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Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and supporters celebrate being first past the post in the General Election in Sefton Central following the count at Aintree Racecourse.

Labour's Bill Esterson saw his majority increase to nearly 12,000 as he was re-elected to his seat in Sefton Central gaining an impressive 54% of the vote.

The landslide result for Labour saw Bill gain more than 6,000 votes on the result which saw him originally elected in 2010.

The results in full were:

        Bill Esterson - Labour - 26,359 (53.8%)
        Conservative - 14,513 (29.6%)
        UKIP - 4,879 (10%)
        Green - 1,184 (2.4%)

It was the first time that the Tory's share of the vote in Sefton Central, or the constituency's previous incarnation of Crosby, had dipped below 30%

Bill said he was overwhelmed by the level of support he and the Labour Party received from voters in the constituency.

Speaking immediately after the count, Bill said: "This is a fantastic result for Labour in Sefton Central. This result shows that the people in this constituency reject the Tory's slash and burn policies which have hit the poorest and most vulnerable hardest and led to services being cut that people rely on in this borough.

"Unfortunately that message wasn't echoed in other parts of the country and we now face five more years of the Tories in power with plans already in process to cut even further and inflict misery on millions of people. What we are facing is five more years of Tory cuts to Sefton's budget which has already been slashed by 47% since 2010.

"George Osborne has already stated that the cuts he will implement will be twice as deep and therefore twice as painful for our borough and the people who live here. Cuts that can only lead to even more services being axed.

"As MP for this constituency, I will fight to get a better deal for the people of Sefton Central and a better deal for our local authority. I will fight to defend our NHS from the Tory's privatisation agenda and I will battle for the abolition of the bedroom tax and for an end to the unfair, divisive and damaging policies of David Cameron and the Conservatives."

Bill thanked the people of Sefton Central for backing him.

The MP said: "It's been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as MP for Sefton Central over the last five years and I would like to thank the people of this constituency for returning me to serve as their MP.

"It is bound to be a harder task over the next five years with a re-invigorated Conservative Government hell-bent on wielding the axe, rewarding the wealthiest at the expense of ordinary working families, older people and the young right here in Sefton Central.

"This is a constituency that I love. I want the very best for the people who live here. I want the very best for the place where I am bringing up my family. I am immensely proud to be the Sefton Central MP. It is a role that is more than a job to me. This is about representing people in parliament and battling to get the best for this constituency and the people who live here.

"I will continue to do my very best for this constituency and I can promise everyone now that I will continue to fight for Sefton Central and the the interests of residents in each and every community in my constituency."



ELECTION RESULTS:

SEFTON CENTRAL

LABOUR – BILL ESTERSON  – 26,359
Conservative – 14,513
Ukip – 4,871
Lib Dem – 2,086
Green – 1,184

Turnout – 73.2%

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and supporters celebrate being first past the post in the General Election in Sefton Central following the count at Aintree Racecourse.

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and supporters celebrate being first past the post in the General Election in Sefton Central following the count at Aintree Racecourse.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and supporters celebrate being first past the post in the General Election in Sefton Central following the count at Aintree Racecourse.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and supporters celebrate being first past the post in the General Election in Sefton Central following the count at Aintree Racecourse.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and supporters celebrate being first past the post in the General Election in Sefton Central following the count at Aintree Racecourse.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and supporters celebrate being first past the post in the General Election in Sefton Central following the count at Aintree Racecourse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labour’s Bill Esterson gains 54% of the General Election vote in landslide victory for Sefton Central

Labour's Bill Esterson saw his majority increase to nearly 12,000 as he was re-elected to his seat in Sefton Central gaining an impressive 54% of the vote.

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Labour scored decisive election victories in East Sefton at last Thursday's elections not only returning Bill Esterson with a near 12,000 majority but also winning Sudell, Park and Molyneux Ward, regaining control of Maghull Town Council and taking control of Lydiate Parish Council for the first time ever.

In Sudell Ward, Labour's Patrick McKinley was returned by voters with a 2,520 majority.

In Park Ward, Labour's John Sayers was elected gaining 2,853 votes.

And in Molyneux Ward Labour won with a majority of 3523.

The election for Maghull Town Council saw Labour gain every seat up for grabs to regain control.

While in Lydiate Labour won all but three seats to take control of the parish council for the first time in its history.

Re-elected Sudell Ward Labour councillor and leader of Maghull Town Council, Cllr Patrick McKinley, said the victory was decisive for Labour throughout East Sefton.

Cllr McKinley said: "I am delighted to be re-elected for a second term as a councillor for Sudell Ward. I look foward to serving people over the next four years and being a pro-active advocate for the people of Maghull.

"What is equally important is the result for Maghull Town Council where we now have 15 Labour councillors. This reflects our dedication and commitment to local community politics.

"The scale of our victory demonstrates our dedication and commitment to locally based community development which over the past four years has seen us create pioneering initiatives in Maghull such as Maghull Radio Station and the apprenticeship programme, whilst simultaneously being a prudent council delivering value for money for the people of Maghull.

"I would like to thank everyone who voted for me and the Labour party in each of the elections last week."

Newly elected Park Ward Labour councillor John Sayers said he was delighted to be able to serve the people of Maghull and Lydiate.

Cllr Sayers said: "We live in fantastic communities here in Lydiate and Maghull. They are two communities I am proud to call home. so to be able to serve these communities is a great honour.

"I will ensure that Park Ward gets the representation we need in Sefton and make sure that the interests of our community is best served.

"The success in Park Ward, together with Labour's victories in Maghull Town Council, Lydiate Parish Council and the brilliant result for our MP Bill Esterson shows that the people in East Sefton reject the Tory Party and their destructive policies.

"I would personally like to thank everyone who voted for me and Labour last Thursday."

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson congratulated each of the councillors on their "fantastic results".

Bill said: "The results we saw in each of the wards in Sefton Central were astounding. We won seven out of the eight borough seats and came a very good second in the last.

"We regained control of Maghull Town Council gaining 15 of the 16 seats. For the first time ever Labour took control of Lydiate Parish Council. And we now even have Labour representation on Formby Parish Council.

"I wish the newly elected councillors the very best of luck.

"The next four years will be very difficult for them as they have to cope with even further cuts from this Tory Government. Cuts that will lead to the Tory axe falling on services that many people rely on.

"I will stand shoulder to shoulder with them to fight for each of our communities in Sefton Central and for the people who live here."

 
 

ELECTION RESULTS:

SEFTON CENTRAL

LABOUR – BILL ESTERSON  – 26,359
Conservative – 14,513
Lib Dem – 2,086
Green – 1,184
Ukip – 4,871

Turnout – 73.2%
 

SUDELL WARD

LABOUR – PATRICK McKINLEY  – 3,446
Conservative – 834
Lib Dem – 869
Green – 178
Ukip – 281
Other – 926

Turnout – 70.58%

 
PARK WARD

LABOUR – JOHN SAYERS – 2,853
Conservative – 943
Lib Dem – 2,026
Green – 201
Ukip – 747
Other – 1,219

Turnout – 72.54%
 

MOLYNEUX WARD

LABOUR – MARION ATKINSON – 4,637
Conservative – 958
Green – 349
Ukip – 1,114

Turnout – 71.07%

 



 

Decisive election victories in Maghull, Lydiate and whole of East Sefton for Labour

Labour scored decisive election victories in East Sefton at last Thursday's elections not only returning Bill Esterson with a near 12,000 majority but also winning Sudell, Park and Molyneux Ward,...

Ravenmeols Ward Labour councillors Tim Hale and Catie Page with Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson.

Labour secured decisive election victories in Formby and Ince Blundell at last Thursday's elections not only returning Bill Esterson with a near 12,000 majority but also winning both seats in Ravenmeols Ward and getting a Labour councillor on Formby Parish Council for the first time in its history.

In Ravenmeols Ward, Labour's Catie Page and Tim Hale were both elected gaining 2,273 votes and 2,202 votes respectively.

While Labour Frank Stinner gained a seat on Formby Parish Council with 2,211 votes.

Labour's Alf Doran came second in Harington Ward gaining an impressive 1,982 votes.

Re-elected Labour councillor Catie Page said the victory was decisive for Labour in Formby and Ince Blundell.

Cllr Page said: "I am delighted that I will be able to carry on helping residents and working on their behalf as councillor for Ravenmeols Ward.

"I will do my utmost to make sure that their views are heard and they get the representation they need on Sefton Council.

"Thank you to everyone in Formby and Ince Blundell who voted for me and for the Labour Party. I am there for all residents in our communities, whenever they may need me.

"I will continue to work hard on their behalf particularly now in respect to the vicious cuts that we already seen and the impending cuts which this Tory Government is already planning."

For newly elected Tim Hale, this is a return to Sefton politics having previously been the youngest councillor in Sefton when he was first elected in the 1990s.

Cllr Hale said: "It is 20 years since I was first elected to Sefton Council. It is a huge honour and thrill to return to represent my home town of Formby and Ince Blundell.

"I look forward to working with my council colleagues to represent the interests of all the people of Ravenmeols Ward. I thank them for voting for me and the Labour Party to represent them.

"We face many challenges over the coming years but I will use my role as councillor to do my best to ensure our local services are protected."

Labour's newly elected Formby Parish Councillor Frank Stinner said he is looking forward to working on the council.

Cllr Stinner said: "Formby Parish Council has done some very good work over the years, I am determined to contribute to that.

"I want to make sure that the community's interests are put above all else and the views of all residents are heard.

"It is a real honour for me to be elected in my home town and I thank everyone who voted for me and Labour last Thursday."

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson congratulated each of the councillors on their "fantastic results".

Bill said: "The results we saw in each of the wards in Sefton Central were astounding. We won seven out of the eight borough seats and came a very good second in the last.

"We regained control of Maghull Town Council gaining 15 of the 16 seats. For the first time ever Labour took control of Lydiate Parish Council. And we now even have Labour representation on Formby Parish Council.

"I wish the newly elected councillors the very best of luck.

"The next four years will be very difficult for them as they have to cope with even further cuts from this Tory Government. Cuts that will lead to the Tory axe falling on services that many people rely on.

"I will stand shoulder to shoulder with them to fight for each of our communities in Sefton Central and for the people who live here."



ELECTION RESULTS:

SEFTON CENTRAL

LABOUR – BILL ESTERSON  – 26,359
Conservative – 14,513
Ukip – 4,871
Lib Dem – 2,086
Green – 1,184

Turnout – 73.2%
 

RAVENMEOLS WARD

LABOUR – CATIE PAGE  – 2,273
LABOUR – TIM HALE  – 2,202
Frag – 1,927
Frag – 1,870
Conservative – 1,492
Conservative – 1,406
Green – 506
Green – 314

Turnout – 73.01%
 

HARINGTON WARD

Conservative – 2,639
LABOUR – ALF DORAN – 1,982
Frag – 1,658
Ukip - 639
Green – 399

Turnout – 75.73%

Labour secures decisive election victories in Formby and Ince Blundell

Labour secured decisive election victories in Formby and Ince Blundell at last Thursday's elections not only returning Bill Esterson with a near 12,000 majority but also winning both seats in...

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