Liverpool Mossley Hill (UK Parliament constituency)
|Liverpool Mossley Hill|
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Replaced by||Liverpool Wavertree, Liverpool Riverside and Liverpool Garston|
|Created from||Liverpool Edge Hill, Liverpool Garston, Liverpool Scotland Exchange, Liverpool Toxteth and Liverpool Wavertree|
Liverpool Mossley Hill was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Mossley Hill suburb of Liverpool. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first-past-the-post voting system.
The City of Liverpool wards of Aigburth, Church, Grassendale, Picton, and Smithdown.
The constituency returned the same MP throughout its existence: David Alton, who initially represented the Liberals, then from 1988 was a Liberal Democrat, after the Liberals' merger with the Social Democratic Party. Alton had first been elected to parliament at a by-election in March 1979 for Liverpool Edge Hill, and held that seat until its abolition in 1983.
The constituency was abolished for the 1997 general election; Alton retired from the Commons and was appointed a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, and the Mossley Hill area itself was transferred to the redrawn constituency of Liverpool Riverside, a safe Labour seat.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1980s
|National Front||Mark Erikson-Rohrer||212||0.5||N/A|
|Liberal win (new seat)|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||David Alton||19,809||47.9||+4.2|
|Labour||Neville S. Bann||17,203||41.6||+2.7|
|Natural Law||Byron Rigby||114||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+0.7|
Notes and references
- "'Liverpool Mossley Hill', June 1983 up to May 1997". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 3)
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.