Liverpool Wavertree (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Liverpool, Wavertree in Merseyside.
Location of Merseyside within England.
|Electorate||61,679 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Luciana Berger (Labour Co-op)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Liverpool Broadgreen, Liverpool Mossley Hill|
|Number of members||One|
|Type of constituency||Borough constituency|
|Replaced by||Liverpool Broadgreen, Liverpool Mossley Hill and Liverpool Garston|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Liverpool, Wavertree is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Luciana Berger of the Labour Co-operative Party (which denotes she is a member of the Labour Party and Co-operative Party, one of 27 current Labour MPs, and requires members to contribute practically to a cooperative business).[n 2]
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 History
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
1918-1950: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Allerton, Childwall and Little Woolton, Garston, Much Woolton, Wavertree, and Wavertree West.
1950-1983: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Old Swan, Wavertree, and Wavertree West.
1997-2010: The City of Liverpool wards of Broadgreen, Childwall, Church, Kensington, Old Swan, and Picton.
2010-present: The City of Liverpool wards of Childwall, Church, Kensington and Fairfield, Old Swan, Picton, and Wavertree.
The constituency is one of five covering the city of Liverpool, and covers the localities in the eastern parts of the city such as Wavertree, Broadgreen, Childwall, Edge Hill, Kensington, Fairfield, part of Mossley Hill and Old Swan.
The present Liverpool Wavertree constituency dates from 1997. It contained parts of the former constituencies of Liverpool Broadgreen and Liverpool Mossley Hill. It was held by Jane Kennedy of the Labour Party from 1997 to 2010, the former Broadgreen MP. The Liberal Democrats are the main and realistic challenge to Labour since 1997, as is the case in other Liverpool constituencies - in the 2005 election the Labour lead over the Liberal Democrats was cut from 38 points to 15 points. For the 2010 election Jane Kennedy stood down (retired as an MP) and Luciana Berger was announced as Labour's new candidate, which caused some friction and controversy in the local constituency party, such as concerns that Berger is not locally-rooted (she is originally from North London), and her associations with out-going MP Kennedy.
An earlier Liverpool Wavertree constituency existed until 1983; this seat was predominantly a Conservative seat, occasionally with large majorities. While the Conservatives have fared badly in the new Wavertree constituency (polling under 7% in the 2005 general election), a direct comparison must take into account the differing boundaries since the 1997 recreation, with more inner-city denser housing estates home to constituents on a lower income than the average in the North West. The 2015 result made the seat the 7th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
In the 2010 election, the Liberal Democrats targeting of the seat led to high turnout however it was comfortably held by Labour with a 2.1% swing away from the Liberal Democrats. The unexpected turnout led unusually to one polling station running out of ballot papers.
Members of Parliament
|2010||Luciana Berger||Labour Co-operative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Luciana Berger||28,401||69.3||+16.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Leo Evans||2,454||6.0||-28.2|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+6.9|
|Labour Co-op||Luciana Berger||20,132||53.1||+0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Colin Eldridge||12,965||34.2||−3.5|
|Socialist Labour||Kim Singleton||200||0.5||−0.2|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+2.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Labour||Jane Elizabeth Kennedy||18,441||52.4||−10.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Colin Eldridge||13,268||37.7||+13.3|
|Conservative||Jason W. Steen||2,331||6.6||−3.0|
|UKIP||Mark E. Bill||660||1.9||+0.8|
|Socialist Labour||Gary Theys||244||0.7||−0.4|
|Democratic Socialist Alliance||Paul Filby||227||0.6||−0.5|
|Labour||Jane Elizabeth Kennedy||20,155||62.7||−1.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Christopher Newby||7,836||24.4||+2.9|
|Conservative||Geoffrey Samuel Allen||3,091||9.6||−1.2|
|Socialist Labour||Michael John Lane||359||1.1||N/A|
|Socialist Alliance||Mark Terence O'Brien||349||1.1||N/A|
|UKIP||Neil Lawrence Miney||348||1.1||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Labour||Jane Elizabeth Kennedy||29,592||64.4||+23.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard C. Kemp||9,891||21.5||−13.2|
|Referendum||Peter A. Worthington||576||1.3||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Mrs. Racheal A. Kingsley||346||0.8||N/A|
|Workers Revolutionary||Mrs.Carole Corkhill||178||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1970s
|Liberal||C. W. Roberts||6,705||15.48|
Elections in the 1960s
Elections in the 1950s
|Liberal||Tom Stuttard Rothwell||5,161||12.24|
|Liberal||Thomas John Vernon Parry||5,512||10.97|
Elections in the 1940s
|Conservative||Henry Victor Raikes||25,470||48.2||−10.3|
|Labour||Derek Maurice Van Abbé||20,249||38.4||−3.1|
|Liberal||Leslie H. Storey||7,063||13.4||N/A|
A general election was planned for 1939/1940 but was postponed because of war. By the end of 1939, the following candidates had been selected;
Elections in the 1930s
|Conservative||Peter Stapleton Shaw||26,915||58.5||+27.3|
|Labour||Joseph Jackson Cleary||19,068||41.5||+6.1|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+10.6|
|Labour||Joseph Jackson Cleary||15,611||35.3||+13.2|
|Independent Conservative||Randolph Churchill||10,575||23.9||N/A|
|Liberal||Tudor Artro Morris||4,208||9.5||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||−30.0|
|Labour||Colin Grant Clark||9,504||22.1||−12.9|
|Labour||Samuel Lewis Treleaven||10,042||35.0||+2.8|
Elections in the 1920s
|Unionist||John Abraham Tinne||16,880||40.0||−7.4|
|Labour||Samuel Lewis Treleaven||13,585||32.2||−2.8|
|Liberal||Hugh Reynolds Rathbone||11,723||27.8||+10.2|
|Unionist||John Abraham Tinne||14,063||47.4|
|Labour||William Albert Robinson||10,383||35.0|
|Liberal||Hugh Reynolds Rathbone||5,206||17.6|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Liberal||Hugh Reynolds Rathbone||9,349||37.3||n/a|
|Unionist||Sir Harold Smith||8,700||34.7||-26.9|
|Labour||James Vint Laughland||7,025||28.0||-10.4|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing||n/a|
|Unionist||Sir Harold Smith||14,372|
|Labour||James Vint Laughland||8,941|
Elections in the 1910s
|Liberal||Sir Alfred Allen Booth||2,484|
- endorsed by the Coalition Government
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "'Liverpool Wavertree', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
- General Election Results from the Electoral Commission
- http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/crash-landing-for-labour-candidate-parachuted-into-liverpool-1951962.html Crash landing for Labour Candidate parachuted into Liverpool,The Independent 23 April 2010
- 2001 Census
- List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
- Liverpool polling station runs out of ballots, BBC News, 7 May 2010
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Liverpool Wavertree". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- BBC News, Election result, 7 May 2010
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949, FWS Craig