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UK Parliament - Bootle
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|Type|| General Election|
|Filing Deadline|| 00, 0000 - 06:00pm|
|Polls Open|| May 06, 2010 - 01:00am|
|Polls Close|| May 06, 2010 - 04:00pm|
|Term Start|| May 17, 2010 - 12:00pm|
|Term End|| May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm|
|Last Modified||Takahe May 07, 2010 12:47pm|
BBC Profile: |
Bootle has been Labour since World War II. Joe Benton took hold of the seat in 1990 and has remained MP ever since. His majority was cut somewhat in 2001 and 2005, but still stands at more than 16,000.
At the election, the seat gains the wards of Church and Victoria from the Crosby constituency. To find out what might have happened had this boundary change been in force at the last election, see a notional - or estimated - result below.
The town of Bootle is situated on the mouth of the river Mersey, to the north of the Liverpool city seats.
The constituency has much in common with the neighbouring Liverpool Walton. Bootle is, like the city to the south, overwhelmingly white and working-class in character.
At the 2001 census, almost a third (31.1%) of the population was living in social housing.
There are ongoing efforts to lift the area through regeneration projects. The seat has benefited from Objective One Funding from the EU, although the flow of money has now been redirected towards newer EU members in Eastern Europe. In addition, the South Sefton Partnership has overseen the spending of other regeneration funds.
Rallings & Thrasher Notional:
Lab 26,243 (71.05%)
LD 6,118 (16.56%)
C 2,719 (7.36%)
UKIP 1,202 (3.25%)
Others 655 (1.77%)
|LAST GENERAL ELECTION|
|Term||05/17/2005 - 05/17/2010