Liverpool Walton

Liverpool Walton
Created by the Redistirbution of Seats Act 1885, Liverpool Walton has been held by the Labour Party since the 1960s, and is now one of the party's  safests seats. In fact, Steve enjoyes the largest majority in the House of Commons and has wasted no time in using it to voice the concerns of his constituent. Labour won over 70% of the vote in every general election since 1992, though for many years it was regarded as a reasonably safe Conservative seat; until 1964, Labour had only gained Walton once, in their landslide victory in 1945; the Conservatives have struggled to get 6% in recent elections. From 1964 until his death in 1991 the seat was held by the notable left-winger Eric Heffer; the subsequent by-election was won by Peter Kilfoyle, who held the seat until 2010. Steve Rotheram won in 2010, after Kilfoyle had stood down.
Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2015: Liverpool Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Steve Rotheram 31,222 81.3 +9.3
  UKIP Steven Flatman 3,445 9.0 +6.4
  Conservative Norsheen Bhatti 1,802 4.7 -1.8
  Green Jonathan Clatworthy 956 2.5 +2.5
  Liberal Democrat Pat Moloney 899 2.3 -11.9
  Independent Alexander Karran 56 0.1 +0.1
  The Pluralist Party Jonathan Edward Bishop 23 0.1 +0.1
Majority 27,777 72.3  
Turnout 38,403 61.1  
  Labour hold Swing +9.3  

 

General Election 2010: Liverpool, Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Steve Rotheram 24,709 72.0 +0.2
  Liberal Democrat Patrick Moloney 4,891 14.2 -2.7
  Conservative Adam Marsden 2,241 6.5 +0.1
  BNP Peter Stafford 1,104 3.2 N/A
  UKIP Joseph Nugent 898 2.6 -0.7
  Christian Peoples John Manwell 297 0.9 N/A
  Trade Unionist & Socialist Darren Ireland 195 0.6 N/A
Majority 19,818 57.7  
Turnout 34,335 54.8 +8.1
  Labour hold Swing +1.5  

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Liverpool Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Peter Kilfoyle 20,322 72.8 -5.0
  Liberal Democrat Kiron Reid 4,365 15.6 +1.0
  Conservative Sharon Buckle 1,655 5.9 -0.2
  UKIP Joseph Moran 1,108 4.0 +2.4
  Liberal Daniel Wood 480 1.7 N/A
Majority 15,957 57.1  
Turnout 27,930 45.0 +2.0
  Labour hold Swing -3.0  
General Election 2001: Liverpool Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Peter Kilfoyle 22,143 77.8  
  Liberal Democrat Kiron Reid 4,147 14.6  
  Conservative Stephen Horgan 1,726 6.1  
  UKIP Paul Forest 442 1.6  
Majority 17,996 63.2  
Turnout   43.0  
  Labour hold Swing    

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Liverpool Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Peter Kilfoyle 31,516 78.5  
  Liberal Democrat R Roberts 4,478 11.1  
  Conservative M Kotecha 2,501 6.2  
  Referendum Party C Grundy 620 1.5  
  Socialist Labour Lesley Mahmood 444 1.1  
  Liberal H Williams 352 0.9  
  ProLife Alliance V Mearns 246 0.6  
Majority 27,038 67.3  
Turnout   59.4  
  Labour hold Swing    
General Election 1992: Liverpool Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Peter Kilfoyle 34,214 72.4 +8.0
  Conservative Berkeley Greenwood 5,915 12.5 −1.9
  Liberal Democrat Joe Lang 5,672 12.0 −9.2
  Liberal T Newall 963 2.0 N/A
  Prot Ref D J E Carson 393 0.8 N/A
  Natural Law D Raiano 98 0.2 N/A
Majority 28,299 59.9 +16.7
Turnout 47,255 67.4 −6.2
  Labour hold Swing +4.9  
Liverpool Walton by-election, 1991
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Peter Kilfoyle 21,317 53.1 −11.3
  Liberal Democrat Paul Clark 14,457 36.0 +14.8
  Walton Real Labour Lesley Mahmood 2,613 6.5 N/A
  Conservative Berkeley Greenwood 1,155 2.9 −11.5
  Monster Raving Loony Screaming Lord Sutch 546 1.4 N/A
  Independent George Lee-Delisle 63 0.1 N/A
Majority 6,860 17.1 −26.1
Turnout      
  Labour hold Swing    

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Liverpool Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Eric Heffer 34,661 64.4 +11.7
  Liberal Paul Clark 11,408 21.2 -0.2
  Conservative I. Mays 7,738 14.4 -10.8
Majority 23,253 43.2 +15.6
Turnout 53,807 73.6 +4.0
  Labour hold Swing +6.0  
General Election 1983: Liverpool Walton
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
  Labour Eric Heffer 26,980 52.7  
  Conservative A Maddox 12,865 25.2  
  Liberal D Croft 10,970 21.4  
Majority 14,115 27.6  
Turnout 50,815 69.6  
  Labour hold Swing