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Liverpool, Wavertree
Borough constituency
LiverpoolWavertreeConstituency.svg
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Liverpool, Wavertree shown within Merseyside, and Merseyside shown within England
Created: 1918, 1997
MP: Jane Kennedy
Party: Labour
Type: House of Commons
County: Merseyside
EP constituency: North West England

Liverpool, Wavertree is a borough 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.

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Boundaries

The constituency is one of five covering the city of Liverpool, and covers eastern parts of the city. It contains areas such as Broadgreen, Childwall, Old Swan and Knotty Ash as well as Wavertree itself.

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Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Merseyside, the Boundary Commission for England has created a modified Wavertree constitiuency.

The electoral wards used in this future version of Wavertree are:

History

The present Liverpool Wavertree constituency dates from 1997. Since then it has been held by Jane Kennedy of the Labour Party. The Liberal Democrats are the main challengers to Labour, as is the case in other Liverpool constituencies, though in the 2005 election the Labour lead over the Liberal Democrats was cut from 38 points to 15 points, and opinion polls have suggested that the Labour lead will be further cut in the 2010 election and that there is an estimated 25% chance of the Liberal Democrats gaining the seat. [1]

An earlier Liverpool Wavertree constituency existed until 1983; this seat was a safe Conservative seat. While the Conservatives have fared badly in the new Wavertree constituency (polling under 7% in the 2005 general election), it is perhaps not a fair comparison, as the new constituency covers a different area, with more inner-city areas.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1918-1983

Election Member Party
1918 Nathan Raw Coalition Conservative
1922 Sir Harold Smith Conservative
1923 Hugh Reynolds Rathbone Liberal
1924 John Abraham Tinne Conservative
1931 by-election Ronald Nall-Cain Conservative
1935 by-election Joseph Jackson Cleary Labour
1935 Peter Stapleton Shaw Conservative
1945 Victor Raikes Conservative
1950 John Tilney Conservative
Feb 1974 Anthony Steen Conservative
1983 Constituency abolished

MPs 1997-present

Election Member Party
1997 Jane Kennedy Labour

Election results

Elections in the 1920s

General Election 1929: Liverpool Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Tinne 16,880 40.0 −7.4
Labour S. L. Treleaven 13,585 32.2 −2.8
Liberal Hugh Reynolds Rathbone 11,723 27.8 +10.2
Majority 3,295 7.8 −4.6
Turnout 42,188 78.1 −2.2
Conservative hold Swing −2.3

Elections in the 1930s

Liverpool Wavertree by-election, 23 June 1931
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Nall-Cain 18,687 65.0 +25.0
Labour S. L. Treleaven 10,042 35.0 +2.8
Majority 8,645 30.0 +22.2
Turnout 28,729 51.7 −26.4
Conservative hold Swing 11.2
General Election October 1931: Liverpool Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ronald Nall-Cain 33,476 77.9 +12.9
Labour C. G. Clark 9,504 22.1 −12.9
Majority 23,972 55.8 +25.8
Turnout 42,980 75.2
Conservative hold Swing +12.9
Liverpool Wavertree by-election, 6 February 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Jackson Cleary 15,611 35.3 +13.2
Conservative James Platt 13,711 31.2 −46.7
Independent Conservative Randolph Churchill 10,575 23.9 N/A
Liberal A.Morris 4,208 9.5 N/A
Majority 1,840 4.1
Turnout 44,165 72.3 −2.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing −30.0
General Election November 1935: Liverpool Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Shaw 26,915 58.5 +27.3
Labour Joseph Jackson Cleary 19,068 41.5 +6.1
Majority 7,847 17.0
Turnout 45,983 73.2 +0.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +10.6

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Liverpool Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Victor Raikes 25,470 48.2 −10.3
Labour D. M. Van Abbé 20,249 38.4 −3.1
Liberal L. H. Storey 7,063 13.4 N/A
Majority 5,221 9.8 −7.2
Turnout 73.1 −0.1
Conservative hold Swing −3.6

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Liverpool Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Kennedy 29,592 64.4
Liberal Democrat Richard Kemp 9,891 21.5
Conservative Kit Malthouse 4,944 10.8
Referendum Party Peter Worthington 576 1.3
Liberal Keith McCullough 391 0.9
ProLife Alliance Racheal Kingsley 346 0.8
Workers' Revolutionary Carole Corkhill 178 0.4
Majority 19,701 42.9
Turnout 45,918 62.7
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2001: Liverpool Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Kennedy 20,155 62.7 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Christopher Newby 7,836 24.4 +2.9
Conservative Geoffrey Allen 3,091 9.6 −1.2
Socialist Labour Michael Lane 359 1.1 N/A
Socialist Alliance Mark O'Brien 349 1.1 N/A
UKIP Neil Miney 348 1.1 N/A
Majority 12,319 38.3 −4.6
Turnout 32,138 44.3 −18.4
Labour hold Swing −2.3
General Election 2005: Liverpool Wavertree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Kennedy 18,441 52.4 -10.3
Liberal Democrat Colin Eldridge 13,268 37.7 +13.3
Conservative Jason Steen 2,331 6.6 -3.0
UKIP Mark 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
Majority 5,173 14.7 −23.9
Turnout 35,171 50.8 +6.5
Labour hold Swing -11.8

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Liverpool Wavertree[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Luciana Berger
English Radical David Brennan
Liberal Democrat Colin Eldridge
Conservative Andrew Garnett
English Democrats Derek Grue

See also

References


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