Garston and Halewood (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°21′29″N 2°52′12″W / 53.358°N 2.870°W / 53.358; -2.870

Garston and Halewood
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Garston and Halewood in Merseyside.
Outline map
Location of Merseyside within England.
County Merseyside
Electorate 71,618 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Maria Eagle (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Liverpool Garston, Knowsley South
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Garston and Halewood is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Maria Eagle of the Labour Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

The seat was created for the 2010 general election during the Boundary Commission for England's review of constituencies. The incumbent is the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the Opposition.

Boundaries[edit]

The City of Liverpool wards of Allerton and Hunts Cross, Belle Vale, Cressington, Speke-Garston, and Woolton, and the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley wards of Halewood North, Halewood South, and Halewood West.

The constituency covers most of the previous Liverpool Garston constituency (part of the city of Liverpool), together with the most southerly part of the borough of Knowsley (previously in the Knowsley South constituency).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2][3] Party
2010 Maria Eagle Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Garston and Halewood[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maria Eagle 33,839 69.1 +9.6
Conservative Martin Williams 6,693 13.7 -2.5
UKIP Carl Schears 4,482 9.2 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Anna Martin 2,279 4.7 -15.5
Green Will Ward 1,690 3.5 +3.5
Majority 27,146 55.4 +16.0
Turnout 48,983 66.1 +6.0
Labour hold Swing +6.0
General Election 2010: Garston and Halewood[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maria Eagle* 25,493 59.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Paula Keaveney 8,616 20.1 -9.9
Conservative Richard Downey 6,908 16.1 +6.3
UKIP Tony Hammond 1,540 3.6 +1.8
Respect Diana Raby 268 0.6 +0.6
Majority 16,877 39.4
Turnout 42,825 60.1 +6.8
Labour hold Swing 5.7%
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A borough 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. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ General Election Results from the Electoral Commission
  4. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Garston & Halewood". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.