- 13,652 total votes taken.
- 31.0% share of the total vote
- -18.7% change in share of the votes
- 12,330 total votes taken.
- 28.0% share of the total vote
- -7.9% change in share of the votes
- 8,468 total votes taken.
- 19.2% share of the total vote
- +9.8% change in share of the votes
- 7,429 total votes taken.
- 16.8% share of the total vote
- +11.7% change in share of the votes
- 1,230 total votes taken.
- 2.8% share of the total vote
- +2.8% change in share of the votes
- 992 total votes taken.
- 2.2% share of the total vote
- +2.2% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
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Lib Dem Hold
John Pugh holds seat for Liberal Democrats in Southport, despite losing 8,055 votes.
Mr Pugh won with a reduced majority of just more than 1,300 votes.
He said it was time for the party to reflect on how it moves forward after devastating losses across the country.
Southport result expected in at 4am. Counting yet to begin.
Five of the Liberal Democrat's 57 seats are in either Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Merseyside.
- Manchester Withington (1,894 over Lab). 4.2%
- Burnley (1,818 over Lab). 4.3% swing needed
- Cheadle (3,272 over Con) 6.2% swing needed
- Southport (6,024 over Con) 13.8% swing needed
- Hazel Grove (6,371 over Con) 15.2%swing needed
Swimming against the tide?
Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside
I'm here at the Dunes Leisure Centre in Southport, where the Liberal Democrats will be hoping to hold on to their only Merseyside seat.
John Pugh has represented the town since 2001 and with a majority of just over 6,000, he'll be hoping the seaside resort can flow against the predicted national tide once again, and return him as MP.
Voters coming out of their shells?tweet
BBC Radio Merseyside tweets: Who'll be first across the finish line at Dunes Leisure Centre for the #Southport count? #GE2015
Situated on the north-west coast of England, the seat of Southport is north of Liverpool. Tourism is the main focus for this seaside town which is well known for the beaches on which the multiple Grand National winning Red Rum trained.
It has a higher proportion of pensioners than most places - at more than one in five of the population, the 33rd highest proportion of any constituency in England and Wales, according to ONS 2011 Census figures. At 71%, it also has one of the higher proportions of people describing themselves as Christian.
Over the years, the Southport seat has been either Conservative or Liberal/Lib Dem. It was Conservative from the 1920s until 1987. The Conservatives won it back in 1992, but it has been Lib Dem since 1997. At the 2010 election John Pugh was elected with 49.6% of votes, with the Conservatives getting 35.6%, Labour 9.4% and UKIP 5.1%.