Liverpool West Derby (UK Parliament constituency)
|Liverpool, West Derby|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Liverpool, West Derby in Merseyside.
Location of Merseyside within England.
|Electorate||62,709 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Stephen Twigg (Labour Co-operative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
- 1 Boundaries
- 2 History
- 3 Members of Parliament
- 4 Elections
- 4.1 Elections in the 2010s
- 4.2 Elections in the 2000s
- 4.3 Elections in the 1990s
- 4.4 Elections in the 1980s
- 4.5 Elections in the 1970s
- 4.6 Elections in the 1960s
- 4.7 Elections in the 1950s
- 4.8 Elections in the 1940s
- 4.9 Elections in the 1930s
- 4.10 Elections in the 1920s
- 4.11 Elections in the 1910s
- 4.12 Elections in the 1900s
- 4.13 Elections in the 1890s
- 4.14 Elections in the 1880s
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
1885-1918: The Municipal Borough of Liverpool ward of West Derby.
1918-1950: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Anfield, Breckfield, and West Derby.
1950-1955: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Croxteth and West Derby.
1955-1983: The County Borough of Liverpool wards of Clubmoor, Croxteth, Dovecot, and Gillmoss.
1983-1997: The City of Liverpool wards of Clubmoor, Croxteth, Dovecot, Gillmoss, and Pirrie.
1997-2010: The City of Liverpool wards of Clubmoor, Croxteth, Dovecot, Gillmoss, Pirrie, and Tuebrook.
2010-present: The City of Liverpool wards of Croxteth, Knotty Ash, Norris Green, Tuebrook and Stoneycroft, West Derby, and Yew Tree.
The constituency is one of five covering the city of Liverpool and covers the northeast of the city, including Croxteth, Gillmoss, Knotty Ash, Norris Green, Tuebrook, and Stoneycroft as well as West Derby itself.
Their initial proposal to create a cross-border "Croxteth and Kirkby" constituency (which would have contained electoral wards from Knowsley borough, as well as from Liverpool) was dropped on its public consultation.
The seat was created in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 and can be considered a safe seat from 1964 to date for the Labour Party, their candidates having been victorious in every general election since then. However, in the early 1980s it was briefly held by the Social Democratic Party as a result of the sitting Labour MP Eric Ogden being among many defectors.[n 3] Labour regained the seat at the 1983 general election, when Bob Wareing was first elected.
Before 1964, it was held by the Conservatives, although their share of the vote has declined considerably; so much so that in four recent general elections, they have finished in fourth place, however they placed third in 2015.
In the general elections of 1997 and 2001, the seat was the only constituency in England in which a minor party came second, the continuing Liberal Party (after the Liberal-SDP merger) who had [n 4] all three local councillors for one electoral ward in the area. In the 2005 election, however, the Liberals were pushed into third place by the Liberal Democrats and fell to fourth in 2015, with UKIP taking second place.
- Sir F E Smith
Sir Frederick Edwin Smith, then Solicitor-General in the David Lloyd George Coalition Government, was returned for West Derby in the General Election of December 1918 when constituency reorganisation abolished his former neighbouring Walton seat. He sat for only two months, being promoted Lord Chancellor and raised to the peerage as Lord Birkenhead in February 1919. He was the first of two MPs for this seat to achieve the highest legal office.
- David Maxwell Fyfe
Maxwell Fyfe, KC, MP from 1935-54 (including World War II) became the highest judge in the country, the Lord Chancellor, having been the Attorney General and Solicitor General for England and Wales. He helped to co-write the European Convention on Human Rights and was one of the key prosecutors at the Nuremberg Trials jointly with the (Labour-member) prosecutor Sir Hartley Shawcross. At this task was a "capable lawyer, efficient administrator and concerned housemaster". There were misgivings in some quarters as to how Fyfe would perform, cross-examination not being regarded as one of his strengths. However his cross-examination of Hermann Göring is one of the most noted cross-examinations in history."Faced with sustained and methodical competence rather than brilliance, Goering [n 5]... crumbled".
- Stephen Twigg
Stephen Twigg ousted Michael Portillo in the normally right-leaning Enfield, Southgate and served it from 1997 until the 2005 election, briefly serving as schools minister before that election, which he lost, before five years later standing for this normally left-leaning seat in Liverpool.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Stephen Twigg||30,842||75.2||+11.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Twigger||959||2.3||−10.2|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||−2.8|
|Labour Co-op||Stephen Twigg||22,953||64.1||+3.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Paul Twigger||4,486||12.5||−2.7|
|Socialist Labour||Kai Anderson||614||1.7||−0.6|
|Labour Co-op hold||Swing||+3.2|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Patrick Moloney||3,915||12.85||+2.0|
|Socialist Labour||Kai Anderson||698||2.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Patrick Moloney||3,366||10.9||+1.9|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Ann Hines||3,805||9.0||−3.2|
|Conservative||Neil C. Morgan||3,656||8.7||−7.9|
|Referendum||Peter R. Forrest||657||1.6||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Gillian Sarah Bundred||4,838||12.2||−3.3|
|Natural Law||Christopher John Higgins||154||0.4||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Conservative||John Edwin Backhouse||8,525||19.2||−8.3|
|Social Democratic||Malcolm Ferguson||6,897||15.5||−2.5|
|Conservative||William M. Trelawney||12,062||27.5|
|Social Democratic||Eric Ogden||7,871||18.0|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||D P M Hudson||14,356||35.3||+6.4|
|Conservative||Michael Anthony Latham||16,619||42.7||−0.4|
Elections in the 1960s
|Conservative||Peter Wynford Innes Rees||15,150||43.12||-2.20|
|Conservative||John Victor Woollam||17,519||45.3||+0.7|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative||John Victor Woollam||22,719||53.96||+0.70|
|Conservative||John Victor Woollam||21,124||53.26||+1.34|
|Labour||Cyril Rawlett Fenton||18,540||46.74||-1.34|
|Conservative||John Victor Woollam||21,158|
|Labour Co-op||Cyril Rawlett Fenton||18,650|
|Conservative||David Maxwell Fyfe||27,441||51.61|
|Labour||Lewis C. Edwards||25,734||48.39|
|Conservative||David Maxwell Fyfe||27,449||51.92||-2.35|
Elections in the 1940s
|Conservative||David Maxwell Fyfe||21,798||54.27|
Elections in the 1930s
|Conservative||David Maxwell Fyfe||21,196||58.35|
|Conservative||Sir John Sandeman Allen||32,202||78.01|
|Labour||Joseph Jackson Cleary||9,077||21.99|
Elections in the 1920s
|Unionist||Sir John Sandeman Allen||16,794||42.7||-9.8|
|Labour||William Harvey Moore||14,124||36.0||+6.4|
|Liberal||Arthur Probyn Jones||8,368||21.3||+3.4|
|Unionist||John Sandeman Allen||15,667||52.5||+6.7|
|Labour||Thomas Gallon Adams||8,807||29.6||n/a|
|Liberal||Charles Sydney Jones||5,321||17.9||-36.3|
|Unionist gain from Liberal||Swing|
|Liberal||Charles Sydney Jones||12,942||54.2||n/a|
|Unionist||Sir William Reginald Hall||10,952||45.8||-24.7|
|Liberal gain from Unionist||Swing||n/a|
|Unionist||William Reginald Hall||16,179|
|Labour||David Rowland Williams||6,785|
Elections in the 1910s
- endorsed by the Coalition Government
- endorsed by the Coalition Government
Elections in the 1900s
|Liberal||R. D. Holt||5,251|
|Conservative||S W Higginbottom||Unopposed|
Elections in the 1890s
|Conservative||Walter Hume Long||4,622|
|Conservative||Walter Hume Long||3,632|
|Liberal||D. Shilton Collin||2,275|
|Liberal||F R Smith||2,925|
Elections in the 1880s
Notes and references
- A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- 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.
- See Labour Party (UK), who at the time called for withdrawal from the EEC (the Common Market) and removal of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. These considerable defections caused Labour to change its policies.
- Terms of office to date: 2003-2015
- [(alternative spelling for Göring]
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Councillors at Liverpool City Council
- Tusa & Tusa (1983), p.136.
- Dutton (2004)
- Tusa & Tusa, p.287.
- 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 West Derby". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "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.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, Craig, F.W.S.
- The Constitutional Year Book, 1904, published by Conservative Central Office, page 170 (194 in web page)