Church (Liverpool ward)

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Coordinates: 53°23′13″N 2°55′12″W / 53.387°N 2.920°W / 53.387; -2.920 Church is a Liverpool City Council Ward. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 13,974.[1] It contains part of the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool. It includes the road Penny Lane, famous for the Beatles song of the same name. The ward boundary was changed at the 2004 municipal elections to encompass parts of the former Grassendale and Allerton wards and losing part to the new Wavertree ward.[2]

Councillors[edit]

Term Councillor [3] Party
2004–2010 Colin Eldridge Liberal Democrat
2004–present Erica Kemp Liberal Democrat
2004–present Richard Kemp Liberal Democrat
2010–2014 Tom Morrison Liberal Democrat
2014–present Richard Wenstone Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections of the 2010s[edit]

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2016: 5th May 2016 [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Kendrick Makinson 2,903 55.75% +9.23%
Labour Jan McDermott 1,441 27.67% -8.45%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 426 8.18% -0.49%
Liberal John Bradley 135 2.59% n/a
Conservative David Jeffery 133 2.55% -1.88%
UKIP Noah Aubrey Linus Sorensen 123 2.36% -1.88%
TUSC William Delf 46 0.88% -0.05%
Majority 1,462 28.08% +17.68%
Registered electors 10,593
Turnout 5,256 49.62% -25.61%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 8.84%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2015: 7th May 2015 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Kemp, CBE 3,808 46.52% +8.19%
Labour Liz Parsons 2,957 36.12% -4.36%
Green Ted Grant 710 8.67% -2.42%
Conservative Elizabeth Ann Pearson 363 4.43% -1.64%
UKIP Christopher Neil Thwaite 272 3.32% n/a
TUSC Jack Robert Yarlett 76 0.93% n/a
Majority 851 10.40% +12.55%
Registered electors 10,903
Turnout 8,202 75.23% +31.37%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing 6.28%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2014: 22nd May 2014 [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dr Richard Wenstone 1,906 40.48% +4.42%
Liberal Democrat Andrew Makinson 1805 38.33% -10.38%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 522 11.09% +3.69%
Conservative James Pearson 286 6.07% +1.71%
Majority 101 2.15% -10.50%
Turnout 4,709 43.86% -0.26%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +7.40%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2012: 3rd May 2012 [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Erica Kemp 2291 48.71% +6.8%
Labour Richard Wenstone 1696 36.06% -1.06%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 348 7.40% -3.64%
Conservative Christopher Matthew Hall 205 4.36% -5.68%
UKIP Tony Hammond 163 3.47% n/a
Majority 595 12.65% +7.86%
Turnout 4703 44.12% -2.8%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.93%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2011: 5th May 2011 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Kemp 2091 41.91% -3.07%
Labour Nathalie Nicholas 1852 37.12% +7.77%
Conservative Tom Roberts 501 10.04% +0.11%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 399 8.00% +2.88%
Independent Jeff Berman 146 2.93% +0.78%
Majority 239 4.79% -10.85%
Turnout 4989 46.92 -18.30%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.42%
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2010: Church [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Thomas William Morrison 3179 44.98%
Labour Peter Clarke 2074 29.35%
Conservative James Barnaby 702 9.93%
Liberal James Robert MacGregor 556 7.87%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 404 5.72%
Independent Jeffrey Berman 152 2.15%
Majority 1105 15.64%
Turnout 7067 65.22%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Elections of the 2000s[edit]

Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2008: Church [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Erica Kemp 2330 60.19%
Labour David Shepherd 522 13.48%
Conservative Norman Coppell 360 9.30%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 286 7.39%
Independent Jeffrey Berman 273 7.05%
Liberal James Robert MacGregor 100 2.58%
Majority
Turnout 3871 36.18%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2007: Church [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Kemp 2790 69.77%
Labour Stephen Laurence Bennett 461 11.53%
Conservative Graham Kenneth Jones 332 8.30%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 329 8.23%
Liberal James Robert MacGregor 87 2.18%
Majority
Turnout 3999 37.30%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liverpool City Council Municipal Elections 2006: Church [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Colin Eldridge 2306 60.22%
Labour Timothy Martin Beaumont 501 13.08%
Green Eleanor Janet Mary Martin 335 8.75%
Conservative Graham Kenneth Jones 291 7.60%
Independent Jeffrey Berman 274 7.16%
Liberal James Robert MacGregor 122 3.19%
Majority
Turnout 3829 34.35%
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: Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Erica Kemp 3870
Liberal Democrat Richard Kemp 3771
Liberal Democrat Colin Eldridge 3465
Green Eleanor Martin 736
Labour Wendy Simon 733
Labour Neville Jones 601
Labour David Holt 531
Majority
Turnout 5060 44.91%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing n/a

italics denotes the sitting Councillor. * bold denotes the winning candidate.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool City Ward population 2011". Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boundary Commission Report". 15 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool City Council elections 1998-2006". 16 May 2010. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2016, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  5. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2015, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  6. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2014, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  7. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2012, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  8. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2011, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  9. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2010, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  10. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2008, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  11. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2007, Church". Liverpool City Council. 
  12. ^ "Municipal Election Results 2006, Church". Liverpool City Council.