Ellesmere Port and Neston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°16′34″N 2°58′08″W / 53.276°N 2.969°W / 53.276; -2.969

Ellesmere Port and Neston
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Ellesmere Port and Neston in Cheshire
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Location of Cheshire within England
CountyCheshire
Electorate69,522 (2018)[1]
Major settlementsEllesmere Port and Neston
Current constituency
Created1983
Member of ParliamentJustin Madders (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromBebington and Ellesmere Port, Wirral and City of Chester[2]

Ellesmere Port and Neston is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Justin Madders of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The constituency was formed in 1983, largely from the southern parts of the former Bebington and Ellesmere Port and Wirral constituencies. Both were former Conservative seats. Mike Woodcock of the Conservatives held the seat from the 1983 election until the 1992 election, when it was taken by Andrew Miller of the Labour Party. Miller held the seat until his retirement from the Commons in 2015, during which time it became a relatively safe Labour seat, and was succeeded by Justin Madders.[3]

Boundaries[edit]

1983–1997: The Borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston, and the City of Chester wards of Elton, Mollington, and Saughall.[4]

The majority of the constituency (Ellesmere Port) had previously been one half of the abolished Bebington and Ellesmere Port constituency, whilst Neston had been a smaller part of the abolished Wirral constituency. The three City of Chester wards were transferred from the City of Chester constituency.

1997–2010: The Borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston, and the City of Chester ward of Elton.[5]

The Mollington and Saughall wards transferred back to City of Chester.

2010–2019: The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007 defined the boundaries as:

The Borough of Ellesmere Port and Neston (all wards), and the City of Chester wards of Elton and Mickle Trafford.[6]

Minor changes due to revision of ward boundaries.

However, before the new boundaries came into force for the 2010 election, the districts making up the county of Cheshire were abolished on 1 April 2009, being replaced by four unitary authorities. Consequently, the constituency's boundaries became:

The Cheshire West and Chester wards of Chester Villages (part), Ellesmere Port Town, Elton, Grange, Ledsham and Manor, Little Neston and Burton (part), Neston, Netherpool, Parkgate, Rossmore, St Paul's, Strawberry, Sutton, Whitby, and Willaston and Thornton.

2019-present: Following a further local government ward boundary review in 2019, the boundaries are currently:

The Cheshire West and Chester wards of Central and Grange, Gowy Rural (part), Ledsham and Manor, Little Neston, Neston, Netherpool, Parkgate, Sandstone (part), Strawberry, Sutton Villages, Westminster, Whitby Groves, Whitby Park, Willaston and Thornton (part), and Wolverham.[7]

The constituency includes the industrial town of Ellesmere Port, the smaller residential town of Neston and villages such as Burton, Parkgate, Willaston, Elton and Mickle Trafford.[8]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[9] Party
1983 Mike Woodcock Conservative
1992 Andrew Miller Labour
2015 Justin Madders Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Ellesmere Port and Neston[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Justin Madders 26,001 53.3 Decrease 5.8
Conservative Alison Rodwell 17,237 35.4 Decrease 1.4
Liberal Democrats Ed Gough 2,406 4.9 Increase 3.2
Brexit Party Christopher Stevens 2,138 4.4 N/A
Green Chris Copeman 964 2.0 Increase 1.3
Majority 8,764 17.9 Decrease 4.5
Turnout 46,340 69.3 Decrease 4.9
Labour hold Swing Decrease 2.2
General election 2017: Ellesmere Port and Neston[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Justin Madders 30,137 59.2 Increase 11.4
Conservative Nigel Jones 18,747 36.8 Increase 2.5
Liberal Democrats Ed Gough 892 1.8 Decrease 1.6
UKIP Fred Fricker 821 1.6 Decrease 10.4
Green Steven Baker 342 0.7 Decrease 1.4
Majority 11,390 22.4 Increase 9.0
Turnout 50,939 74.2 Increase 5.6
Labour hold Swing +4.5
General election 2015: Ellesmere Port and Neston[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Justin Madders 22,316 47.8 +3.1
Conservative Katherine Fletcher 16,041 34.3 −0.5
UKIP Jonathan Starkey 5,594 12.0 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Trish Derraugh 1,563 3.3 −11.7
Green Michelle Palmer 990 2.1 N/A
TUSC Felicity Dowling 192 0.4 N/A
Independent John Dyer 31 0.1 N/A
Majority 6,275 13.4
Turnout 46,727 68.6
Labour hold Swing +1.8
General election 2010: Ellesmere Port and Neston[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 19,750 44.6 −4.1
Conservative Stuart Penketh 15,419 34.9 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Denise Aspinall 6,663 15.1 −0.7
UKIP Henry Crocker 1,619 3.7 +0.8
Independent Jonathan Starkey 782 1.8 N/A
Majority 4,331 9.8 −9.6
Turnout 44,233 70.1 +8.8
Labour hold Swing −3.1

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Ellesmere Port and Neston[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 20,371 48.4 −6.9
Conservative Myles Hogg 13,885 33.0 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Steve Cooke 6,607 15.7 +4.1
UKIP Henry Crocker 1,206 2.9 +0.9
Majority 6,486 15.4
Turnout 42,069 61.6 +0.7
Labour hold Swing −5.4
General election 2001: Ellesmere Port and Neston[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 22,964 55.3 −4.3
Conservative Gareth Williams 12,103 29.1 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Stuart Kelly 4,828 11.6 +2.7
UKIP Henry Crocker 824 2.0 N/A
Green Geoff Nicholls 809 1.9 N/A
Majority 10,861 26.2
Turnout 41,528 60.9 −16.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Ellesmere Port and Neston[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 31,310 59.6 +13.5
Conservative Lynn Turnbull 15,274 29.1 −13.7
Liberal Democrats Joanna Pemberton 4,673 8.9 −1.0
Referendum Colin S. Rodden 1,305 2.5 N/A
Majority 16,036 30.5
Turnout 52,562 75.8
Labour hold Swing
General election 1992: Ellesmere Port and Neston[18][19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Miller 27,782 46.1 +4.9
Conservative Andrew Pearce 25,793 42.8 −1.6
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth B. Jewkes 5,944 9.9 −4.2
Green Mike C. Money 589 1.0 N/A
Natural Law Alan Rae 105 0.2 N/A
Majority 1,989 3.3 +0.1
Turnout 60,213 84.1 +3.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.3

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General election 1987: Ellesmere Port and Neston[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Woodcock 25,664 44.4 −1.5
Labour Co-op Helen Jones 23,811 41.2 +8.6
SDP Simon Holbrook 8,143 14.1 −7.4
PRP David Carson 185 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,853 3.2
Turnout 57,803 81.0
Conservative hold Swing −5.1
General election 1983: Ellesmere Port and Neston[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Woodcock 24,371 45.9 N/A
Labour Andrew Davies 17,284 32.6 N/A
Liberal Lester George 11,413 21.5 N/A
Majority 7,087 13.4 N/A
Turnout 53,068 75.8 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
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  3. ^ "General Election Results from the Electoral Commission".
  4. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995".
  6. ^ "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007".
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  9. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "E" (part 2)
  10. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated 2019" (PDF). Cheshire West and Chester Council. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
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  12. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Ellesmere Port & Neston". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
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  15. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  20. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.