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St Helens South and Whiston (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°26′53″N 2°43′52″W / 53.448°N 2.731°W / 53.448; -2.731

St. Helens South and Whiston
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of St. Helens South and Whiston in Merseyside for the 2010 general election
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Location of Merseyside within England
CountyMerseyside
Electorate78,612 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentMarie Rimmer (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromSt Helens South,
Knowsley South
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyNorth West England

St. Helens South and Whiston is a constituency created in 2010 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Marie Rimmer of the Labour Party.[n 1]

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HistoryEdit

Creation

Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England expanded and renamed the St Helens South seat, covering the south of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens and three wards of the Knowsley borough which were in a neighbouring seat.

Results of the winning party

The area has been held by the Labour Party since the 1945 election (including predecessor seats), and part since 1935. The 2015 result made the seat the 24th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[2]

Results of other parties

The 2015 general election saw (with 11.3%) more than the national average swing (+9.5%) to UKIP (narrowly placed third). Labour's candidate won more than fivefold those votes, scoring 59.8%.

Turnout

Turnout has risen from 59.1% to 62.3%

BoundariesEdit

The boundaries have not changed to date.

Its electoral wards are:

Members of ParliamentEdit

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Candidates listed in alphabetical order of their surname.

Next general election: St. Helens South and Whiston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marie Rimmer
Green Kai Taylor[4]
Brexit Party to be selected
Conservative to be selected
Liberal Democrat to be selected
General election 2017: St Helens South and Whiston[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marie Rimmer 35,879 67.8 +8.0
Conservative Ed McRandal 11,536 21.8 +5.9
Liberal Democrat Brian Spencer 2,101 4.0 −1.7
UKIP Mark Hitchen 1,953 3.7 −10.3
Green Jess Northey 1,417 2.7 −1.9
Majority 24,343 46.0 +2.1
Turnout 52,886 66.9 +4.6
Labour hold Swing +1.1
General election 2015: St Helens South and Whiston[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marie Rimmer 28,950 59.8 +6.9
Conservative Gillian Keegan 7,707 15.9 −1.9
UKIP John Beirne 6,766 14.0 +11.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Spencer 2,737 5.7 −16.6
Green James Chan 2,237 4.6 +4.6
Majority 21,243 43.9 +13.3
Turnout 48,397 62.3 +3.2
Labour hold Swing +4.4
General election 2010: St Helens South and Whiston[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shaun Woodward* 24,364 52.9 −2.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Spencer 10,242 22.2 −6.6
Conservative Val Allen 8,209 17.8 +5.7
BNP James Winstanley 2,040 4.4 +4.4
UKIP John Sumner 1,226 2.7 +0.8
Majority 14,122 30.6
Turnout 46,081 59.1 +5.9
Labour hold Swing 1.9
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-01-29
  3. ^ ‹The template Rayment-hc is being considered for deletion.› Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/KAITAYLOR/status/1168613462567739392?s=20
  5. ^ "St Helens South & Whiston parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "St Helens South & Whiston". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  9. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/election2010/results/constituency/e38.stm
Notes
  1. ^ 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.