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Coordinates: 53°19′37″N 2°42′22″W / 53.327°N 2.706°W / 53.327; -2.706

Halton
County constituency
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Halton shown within Cheshire, and Cheshire shown within England
Created: 1983
MP: Derek Twigg
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Cheshire
EP constituency: North West England

Halton is a county constituency in Cheshire, 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.

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Boundaries

Halton constituency sits on either side of the River Mersey and comprises Widnes, the original town of Runcorn (with a small part of the new town) and Hale village. It consists of 14 electoral wards; Hale, Ditton, Riverside, Hough Green, Broadheath, Kingsway, Birchfield, Farnworth, Appleton, Halton, Mersey, Heath, Grange and Halton Brook.

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Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Cheshire, in 2007 the Boundary Commission for England made minor changes to the existing arrangement as a consequence of population changes. The electoral wards included in this modified constituency were (as at 12 April 2005):

  • Appleton, Birchfield, Broadheath, Castlefields, Ditton, Farnworth, Grange, Hale, Halton Brook, Halton View, Heath, Hough Green, Kingsway, Mersey and Riverside from the borough of Halton

The changes were approved in 2007 and will come into effect at the 2010 general election [1].

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party Notes
1983 Gordon Oakes Labour Junior minister 1974–1976.
Retired 1997, died 2005
1997 Derek Twigg Labour Junior minister 2004—2008

Election results

Halton general election results (click for larger version)
Confirmed candidates for the next UK general election [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Frank Harasiwka
Conservative Ben Jones
English Democrats Gary Marshall
Labour Derek Twigg
General Election 2005: Halton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Twigg 21,460 62.8 -6.4
Conservative Colin Bloom 6,854 20.1 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Roger Barlow 5,869 17.2 +5.0
Majority 14,606 42.7
Turnout 34,183 53.1 -1.0
Labour hold Swing -3.9
General Election 2001: Halton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Twigg 23,841 69.2 -1.7
Conservative Chris Davenport 6,413 18.6 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Peter Walker 4,216 12.2 +4.9
Majority 17,428 50.6
Turnout 34,470 54.1 -14.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1997: Halton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Twigg 31,497 70.9 +11.3
Conservative Philip Balmer 7,847 17.7 -12.6
Liberal Democrat Janet Jones 3,263 7.3 -1.5
Referendum Party Reginald Atkins 1,036 2.3
Liberal David Proffitt 600 1.4
Republican John Alley 196 0.4
Majority 23,650 53.2
Turnout 44,439 68.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Halton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Oakes 35,005 59.7
Conservative G.L. Mercer 16,821 28.6
Liberal Democrat D. Reaper 6,104 10.4
Monster Raving Loony S. Herley 398 0.7
Natural Law N.G. Collins 338 0.6
Majority 18,184 31.1
Turnout 58,666 78.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1987: Halton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Oakes 32,065 55.5
Conservative J.G. Hardman 17,487 30.2
Social Democrat H.F. Clucas 8,272 14.3
Majority 14,578 25.3
Turnout 57,824 78.3
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1983: Halton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Oakes 24,752 46.4
Conservative P.M. Pedley 17,923 33.6
Social Democrat T.R. Tilling 10,649 20.0
Majority 6,829 12.8
Turnout 53,324 73.3

See also

References

  1. ^ The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, S.I. 2007/1681
  2. ^ Halton, UKPollingReport

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