis||400||0.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Warrington North|
|Social Democrat||C. Bithell||10,046||17.7||−9.8|
|General Election 1983: Warrington North|
|Social Democrat||D.S. Harrison||13,951||27.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Hoyle since 1997 has been a life peer, Lord Hoyle (of Warrington)
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map non-metropolitan areas and unitary authorities of England
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Warrington North, UKPollingReport
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.