Southport

Parliamentary constituency
LD HOLD

Results

Liberal Democrat
, with candidate John Pugh
, have the following results:
  • 13,652 total votes taken.
  • 31.0% share of the total vote
  • -18.7% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Damien Moore
, have the following results:
  • 12,330 total votes taken.
  • 28.0% share of the total vote
  • -7.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Liz Savage
, have the following results:
  • 8,468 total votes taken.
  • 19.2% share of the total vote
  • +9.8% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Terry Durrance
, have the following results:
  • 7,429 total votes taken.
  • 16.8% share of the total vote
  • +11.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Laurence Rankin
, have the following results:
  • 1,230 total votes taken.
  • 2.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.8% change in share of the votes
The Southport Party
, with candidate Jacqueline Barlow
, have the following results:
  • 992 total votes taken.
  • 2.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LD majority: 1,322 3.0%
Turnout
65.5%

Vote share

Party %
LD 31.0
CON 28.0
LAB 19.2
UKIP 16.8
GRN 2.8
TSP 2.2

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+11.7
LAB
+9.8
GRN
+2.8
TSP
+2.2
CON
-7.9
LD
-18.7

Latest updates Southport

17.11.2015

00:36

Big Society fear over Powerhouse plan

The Northern Powerhouse is "a concept yet to catch fire" that could go the same way as the "Big Society" scheme, a leading politics professor claims.

14.10.2015

17:10

Balloon's close encounter with road

A hot air balloon has a close shave, narrowly avoiding cars as it descended close to Marine Drive, Southport.

08.05.2015

14:23

Tory McVey beaten in Wirral West

The Conservative employment minister Esther McVey narrowly loses her Merseyside seat to Labour.
04:46
Breaking

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.

02:47

Declaration time

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Southport result expected in at 4am. Counting yet to begin.

07.05.2015

23:47

Lib Dems

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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
23:22

Swimming against the tide?

Leanne Harper
Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside
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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.

23:04

Voters coming out of their shells?

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BBC Radio Merseyside tweets: Who'll be first across the finish line at Dunes Leisure Centre for the #Southport count? #GE2015

23.04.2015

07:46

Southport's shifting sands?

Political reporter Mairead Smyth on the battle for Southport.

02.04.2015

09:35

Mapping the opinion polls

Explore a map of constituency polling in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

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%.