Central (Liverpool ward)

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Not to be confused with Liverpool City Centre.

Coordinates: 53°24′36″N 2°58′48″W / 53.410°N 2.980°W / 53.410; -2.980 Central is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool Riverside Parliamentary constituency. The population at the 2011 census was 20,340.[1] It was formed for the 2004 municipal elections from the former Abercromby, Everton and Smithdown wards. It contains the majority of the city centre but also includes Kensington Fields in Kensington to the east and the Marybone/Holy Cross community in Vauxhall. The ward includes the longstanding city centre community around the Bullring, as well as many new city centre apartments. Furthermore, the ward contains the Pier Head and the two larger universities; the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

In 2004 Central was the city's most marginal ward, largely due to the intervention of the hard left Liverpool Labour Community Party. In more recent elections has become safer for Labour. The May 2008 local elections saw Labour take 62% of the vote.

The 2011 vote was effect by the controversy involving the Lib Dem candidate, Daniel Bradley the son of Lib Dem councillor Warren Bradley, when Daniel disclosed that he had not signed the candidate paper, his father had witnessed.[2][3]

Councillors[edit]

Term Councillor[4] Party
2004 - 2008 Richard White Labour
2004–present Sharon Sullivan Labour
2004–present Nick Small Labour
2008–present Christine Banks Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2016: 5th May 2016 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Banks 1,213 69.51% +9.17%
Green Robbie Coyne 285 16.33% -3.04%
Conservative Lee David Berry 100 5.73% -8.91%
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Elaine Wilson 95 5.44% n/a
Liberal James Robert Dykstra 52 2.98% n/a
Majority 928 53.18% +12.21%
Turnout 1,762 16.76% -32.20%
Labour hold Swing 6.11%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2015: 7th May 2015 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharon Sullivan 3,128 60.34% -2.77%
Green Rachael Joanne Blackman 1,004 19.37% +0.30%
Conservative Lee Berry 759 14.64% +6.75%
UKIP Jamie Sanderson 199 3.84% -3.94%
TUSC Priyanga Jeyanayagam 94 1.81% n/a%
Majority 2,124 40.97% -3.07%
Turnout 5,181 48.96% +35.1%
Labour hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22nd May 2014 [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nick Small 1,208 63.11% -8.34%
Green Hannah Ellen Clare 365 19.07% +7.10%
Conservative Lee Berry 151 7.89% -1.01%
UKIP Tony Power 149 7.78% n/a
Liberal Michele Leigh Williams 41 2.14% -0.62%
Majority 843 44.04% -14.83%
Turnout 1,914 13.86% +1.42%
Labour hold Swing -7.72%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: 3rd May 2012 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Banks 1164 71.45% +1.02%
Green Simeon Daniel Hart 195 11.97% +2.67%
Conservative Lee David Berry 145 8.90% +0.49%
TUSC Daren Andrew Ireland 80 4.91% n/a
Liberal James Robert Dykstra 45 2.76% n/a
Majority 969 58.87% -1.26%
Turnout 1646 12.44% -1.26%
Labour hold Swing -0.83%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: 5th May 2011 [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharon Sullivan 1348 70.43% +17.61%
Green Fiona Margaret McGill Coyne 178 9.30% +3.21%
Conservative Lee David Berry 161 8.41% -2.13%
Liberal Democrat Daniel Bradley 144 7.52% -20.94%
English Democrat Steven Greenhalgh 83 4.34% n/a
Majority 1170 60.13% +35.78%
Turnout 1914 15.43% -16.89%
Labour hold Swing 19.28%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Central [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nick Small 2054 52.82%
Liberal Democrat Richard Marbrow 1107 28.46%
Conservative Thomas Roberts 410 10.54%
Green Fiona Coyne 237 6.09%
Liberal John Aaron Gannon 81 2.08%
Majority 947 24.35%
Turnout 3889 32.32%
Labour hold Swing

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Central [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Banks 722 61.45%
Liberal Democrat James Peter Murray 157 13.36%
Green Michael Sean Cotgreave 134 11.40%
Conservative Gregg Andrew Watson 118 10.04%
Liberal Lisa Gaskell 44 3.74%
Majority
Turnout 1175 9.59%
Labour hold Swing

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Central [13]

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Central [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sharon Sullivan 713 50.21%
Liberal Democrat Gary Millar 432 30.42%
Green Robert Smith 125 8.80%
Conservative Mark Andrew Cotterell 120 8.45%
Liberal Lisa Gaskell 30 2.11%
Majority
Turnout 1420 11.80%
Labour hold Swing
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nick Small 719 53.30%
Liberal Democrat Paul Twigger 395 29.28%
Green Peter Andrew Edward Cranie 104 7.71%
Conservative Mark Andrew Cottrell 102 7.56%
Liberal Karl Justin Prescott 29 2.15%
Majority
Turnout 1349 12.00%
Labour hold Swing

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

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2004: Central [14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard White 580
Labour Sharon Sullivan 577
Labour Nick Small 515
Liberal Democrat Alison Campbell 497
Liberal Democrat David Roscoe 479
Liberal Democrat Christopher Curry 459
Liverpool Labour George Knibb 324
Liverpool Labour Marie Whitty 278
Green Faye Griffiths 223
Green Peter Cranie 191
Green Alexander Rodkin 141
Conservative Diane Watson 74
Liberal Stephen Houghland 28
Majority
Turnout 1649 16.13%
Labour hold Swing n/a

italics denotes the sitting Councillor • bold denotes the winning candidate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Liverpool ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ David Bartlett (19 April 2011). "Liberal Democrats suspend Warren Bradley and police poised to launch investigation". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Ben Rossington (18 April 2011). "Former Liverpool council leader Warren Bradley facing probe on son's election papers". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool City Council elections 1998-2006". 15 May 2010. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2016, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  6. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2015, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  7. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2014, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  8. ^ "Municipal Elections 2012, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  9. ^ "Municipal Elections 2011, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  10. ^ "Municipal Elections 2010, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  11. ^ "Municipal Election results 2008, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  12. ^ "Municipal Election results 2007, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  13. ^ "Municipal Election results 2006, Central". Liverpool City Council. 
  14. ^ "Municipal Election results 2004" (PDF). Liverpool City Council. [permanent dead link]

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