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Weaver vale

2010 Results:
Conservative: 16953 (38.54%)
Labour: 15962 (36.29%)
Liberal Democrat: 8196 (18.63%)
BNP: 1063 (2.42%)
UKIP: 1018 (2.31%)
Green: 338 (0.77%)
Independent: 460 (1.05%)
Majority: 991 (2.25%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 16877 (45%)
Conservative: 12127 (32.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 7546 (20.1%)
Other: 989 (2.6%)
Majority: 4750 (12.7%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 11904 (30.2%)
Labour: 18759 (47.6%)
Liberal Democrat: 7723 (19.6%)
UKIP: 1034 (2.6%)
Majority: 6855 (17.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 10974 (27.9%)
Labour: 20611 (52.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 5643 (14.4%)
UKIP: 559 (1.4%)
Other: 1484 (3.8%)
Majority: 9637 (24.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 13796 (28.6%)
Labour: 27244 (56.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5949 (12.3%)
Referendum: 1312 (2.7%)
Majority: 13448 (27.8%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Graham Evans (Conservative) Educated at a local comprehensive school and Manchester University Business School. Managing director of a manufacturing company. Macclesfield councillor.

2010 election candidates:
portraitGraham Evans (Conservative) Educated at a local comprehensive school and Manchester University Business School. Managing director of a manufacturing company. Macclesfield councillor.
portraitJohn Stockton (Labour) Teacher. Halton councillor.
portraitPeter Hampson (Liberal Democrat)
portraitHoward Thorp (Green)
portraitPaul Remfry (UKIP) Born 1963, Peterborough. Educated at Aberystwyth University. Self employed computer consultant and historian.
portraitColin Marsh (BNP)
portraitMike Cooksley (Independent)
portraitWill Charlton (Independent)
portraitTom Reynolds (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 84783
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 24.2%
Over 60: 18.3%
Born outside UK: 2.7%
White: 98.7%
Asian: 0.3%
Mixed: 0.6%
Other: 0.3%
Christian: 81.3%
Full time students: 2.3%
Graduates 16-74: 20%
No Qualifications 16-74: 27.3%
Owner-Occupied: 74.3%
Social Housing: 19.3% (Council: 8.4%, Housing Ass.: 10.9%)
Privately Rented: 4%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 8.4%

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154 Responses to “Weaver vale”

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  1. If Labour is demographically weakening in Northwich, that would be a little ironic; it appears that they/we have demographically strengthened in the town between the 80s & the noughties. In days gone by Northwich was at best a marginal town, up to last year it had been quite firmly Labour for a number of years.

  2. Looks like the Tories came out pretty unscathed in Weaver Vale in May, in the Unitary elections.

    In fact, scanning the figures for the whole area – Cheshire West and Chester, the Tory percentage stood up – their majority was cut though as the collapsed Lib Dem vote went to Labour.

  3. Yes. Labour didn’t ‘gain’ any wards from the Conservatives in the Weaver Vale seat this May.

    Outside of their Halton strongholds, Labour only have Councillors in two Northwich wards (and one of those wards is almost entirely in Tatton) and both those wards were made notionally Labour in the boundary changes anyway.

    When you look at the results, Labour only just won Winnington & Castle ward which is made up of the most deprived parts of Northwich. And they failed to even come close in places like Frodsham and Weaverham which elected Labour Councillors in the 1990s.

  4. Labour managed to come within 60 odd votes of winning Daresbury this year despite not having a very local candidate.

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