Lancashire WestParliamentary constituency
- 24,474 total votes taken.
- 49.3% share of the total vote
- +4.1% change in share of the votes
- 16,114 total votes taken.
- 32.4% share of the total vote
- -3.7% change in share of the votes
- 6,058 total votes taken.
- 12.2% share of the total vote
- +8.5% change in share of the votes
- 1,582 total votes taken.
- 3.2% share of the total vote
- +2.2% change in share of the votes
- 1,298 total votes taken.
- 2.6% share of the total vote
- -10.9% change in share of the votes
- 150 total votes taken.
- 0.3% share of the total vote
- +0.3% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
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Rosie Cooper keeps Lancashire West for Labour.
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Despite its name, the Lancashire West constituency is nestled in the south-west corner of the county and its two principal townsare Ormskirk and Skelmersdale. The former is an old market town and home to Edge Hill University, while the latter, which was designated a new town in 1961, may be transformed in future years. An ambitious £10m plan to create a new high street, providing 270 permanent jobs, went in front of councillors in March 2015. Almost 76% of residents follow the Christian religion, the 15th-highest ranking, according to data from the ONS 2011 Census for England and Wales.
The seat was formed in 1983 and has been Labour since 1992, with Rosie Cooper winning the last two elections. In 2010, Cooper picked up 45.1% of the vote, followed by the Conservatives on 36.2%, Liberal Democrats 13.6% and UKIP 3.7%.