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Liverpool, Walton
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The seat which was gained from the Conservatives by the left wing Labour stalwart Eric Heffer in 1964 gave 31,516 votes to his successor as Labour MP Peter Kilfoyle, and just 2,551 to the Conservative, in 1997, a gap of 72.1pc. This must rank as just about the largest long-term swing in Britain, and demonstrates the huge change of allegiance and fundamental way of thinking in the great city on the Mersey, which has had so many troubles, and been so ill served by so many politicians, over the closing decades of the twentieth century. Walton now ranks as the fifth safest Labour seat in the whole of the UK.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Peter Kilfoyle is one of the few of Blair’s ministers to have voluntarily resigned rather than be sacked or required to quit. Elected here in the wake of Eric Heffer’s death in 1991, he is an old-style Labour machine politician, whose name was made as the North West Regional organiser who cleared out the Militant infiltration of Liverpool. Born into the working class in 1946, he attended Catholic schools and Durham University from which he dropped out to do manual work for five years, until training as a teacher. A rough-hewn, beefy, Scouse-accented extrovert, his resignation in 1999 as a Defence Minister over Old Labour concern for neglect of the heartlands, was heralded in 1996 when he ridiculed the Mandelson-Liddle tract, The Blair Revolution, as “condescending” and “trite.” His own book Left Behind, published in 2000, savaged Mandelson.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.49% 14.99% 3.28
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.33% 2.13% 15.29
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.00% 2.49% 0.00
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.09% 4.43% 2.01
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 2.03% 7.27% 27.96
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.00% 2.56% 0.00
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.06
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 1.98% 3.94% 50.33
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 3.68% 13.04% 28.21
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 30.67% 12.70% 241.48
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.58% 8.14% 7.08
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.16% 4.02% 78.51
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.33% 3.19% 41.91
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 49.98% 11.31% 441.85
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.27% 3.06% 139.52
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.40% 2.52% 55.69
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 1.81
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 15.84% 9.41% 168.23
£5-10K 24.17% 16.63% 145.34
£10-15K 20.23% 16.58% 122.00
£15-20K 13.90% 13.58% 102.35
£20-25K 8.98% 10.39% 86.37
£25-30K 5.71% 7.77% 73.44
£30-35K 3.65% 5.79% 62.96
£35-40K 2.36% 4.33% 54.43
£40-45K 1.55% 3.27% 47.45
£45-50K 1.03% 2.48% 41.68
£50-55K 0.70% 1.90% 36.89
£55-60K 0.48% 1.47% 32.87
£60-65K 0.34% 1.15% 29.48
£65-70K 0.24% 0.91% 26.60
£70-75K 0.17% 0.72% 24.13
£75-80K 0.13% 0.57% 22.00
£80-85K 0.09% 0.46% 20.16
£85-90K 0.07% 0.37% 18.55
£90-95K 0.05% 0.31% 17.14
£95-100K 0.04% 0.25% 15.90
£100K + 0.15% 1.34% 11.01

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (5.98%)
Conservative (-  6.16%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.86%)
Liberal Democrat (3.43%)
Conservative (-  0.28%) Labour (-  0.57%)
Con - 6.16%
Lab 5.98%
LD - 0.86%
Con - 0.28%
Lab - 0.57%
LD 3.43%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Kilfoyle
Labour hold
Con Conservative (6.07%) 1,726 6.07%
Lab Labour (77.81%) 22,143 77.81%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.57%) 4,147 14.57%
Oth Other (1.55%) 442 1.55%
Maj Majority (63.24%) 17,996 63.24%
Turn Turnout (42.96%) 28,458 42.96%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Peter Kilfoyle
Labour hold
UK Paul Forrest 442 1.55%
C Stephen Horgan 1,726 6.07%
L Peter Kilfoyle 22,143 77.81%
LD Kiron Reid 4,147 14.57%
Candidates representing 4 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Peter Kilfoyle
Labour
Con Conservative (6.34%) 2,551 6.34%
Lab Labour (78.38%) 31,516 78.38%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.14%) 4,478 11.14%
Ref Referendum (1.54%) 620 1.54%
Oth Other (2.59%) 1,042 2.59%
Maj Majority (67.25%) 27,038 67.25%
Turn Turnout (59.54%) 40,207 59.54%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (12.50%) 5,915 12.50%
Lab Labour (72.40%) 34,214 72.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.00%) 5,672 12.00%
Oth Other (3.10%) 1,454 3.10%
Maj Majority (59.90%) 28,299 59.90%
Turn Turnout (66.40%) 47,255 66.40%

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