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Halton
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A very safe Labour seat, Halton brings together both banks of the Mersey, now linked by a major road bridge heading towards Liverpool, so that there is no need to take the old ferry once immortalised by the music hall entertainer Stanley Holloway as costing "per 2d per person per trip". Both ends of this voyage find Labour strongholds: to the north, formerly in Lancashire but now anomalously placed for administrative purposes in Cheshire, Widnes with its distinctive chemical works; to the south, the New Town of Runcorn, which has a decidedly Merseyside accent and flavour.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Derek Twigg, PPS to Helen Liddell, is a model Blairite as a loyalist stooge questioner. Born locally (1959), he is as local as local gets, educated at Bankfield High School, Widnes, and at Halton FE College, and serving as a Halton district councillor for 14 years. He worked as a Department of Employment civil servant before election here in 1997.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 8.28% 14.99% 55.24
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 5.33% 4.43% 120.47
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 12.06% 7.27% 165.75
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.41% 2.56% 15.96
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.00% 3.94% 0.00
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 7.36% 13.04% 56.44
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 25.32% 12.70% 199.34
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.65% 8.14% 81.65
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.00% 4.02% 0.00
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.34% 3.19% 105.01
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 26.13% 11.31% 231.05
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.38% 3.06% 12.46
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.72% 2.52% 187.53
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.01% 0.06% 15.45
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 11.02% 9.41% 117.06
5-10K 19.25% 16.63% 115.75
10-15K 18.38% 16.58% 110.85
15-20K 14.30% 13.58% 105.30
20-25K 10.37% 10.39% 99.78
25-30K 7.35% 7.77% 94.49
30-35K 5.19% 5.79% 89.52
35-40K 3.68% 4.33% 84.91
40-45K 2.63% 3.27% 80.63
45-50K 1.90% 2.48% 76.68
50-55K 1.39% 1.90% 73.03
55-60K 1.03% 1.47% 69.67
60-65K 0.77% 1.15% 66.57
65-70K 0.58% 0.91% 63.71
70-75K 0.44% 0.72% 61.07
75-80K 0.34% 0.57% 58.63
80-85K 0.26% 0.46% 56.37
85-90K 0.20% 0.37% 54.28
90-95K 0.16% 0.31% 52.34
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 50.54
100K + 0.57% 1.34% 42.05

Local Map of the constituency
Halton - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Halton - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (11.28%)
Conservative (- 12.64%) Liberal Democrat (-  1.46%)
Conservative (0.95%) Liberal Democrat (4.89%)
Labour (-  1.71%)
Con - 12.64%
Lab 11.28%
LD - 1.46%
Con 0.95%
Lab - 1.71%
LD 4.89%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Derek Twigg
Labour hold
Con Conservative (18.60%) 6,413 18.60%
Lab Labour (69.16%) 23,841 69.16%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.23%) 4,216 12.23%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (50.56%) 17,428 50.56%
Turn Turnout (54.14%) 34,470 54.14%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Derek Twigg
Labour hold
C Chris Davenport 6,413 18.60%
L Derek Twigg 23,841 69.16%
LD Peter Walker 4,216 12.23%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Derek Twigg
Labour
Con Conservative (17.66%) 7,847 17.66%
Lab Labour (70.88%) 31,497 70.88%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.34%) 3,263 7.34%
Ref Referendum (2.33%) 1,036 2.33%
Oth Other (1.79%) 796 1.79%
Maj Majority (53.22%) 23,650 53.22%
Turn Turnout (68.38%) 44,439 68.38%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (30.30%) 15,426 30.30%
Lab Labour (59.60%) 30,363 59.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.80%) 4,499 8.80%
Oth Other (1.30%) 637 1.30%
Maj Majority (29.30%) 14,937 29.30%
Turn Turnout (76.94%) 50,925 76.94%

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