Warrington North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Warrington North in Cheshire
Location of Cheshire within England
|Major settlements||Birchwood, Glazebrook, Padgate|
|Member of Parliament||Charlotte Nichols (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Warrington, Newton|
Warrington North is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2019 by Charlotte Nichols of the Labour Party. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency is one of two covering the unitary authority of Warrington, Cheshire, the other being Warrington South. It covers the northern and eastern parts of the town, including Birchwood, Orford, Padgate Poulton,and Woolston, in effect suburbs that are contiguous. It also includes the villages of Burtonwood, Culcheth and Winwick.
It includes half of the historic but industrious town, which saw significant economic and population growth in the 20th century. In contrast to Warrington South, workless claimants who were registered jobseekers, constituted in November 2012 a higher proportion than the national average of 3.8% of the population, at 4.3%, this demonstrated marginally higher employment than in the North West as a whole, based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.
The constituency was created for the 1983 general election following the major reorganisation of local authorities under the Local Government Act 1972, which came into effect on 1 April 1974. It comprised parts of the abolished constituencies of Newton and Warrington.
1983–1997: The Borough of Warrington wards of Bewsey, Burtonwood, Croft, Culcheth and Glazebury, Fairfield, Howley, Hulme, Longford, Orford, Poulton-with-Fearnhead North, Poulton-with-Fearnhead South, Rixton and Woolston, Whitecross, and Winwick.
Comprised the majority of the abolished Warrington constituency, together with parts of Newton, including Poulton, Winwick and Woolston.
1997–2010: The Borough of Warrington wards of Bewsey, Burtonwood, Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft, Fairfield, Hulme, Locking Stumps, Gorse Covert and Risley, Oakwood, Orford, Poplars, Poulton North, Poulton South, Rixton and Woolston, and Winwick.
Under the Fourth Periodic Review of constituencies, the number of constituencies in Cheshire was increased from 10 to 11 and parts of Warrington South were now included in the newly created constituency of Weaver Vale. To compensate for this loss, the town centre area was transferred from the constituency to Warrington South.
2010–present: The Borough of Warrington wards of Birchwood, Burtonwood and Winwick, Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft, Fairfield and Howley, Orford, Poplars and Hulme, Poulton North, Poulton South, Rixton and Woolston, and Westbrook.
Its first member of Parliament was Doug Hoyle,[n 1] who had first won the Warrington seat in a by-election in 1981, beating Roy Jenkins, the leader of the then-new Social Democratic Party in its first election. Hoyle stood down at the 1997 general election, and was replaced by Helen Jones, who held the seat from then until the 2019 general election, when she chose to stand down. The seat was then held for Labour by Charlotte Nichols, albeit with a significantly reduced majority.
Although 2010 saw a 6.6% swing from the Labour Party to the Conservative Party, all of its majorities until 2019 have not been marginal and therefore Warrington North was until then considered a safe seat for the Labour Party, who have selected all of the winning candidates for MP since the constituency's creation.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||David Crowther||3,071||6.6||+4.1|
|Brexit Party||Elizabeth Babade||2,626||5.6||N/A|
|Labour||Helen Jones||27,356||56.4||+ 8.6|
|Conservative||Val Allen||17,774||36.6||+ 8.5|
|UKIP||James Ashington||1,561||3.2||– 13.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Stefan Krizanac||1,207||2.5||– 1.7|
|Green||Lyndsay McAteer||619||1.3||– 1.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Stefan Krizanac||1,881||4.1||−16.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Dave Eccles||9,196||20.8||+2.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Walker||7,699||19.0||+5.6|
|Community Action||Mike Hughes||573||1.4||+1.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Roy Smith||5,232||13.4||+3.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Greenhalgh||5,308||10.4||−1.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Greenhalgh||6,965||11.5||−6.2|
|Natural Law||Brian Davis||400||0.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|SDP||David S. Harrison||13,951||27.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire
- History of Parliamentary constituencies and boundaries in Cheshire
Notes and references
- Hoyle was awarded a life peerage in 1997, becoming Lord Hoyle (of Warrington)
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983" (PDF).
- "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995".
- "Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007".
- "Helen Jones retires and will not stand in 2019 election". Warrington Guardian. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
- "Warrington Borough Council, Election Results". Warrington Borough Council. 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
- "Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF).
- "General Election 2017: who is standing for election". Liverpool Echo. 11 May 2017.
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- "Warrington North". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. 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 6 December 2010.
- "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.