Warrington North (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Warrington North in Cheshire.
Location of Cheshire within England.
|Member of parliament||Helen Jones (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Warrington, Newton|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Warrington North is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The current MP is Helen Jones of the Labour Party — the constituency has always been a safe Labour seat.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Woolston, in effect suburbs that are contiguous. It also includes the villages of Burtonwood, Culcheth and Winwick.
- Political history
Although in 2010 the Labour Party saw a 6.6% swing to the Conservative Party, all of its majorities to date have not been marginal and therefore Warrington North is a safe seat for the Labour Party, who have selected both of the candidates for MP since its creation. 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 their first election.
The constituency 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.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|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 Democrat||Stefan Krizanac||1,207||2.5||– 1.7|
|Green||Lyndsay McAteer||619||1.3||– 1.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Stefan Krizanac||1,881||4.1||−16.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Dave Eccles||9,196||20.8||+2.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Peter Walker||7,699||19.0||+5.6|
|Community Action||Mike Hughes||573||1.4||+1.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Roy Smith||5,232||13.4||+3.1|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Greenhalgh||5,308||10.4||−1.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Greenhalgh||6,965||11.5||−6.2|
|Natural Law||Brian Davis||400||0.7||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Colin Bithell||10,046||17.7||−9.8|
|Social Democratic||David S. Harrison||13,951||27.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- Hoyle since 1997 has been a life peer, Lord Hoyle (of Warrington)
- "England Parliamentary electorates 2010-2018". Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
- "General Election 2017: who is standing for election". Liverpool Echo. 11 May 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "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.