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Readers Poll Con 52% Lab 28% LD 18% Nat 2% Enter your vote to win 1M

Liverpool, Riverside
Liberal Democrat gain

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The very heart of Liverpool, Riverside includes the famous sights of the Liver Building and the Albert Dock and all the places associated truly or falsely with Beatles memorabilia, two cathedrals of striking architectural design, and a variety of residential areas from the once grand (Gladstone's Rodney Street still stands, and there are still mansions around Sefton Park, although not put to their original use) to the truly dire and depopulated, in Everton and Vauxhall wards in the northern inner city, through areas of renewal and hope. Nor do conventional politics, even those of the Labour party, seem a source of solutions here. In the most recent City Council elections of May 2000, in Everton ward, for example, an Independent Labour candidate won with 70pc of the vote, ahead of official Labour. The Liberal Democrats scored 55 votes and the Conservatives 15. Over 84pc on the roll did not vote at all.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Louise Ellman, elected here in 1997 after selection from an all-women shortlist, is virtually a one-club politician as a persistent advocate of public-private partnerships of the sort she trailed when leader for 16 years of Lancashire County Council. A severe-seeming critic of Arab activities in the Middle East, she was born in 1945 and educated at Manchester High School for Girls and Hull and York Universities, and originally lectured in further education before becoming a full-time local politician.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 3.15% 14.99% 21.02
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.58% 2.49% 23.31
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.68% 4.43% 15.39
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.26% 7.27% 3.54
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 8.20% 2.56% 319.75
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 1.71% 2.04% 83.70
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 17.34% 3.94% 439.76
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 2.37% 13.04% 18.19
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 4.74% 12.70% 37.28
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 1.09% 8.14% 13.38
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 7.82% 4.02% 194.42
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.27% 3.19% 8.44
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 29.81% 11.31% 263.55
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 10.32% 3.06% 337.08
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 9.12% 2.52% 362.13
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 2.51% 2.10% 119.44
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.03% 0.06% 55.79
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 19.00% 9.41% 201.85
5-10K 23.69% 16.63% 142.42
10-15K 18.13% 16.58% 109.34
15-20K 12.15% 13.58% 89.47
20-25K 7.97% 10.39% 76.65
25-30K 5.28% 7.77% 67.87
30-35K 3.56% 5.79% 61.54
35-40K 2.46% 4.33% 56.79
40-45K 1.73% 3.27% 53.10
45-50K 1.24% 2.48% 50.15
50-55K 0.91% 1.90% 47.74
55-60K 0.67% 1.47% 45.72
60-65K 0.51% 1.15% 44.00
65-70K 0.39% 0.91% 42.51
70-75K 0.30% 0.72% 41.21
75-80K 0.23% 0.57% 40.05
80-85K 0.18% 0.46% 39.02
85-90K 0.14% 0.37% 38.09
90-95K 0.11% 0.31% 37.24
95-100K 0.09% 0.25% 36.46
100K + 0.44% 1.34% 32.66

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (2.03%)
Conservative (-  1.37%) Liberal Democrat (-  5.13%)
Liberal Democrat (3.40%)
Conservative (-  1.13%) Labour (- 70.43%)
Con - 1.37%
Lab 2.03%
LD - 5.13%
Con - 1.13%
Lab - 70.43%
LD 3.40%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Louise Ellman
Liberal Democrat gain
Con Conservative (8.40%) 2,142 8.40%
Lab 0 0.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (16.67%) 4,251 16.67%
Oth Other (74.93%) 19,110 74.93%
Maj Majority (8.27%) 2,109 8.27%
Turn Turnout (34.08%) 25,503 34.08%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Louise Ellman
Liberal Democrat gain
C Judith Edwards 2,142 8.40%
LC Louise Ellman 18,201 71.37%
LD Richard Marbrow 4,251 16.67%
SA Cathy Wilson 909 3.56%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Louise Ellman
Labour
Con Conservative (9.53%) 3,635 9.53%
Lab Labour (70.43%) 26,858 70.43%
LD Liberal Democrat (13.27%) 5,059 13.27%
Ref Referendum (1.54%) 586 1.54%
Oth Other (5.24%) 1,997 5.24%
Maj Majority (57.16%) 21,799 57.16%
Turn Turnout (51.93%) 38,135 51.93%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (10.90%) 4,572 10.90%
Lab Labour (68.40%) 28,760 68.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.40%) 7,744 18.40%
Oth Other (2.30%) 949 2.30%
Maj Majority (50.00%) 21,016 50.00%
Turn Turnout (59.09%) 42,025 59.09%

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