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Wallasey
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Merseyside has moved very dramatically to the left in recent decades, and there is nowhere a better example than Wallasey. Labour did not win it in 1945 or 1966, but they did when Labour lost the General Election in 1992, and in 1997 Angela Eagle increased her majority to an unheard of 19,000. They did recover the marginal wards of Liscard, Moreton and New Brighton here on the north Wirral in May 2000, and never lost the support of Wallasey itself, but it also includes the inner area of Seacombe near the declining Birkenhead docks and the council estate of Leasowe. Overall it does not look like a Labour stronghold physically, though, but the culture in this part of north west England has turned irreversibly away from the Conservative party.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Angela Eagle, a Junior Social Security minister elected in 1992, is half of the first set of parliamentary twins, unless there were others in Simon de Montfort's parliament or the Witenagemot. The only disclosed lesbian MP, she was born in 1961, attended Formby High School and St. John's College Oxford, and worked for the public sector union COHSE for eight years. A Beckett-voter in 1994 and now situated at the leftward end of the Blairite spectrum, albeit as a replacement for a Militant-supporting candidate in Wallasey in 1992, she is blessed with a sharp-tongued acidic manner and piping voice, and plays chess and cricket.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.66% 14.99% 77.78
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 2.85% 2.49% 114.64
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 1.13% 4.43% 25.58
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 3.72% 7.27% 51.14
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.11% 2.56% 43.45
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 2.44% 3.94% 61.83
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 20.88% 13.04% 160.13
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 22.70% 12.70% 178.71
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 6.99% 8.14% 85.81
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 6.25% 4.02% 155.52
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 3.64% 3.19% 114.15
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 14.19% 11.31% 125.48
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 1.22% 3.06% 39.89
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.21% 2.52% 48.12
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 11.77% 9.41% 125.01
5-10K 20.16% 16.63% 121.19
10-15K 18.81% 16.58% 113.44
15-20K 14.31% 13.58% 105.36
20-25K 10.15% 10.39% 97.69
25-30K 7.05% 7.77% 90.67
30-35K 4.88% 5.79% 84.33
35-40K 3.41% 4.33% 78.67
40-45K 2.40% 3.27% 73.62
45-50K 1.72% 2.48% 69.12
50-55K 1.24% 1.90% 65.10
55-60K 0.91% 1.47% 61.50
60-65K 0.67% 1.15% 58.27
65-70K 0.50% 0.91% 55.36
70-75K 0.38% 0.72% 52.73
75-80K 0.29% 0.57% 50.34
80-85K 0.22% 0.46% 48.16
85-90K 0.17% 0.37% 46.17
90-95K 0.14% 0.31% 44.34
95-100K 0.11% 0.25% 42.67
100K + 0.47% 1.34% 34.80

Local Map of the constituency
Wallasey - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Wallasey - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (15.71%) Liberal Democrat (0.62%)
Conservative (- 18.01%)
Conservative (4.07%) Liberal Democrat (2.89%)
Labour (-  3.78%)
Con - 18.01%
Lab 15.71%
LD 0.62%
Con 4.07%
Lab - 3.78%
LD 2.89%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Angela Eagle
Labour hold
Con Conservative (27.96%) 10,442 27.96%
Lab Labour (60.83%) 22,718 60.83%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.21%) 4,186 11.21%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (32.87%) 12,276 32.87%
Turn Turnout (57.55%) 37,346 57.55%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Angela Eagle
Labour hold
L Angela Eagle 22,718 60.83%
LD Peter Reisdorf 4,186 11.21%
C Lesley Rennie 10,442 27.96%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Angela Eagle
Labour
Con Conservative (23.89%) 11,190 23.89%
Lab Labour (64.61%) 30,264 64.61%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.32%) 3,899 8.32%
Ref Referendum (3.18%) 1,490 3.18%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (40.72%) 19,074 40.72%
Turn Turnout (73.52%) 46,843 73.52%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (41.90%) 22,722 41.90%
Lab Labour (48.90%) 26,531 48.90%
LD Liberal Democrat (7.70%) 4,177 7.70%
Oth Other (1.40%) 785 1.40%
Maj Majority (7.00%) 3,809 7.00%
Turn Turnout (81.41%) 54,215 81.41%

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