Liverpool Toxteth (UK Parliament constituency)
Liverpool Toxteth was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
|Former Borough constituency|
for the House of Commons
|Number of members||one|
|Replaced by||Liverpool Mossley Hill and Liverpool Riverside|
|Created from||Liverpool East Toxteth and Liverpool West Toxteth|
The constituency was named after the Toxteth district, in the south inner-city area of Liverpool. The city is in the south west of the historic county of Lancashire. It is now part of the Metropolitan county of Merseyside and the North West of England region.
The constituency comprised the following wards of Liverpool.
- 1950–1955: Dingle, Princes Park, Sefton Park East, and Sefton Park West. Dingle and Princes Park had formed part of the old West Toxteth division, whilst the two Sefton Park wards were transferred from the old East Toxteth.
- 1955–1974: Arundel, Dingle, Princes Park, and St Michael's.
- 1974–1983: Arundel, Dingle, Granby, Princes Park, and St Michael's.
From the 1983 United Kingdom general election the constituency was abolished. Its territory contributed 53.1% of the new constituency of Liverpool Riverside and 8.6% of Liverpool Mossley Hill. Liverpool Riverside broadly combined the old Scotland Exchange and Toxteth divisions. Scotland Exchange itself was a 1974 amalgamation of two earlier constituencies. This was a result of the long term decline in the population of inner city Liverpool in the latter part of the twentieth century.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 1950s
|Conservative win (new seat)|
|Labour Co-op||William E. Lawn||19,620||45.8||+2.3|
|Labour Co-op||William E. Lawn||16,037||43.8||−2.0|
|Labour||William H. Sefton||15,660||44.4||+0.6|
Elections in the 1960s
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+10.0|
|Conservative||Brian Mervyn Keefe||12,643||43.4||−2.2|
Elections in the 1970s
|Conservative||Brian Mervyn Keefe||12,820||45.6||+2.2|
|Workers Revolutionary||William Hunter||263||0.9||New|
|Liberal||David Loughlin Mahon||3,176||11.8||−10.4|
|Workers Revolutionary||John Samuel Dillon||365||1.4||+0.5|
|Conservative||Anthony Wilson Shone||8,690||32.1||+2.1|
|Liberal||Christine Ruth Addison||3,206||11.8||0.0|
|Socialist Unity||Paul Adams||238||0.9||New|
|Workers Revolutionary||Delores Elliot||148||0.6||−0.8|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1951.
- The Times' Guide to the House of Commons. 1955.
- Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
- British Parliamentary Constituencies: A Statistical Compendium, by Ivor Crewe and Anthony Fox (Faber and Faber 1984)
- British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1973, compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Research Services 1983)
- Who's Who of British Members of Parliament, Volume IV 1945-1979, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (Harvester Press 1981)