Wavertree (ward)

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Wavertree is a Liverpool City Council Ward within the Liverpool Wavertree Parliamentary constituency. It was formed in 2004 taking in parts of the former Picton, Childwall and Church wards.

Councillors[edit]

The ward has returned six Councillors[1]

Term Councillor Party
2004 - 2010 Steve Hurst Liberal Democrats
2004 - 2011 Michael Storey CBE Liberal Democrats
2004 - 2011 Warren Bradley Liberal Democrats
2011 - 2012 Independent
2010 - 2013 Rosie Jolly Liberal Democrats
2013 - present Labour Party
2011 - 2013 Jake Morrison Labour Party
2013 - present Independent
2012 - present Helen Casstles Labour Party

Warren Bradley was suspended and eventually expelled from the Liberal Democrats following allegations of electoral fraud which he later admitted in Court, he contested the 2012 elections as an Independent.[2]

In May 2013, Liberal Democrat Rosie Jolly, who faces re-election in 2014, defected to the Labour Party...[3]

In June 2013, Jake Morrison resigned his membership of the Labour Party, due partly to internal disputes with the local Labour MP and partly over disillusionment with national Labour policies. [4]

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22nd May 2014 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosie Jolly 1859 53.36% +5.07%
UKIP Neil Lawrence Miney 438 12.57% n/a
Liberal Democrat Stephen Maddison 435 12.49% +3.27%
Green Elizabeth Susan Pascoe 351 10.07% +3.55%
Conservative Diane Isabel Watson 155 4.45% +1.59%
Liberal James Robert Dykstra 131 3.76% n/a
National Health Action Stephen McNally 115 3.30% n/a
Majority 1,421 40.79%
Turnout 3484 34.00% -4.69%
Labour hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: 3rd May 2012 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Casstles 1874 48.29%
Independent Warren Bradley 1118 28.81%
Liberal Democrat Kevin White 358 9.22%
Green Elizabeth Susan Pascoe 253 6.52%
UKIP Neil Lawrence Miney 122 3.14%
Conservative Sabrina Bigby 111 2.86%
BNP Mike Whitby 45 1.16%
Majority 756
Turnout 3881 38.69%
Labour hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: 5th May 2011 [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jake Morrison 2337 51.27% +14.33%
Liberal Democrat Mike Storey 1444 31.68% -15.26%
Green Elizabeth Susan Pascoe 275 6.03% +0.76%
UKIP Neil Lawrence Miney 184 4.04% n/a
Liberal Sean Keatley 138 3.03% -2.74%
Conservative Angela Maria Oates 129 2.83% -2.26%
Respect Diana Linda Raby 51 1.12% n/a
Majority 893 19.59% +29.59%
Turnout 4558 44.64% -18.92%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +21.96%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Wavertree [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rosie Jolly 3118 46.94% -21.57%
Labour Anthony Robert Murphy 2454 36.94% +21.29%
Liberal Mary Jane Canning 383 5.77% +4.35%
Green Elizabeth Susan Pascoe 350 5.27% -3.88%
Conservative Christopher Mark Clinton 338 5.09% -0.18%
Majority 664 10.00%
Turnout 6643 63.56% +32.97%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -21.43%

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Wavertree [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Warren Bradley 2223 68.51%
Labour Nicholas Richard Wallace 508 15.65%
Green Julie Elizabeth Birch-Holt 297 9.15%
Conservative David Grundy 171 5.27%
Liberal Charles Railton Mayes 46 1.42%
Majority
Turnout 3245 30.59%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Wavertree [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mike Storey CBE 2350 70.04%
Labour Timothy Beaumont 559 16.66%
Green Julie Elizabeth Birch-Holt 219 6.53%
Conservative David Grundy 137 4.08%
Liberal Charles Railton Mayes 90 2.68%
Majority
Turnout 3355 32.10%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Wavertree [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Steve Hurst 1928 64.48%
Labour Claire Wilner 553 18.49%
Green Julie Elizabeth Birch-Holt 260 8.70%
Conservative David Grundy 142 4.75%
Liberal Susan O'Brien 107 3.58%%
Majority
Turnout 2990 27.73%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

After the boundary change of 2004 the whole of Liverpool City Council faced election. Three Councillors were returned.

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2004: Wavertree [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Warren Bradley 2918
Liberal Democrat Michael Storey 2836
Liberal Democrat Stephen Hurst 2652
Labour Matthew Dunne 550
Labour Ebenezer Quartey 498
Labour Barrie Grunewald 491
Majority
Turnout 3975 36.22%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing n/a

italics - Denotes the sitting Councillor.
bold - Denotes the winning candidate.

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Coordinates: 53°23′51″N 2°55′19″W / 53.3974°N 2.922°W / 53.3974; -2.922