Knowsley South (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Knowsley South in Merseyside for the 2005 general election.
Location of Merseyside within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Knowsley, Garston and Halewood, St Helens South and Whiston|
|Created from||Huyton and Widnes|
Knowsley South was a constituency in Merseyside, represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
Sean Hughes of the Labour Party held the seat from its creation at the 1983 election until his death in June 1990. The resulting by-election that September was won by Eddie O'Hara, also of the Labour Party. O'Hara then held the seat until its abolition in 2010.
This was a safe Labour seat for the entire period of its existence, with the party's share of the vote exceeding 68% at all six elections in that time.
1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley wards of Halewood East, Halewood South, Halewood West, Longview, Page Moss, Princess, Roby, St Gabriel's, St Michael's, Swanside, Whiston North, and Whiston South.
1997-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley wards of Halewood East, Halewood South, Halewood West, Longview, Page Moss, Prescot East, Prescot West, Princess, Roby, St Gabriel's, St Michael's, Swanside, Whiston North, and Whiston South.
Knowsley South was created in 1983, replacing the former Huyton seat. The constituency covered the southern part of the metropolitan borough of Knowsley, including Halewood, Huyton, Prescot, Roby and Whiston.
This seat and its neighbour Knowsley North and Sefton East were abolished at the 2010 general election, following the decisions of the Boundary Commission for England. Most of Knowsley South has formed the larger part of a new Knowsley constituency, except for the area around Halewood, which has become part of the new Garston and Halewood seat, and parts of Prescot and Whiston which have become part of St Helens South and Whiston.
Members of Parliament
|1983||Sean Hughes||Labour||Died June 1990|
|1990 by-election||Eddie O'Hara||Labour|
|2010||constituency abolished: see Knowsley,
Garston and Halewood & St Helens South and Whiston
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative||Miss Elizabeth Lamont||13,958||29.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
|Conservative||Anthony James Hall||10,532||21.6||−7.6|
|Social Democratic||Mrs. Ruth Watmough||6,760||13.9||−3.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|Conservative||Leslie T. Byrom||3,241||15.2||−6.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Mrs. Catherine V. Hancox||1,809||8.5||−5.4|
|Green||Raymond L. Georgeson||656||3.1||N/A|
|Monster Raving Loony||David Sutch||197||0.9||N/A|
|Corrective Party||Lady Whiplash||99||0.5||N/A|
|Conservative||Leslie T. Byrom||9,922||21.3||−0.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Smith||4,480||9.6||−4.3|
|Natural Law||Michelangelo Raiano||217||0.5||N/A|
|Conservative||Gary R. Robertson||5,987||12.6||−7.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Clifford A. Mainey||3,954||8.3||−0.7|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||David J.G. Smithson||4,755||13.0||+4.7|
|Conservative||Paul L. Jemetta||4,250||11.6||−1.0|
|Socialist Labour||Alan D. Fogg||1,068||2.9||N/A|
|Independent||Mrs. Mona M. McNee||446||1.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||David J.G. Smithson||7,132||19.6||+6.6|
Notes and references
- "'Knowsley South', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1997. Politics Resources. 1 May 1997. Retrieved 7 Jan 2011.
- C. Rallings & M. Thrasher, The Media Guide to the New Parliamentary Constituencies, p.138 (Plymouth: LGC Elections Centre, 1995)
- The 1997 election result is calculated relative to the notional, not the actual, 1992 result.
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