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Liverpool, Garston
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Liverpool is one city in which it is not only wise but positively misleading to try to predict General Election results from local elections. In May 2000 the Liberal Democrats greatly strengthened their grip on the City Council, and won every ward in Garston constituency in south east Liverpool, whether the middle class enclave of Woolton or the huge working class council estate of Speke near the airport of that name. Yet in the 1997 General Election Labour's Maria Eagle received 61pc of votes cast, the Liberal Democrats' Flo Clucas (councillor and deputy leader of the group) just 19pc. Clearly Liverpool thinks that New Labour under Mr Blair and Mr Brown is fit to run the county, but is very wary of the record in office of the local party, going back to the Militant days of Derek Hatton and before.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Maria Eagle, with a similarly monotonously piping voice as, but more humorous and heterosexual than, her twin sister Angela (a junior minister) won here in 1997. A solicitor in Liverpool, she was born in 1961, and educated at Formby High School and Pembroke College, Oxford, and has become identified with legislation to ban fur farming. Herself the product of all-women shortlists, she wants changes to the Sex Discrimination Act to allow their reintroduction to alter the Labour Party’s “traditional male culture.”
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 19.67% 14.99% 131.20
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.15% 2.49% 86.30
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.15% 4.43% 3.45
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.99% 7.27% 27.37
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 2.13% 2.56% 82.88
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.57% 2.04% 27.80
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.61% 3.94% 15.41
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 20.27% 13.04% 155.46
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.13% 12.70% 40.42
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 3.94% 8.14% 48.33
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.52% 4.02% 12.99
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.82% 3.19% 57.22
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 32.25% 11.31% 285.15
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.22% 3.06% 137.86
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 4.56% 2.52% 181.04
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.02% 0.06% 34.13
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 13.04% 9.41% 138.55
£5-10K 19.75% 16.63% 118.76
£10-15K 17.35% 16.58% 104.64
£15-20K 12.99% 13.58% 95.61
£20-25K 9.34% 10.39% 89.89
£25-30K 6.70% 7.77% 86.22
£30-35K 4.85% 5.79% 83.82
£35-40K 3.56% 4.33% 82.21
£40-45K 2.65% 3.27% 81.12
£45-50K 1.99% 2.48% 80.35
£50-55K 1.52% 1.90% 79.79
£55-60K 1.17% 1.47% 79.37
£60-65K 0.91% 1.15% 79.05
£65-70K 0.71% 0.91% 78.79
£70-75K 0.57% 0.72% 78.57
£75-80K 0.45% 0.57% 78.37
£80-85K 0.36% 0.46% 78.20
£85-90K 0.29% 0.37% 78.04
£90-95K 0.24% 0.31% 77.90
£95-100K 0.19% 0.25% 77.75
£100K + 1.03% 1.34% 76.89

Local Map of the constituency
Liverpool, Garston - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Liverpool, Garston - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (10.23%)
Conservative (-  9.32%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.63%)
Labour (0.06%) Liberal Democrat (4.15%)
Conservative (-  0.19%)
Con - 9.32%
Lab 10.23%
LD - 2.63%
Con - 0.19%
Lab 0.06%
LD 4.15%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Maria Eagle
Labour hold
Con Conservative (15.49%) 5,059 15.49%
Lab Labour (61.39%) 20,043 61.39%
LD Liberal Democrat (23.12%) 7,549 23.12%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (38.27%) 12,494 38.27%
Turn Turnout (50.16%) 32,651 50.16%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Maria Eagle
Labour hold
L Maria Eagle 20,043 61.39%
LD Paula Keaveney 7,549 23.12%
C Helen Sutton 5,059 15.49%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Maria Eagle
Labour
Con Conservative (15.68%) 6,819 15.68%
Lab Labour (61.33%) 26,667 61.33%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.97%) 8,250 18.97%
Ref Referendum (1.92%) 833 1.92%
Oth Other (2.10%) 913 2.10%
Maj Majority (42.36%) 18,417 42.36%
Turn Turnout (65.14%) 43,482 65.14%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (25.00%) 12,340 25.00%
Lab Labour (51.10%) 25,214 51.10%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.60%) 10,680 21.60%
Oth Other (2.20%) 1,104 2.20%
Maj Majority (26.10%) 12,874 26.10%
Turn Turnout (70.87%) 49,338 70.87%

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