Liverpool Wavertree

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Luciana Berger
, have the following results:
  • 28,401 total votes taken.
  • 69.3% share of the total vote
  • +16.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate James Pearson
, have the following results:
  • 4,098 total votes taken.
  • 10.0% share of the total vote
  • +2.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Adam Heatherington
, have the following results:
  • 3,375 total votes taken.
  • 8.2% share of the total vote
  • +5.9% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Leo Evans
, have the following results:
  • 2,454 total votes taken.
  • 6.0% share of the total vote
  • -28.2% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Peter Cranie
, have the following results:
  • 2,140 total votes taken.
  • 5.2% share of the total vote
  • +3.6% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate David Walsh
, have the following results:
  • 362 total votes taken.
  • 0.9% share of the total vote
  • +0.9% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Niamh McCarthy
, have the following results:
  • 144 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 24,303 59.3%
Turnout
66.4%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 69.3
CON 10.0
UKIP 8.2
LD 6.0
GRN 5.2
TUSC 0.9

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
LAB
+16.2
UKIP
+5.9
GRN
+3.6
CON
+2.5
TUSC
+0.9
LD
-28.2

Latest updates Liverpool Wavertree

23.06.2016

12:28

Man charged with hate crime against MP

A man is accused of racially or religiously motivated harassment against a Merseyside MP.

08.05.2015

14:23

Tory McVey beaten in Wirral West

The Conservative employment minister Esther McVey narrowly loses her Merseyside seat to Labour.
04:03
Breaking

Labour Hold

Labour's Luciana Berger retains Liverpool Wavertree.

03:22

Turnout up across city

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Turnout's up across Liverpool. Provisional figures show Garston & Halewood at 66% ( 60.1% last time) Riverside 63% (52.1%) Walton 62% (54.8%) Wavertree 67 (60.6%) West Derby 65% ( 56.7%).

07.05.2015

22:32

Ready, set....

BBC Radio Merseyside
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The first ballot boxes have arrived at Liverpool Tennis Centre #GE2015

06.05.2015

00:32

Out of vote chaos comes polls order

When the polls closed in at the last general election, hundreds complained they had been unable to cast their vote. What has changed and how will the chaos be avoided this time?

16.04.2015

06:17

Can Labour be beaten in Wavertree?

Mairead Smyth's guide to Liverpool Wavertree - the issues and the candidates.

02.04.2015

07:11

Merseyside's general election guide

Political reporter Mairead Smyth on the seats to watch.
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Constituency profile

Liverpool Wavertree, in the south-west of the city, is largely residential, with a big student population and a large technology park, introducing a new element to the city's traditional employment options, which are still limited in a constituency that also features in the top 40 of households without a car.

More than 16% of its residents are aged 16-to-24, compared with 11.9% for the whole of England and Wales at the 2011 Census. At 5.6% the proportion claiming Jobseeker's Allowance at December 2014 was less than in the neighbouring Walton constituency but in the "top" 40 nationally, at more than double the UK average.

Luciana Berger won the seat, which had been held for 13 years by fellow Labour MP Jane Kennedy, at the 2010 election, when she increased the party's majority and share of the vote to 53.1%, with the Lib Dems taking 34.2% and the Conservatives 7.5%.