|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Sefton Central in Merseyside.
Location of Merseyside within England.
|Electorate||67,696 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Bill Esterson (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
Knowsley North & Sefton East
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
The constituency replaced much of Crosby along with part of Knowsley North and Sefton East, abolished in the year of its creation. The new constituency covers Merseyside northern residential suburban areas of Crosby, Blundellsands, Brighton-Le-Sands, Little Crosby, Thornton, and Hightown, Formby and Maghull and the villages and localities of Aintree, Carr Houses, Freshfield, Ince Blundell, Kennessee Green, Lady Green, Little Altcar, Lunt, Lydiate, Melling, Sefton, and Waddicar, in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The constituency has electoral wards:
This seat was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election.
At the time, eleven of the constituency's twenty-one councillors were Conservatives followed by the Liberal Democrats who had ten,[n 3] whereas analysis by Rallings and Thrasher indicated that had the Sefton Central constituency existed in 2005, the result would have been: Labour 45.6%, Conservative 33.6%, LibDem 19.2%, giving a Labour majority of 4,950. Some Conservative campaign billboard posters for the Tory candidate Deborah Jones had been defaced during the 2010 election, as had been the case during the 2005 election in Crosby. The Labour Party candidate's majority was 3,862 suggesting a moderate two-party swing.
The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of a local government district with: a working population whose income is close to the national average and which has close to average reliance on social housing. At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 2.4% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 4.2%. The borough contributing to the seat has a medium 28.5% of its population without a car, 25.1% of the population without qualifications and a 24.1% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure 70.5% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census across the district.
|General Election 2010: Sefton Central|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Clein||9,656||19.9||+0.7|
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