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Liverpool, Wavertree
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Liberal Democrats' dominance of Liverpool City Council has never been consistently translated into success in parliamentary elections in the city, and remains tied closely to its peculiar municipal history and the untypicality of its local Labour Party. Tony Blair can rely on all five of Liverpool's seats in the next election at national level, for the government of the whole land. This even includes Wavertree, where the LDs swept all five wards very easily in the most recent Liverpool elections in May 2000, at a time when they took 26 of the council seats available in the city as a whole to Labour's six (they also took all the wards in Garston).

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Jane Kennedy, a junior minister in the Lord Chancellorís Department after five years as a Whip, was first elected in 1992, as a replacement for the expelled Militant-supporting Terry Fields, and as the first woman MP in Liverpool since Bessie Braddock, than whom she was substantially more photogenic and less physiologically preoccupied by turnstiles in ladies lavatories. Part of the Labour clean-up team to rid Liverpool of Militant, she was born in 1958, attended Haughton Comprehensive School and, inconclusively, Liverpool University. She rose politically as a NUPE/Unison official. A Zionist, she joined the Lord Chancellorís team as the only non-lawyer.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 9.99% 14.99% 66.64
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.18% 2.49% 7.25
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.00% 4.43% 0.00
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.17% 7.27% 16.09
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 5.24% 2.56% 204.39
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.21% 2.04% 10.08
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 6.27% 3.94% 158.97
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 11.94% 13.04% 91.53
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 21.36% 12.70% 168.14
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 2.41% 8.14% 29.63
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 4.92% 4.02% 122.26
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.73% 3.19% 54.40
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 32.16% 11.31% 284.31
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 2.30% 3.06% 75.15
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.13% 2.52% 4.99
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 13.79% 9.41% 146.48
£5-10K 20.92% 16.63% 125.76
£10-15K 18.32% 16.58% 110.48
£15-20K 13.44% 13.58% 98.95
£20-25K 9.37% 10.39% 90.18
£25-30K 6.49% 7.77% 83.43
£30-35K 4.53% 5.79% 78.16
£35-40K 3.21% 4.33% 74.00
£40-45K 2.31% 3.27% 70.67
£45-50K 1.69% 2.48% 67.97
£50-55K 1.25% 1.90% 65.74
£55-60K 0.94% 1.47% 63.90
£60-65K 0.72% 1.15% 62.34
£65-70K 0.55% 0.91% 61.02
£70-75K 0.43% 0.72% 59.89
£75-80K 0.34% 0.57% 58.91
£80-85K 0.27% 0.46% 58.05
£85-90K 0.21% 0.37% 57.30
£90-95K 0.17% 0.31% 56.63
£95-100K 0.14% 0.25% 56.03
£100K + 0.72% 1.34% 53.34

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

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

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (23.15%)
Conservative (-  1.73%) Liberal Democrat (- 13.16%)
Liberal Democrat (2.84%)
Conservative (-  1.15%) Labour (-  1.73%)
Con - 1.73%
Lab 23.15%
LD - 13.16%
Con - 1.15%
Lab - 1.73%
LD 2.84%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jane Kennedy
Labour hold
Con Conservative (9.62%) 3,091 9.62%
Lab Labour (62.71%) 20,155 62.71%
LD Liberal Democrat (24.38%) 7,836 24.38%
Oth Other (3.29%) 1,056 3.29%
Maj Majority (38.33%) 12,319 38.33%
Turn Turnout (44.29%) 32,138 44.29%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Jane Kennedy
Labour hold
C Geoffrey Allen 3,091 9.62%
L Jane Kennedy 20,155 62.71%
SL Michael Lane 359 1.12%
UK Neil Miney 348 1.08%
LD Christopher Newby 7,836 24.38%
SA Mark O'Brien 349 1.09%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Jane Kennedy
Labour
Con Conservative (10.77%) 4,944 10.77%
Lab Labour (64.45%) 29,592 64.45%
LD Liberal Democrat (21.54%) 9,891 21.54%
Ref Referendum (1.25%) 576 1.25%
Oth Other (1.99%) 915 1.99%
Maj Majority (42.90%) 19,701 42.90%
Turn Turnout (62.85%) 45,918 62.85%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (12.50%) 6,422 12.50%
Lab Labour (41.30%) 21,237 41.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (34.70%) 17,857 34.70%
Oth Other (11.50%) 5,899 11.50%
Maj Majority (6.60%) 3,380 6.60%
Turn Turnout (70.34%) 51,415 70.34%

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