Warrington North: New Boundaries 2018 Calculation

Warrington North: Overview

 Projection: LAB seat 

Implied MP at 2017: Helen Jones  (LAB)
County/Area: Cheshire (North West)
Electorate: 76,183
Turnout: 69.9%

 Implied 2017 VotesImplied 2017 Share
LAB30,53557.4%
CON19,07535.8%
UKIP1,5622.9%
LIB1,3722.6%
Green6191.2%
OTH650.1%
LAB Majority11,46021.5%

See overview of other seats in North West.

Warrington North : Political and Demographic indicators

The table below shows some political and demographic numerical indicators for the new Warrington North constituency, the 'North West' area and nation.

The political measures include the Left/Right and International/National axes (what does this mean).

The demographic measures are from the 2011 Census and include categories relating to national identity, economic activity, health and education. These categories are those which have the most relevance to political attitudes.

IndicatorSeatNorth WestAll GB
Party WinnerLABLABCON
Economic Position7° Left6° Left
National Position7° Nat2° Nat1° Int
EU Leave %61%54%52%
British Identity31%28%29%
Good Health52%46%48%
UK Born91%92%88%
Good Education47%37%39%
Good Job59%49%51%
High SEC61%48%51%
Average Age49.548.648.5
ABC1 Class63%50%53%

Warrington North ranks #124 for "Leave", #455 for "Right" and #194 for "National" out of 600 new seats.

Indicators: Legend and Descriptions

Indicators : Legend and Descriptions

The colour scheme used in the table above is explained in the legend table below. The eight census indicators (British Identity, Good Health, UK Born, Good Education, Good Job, High SEC, Average Age and AB1 Class) all use the same 'Census' colour scheme indicating whether the area's level is above or below the national average.

TopicCat 1Cat 2Cat 3Cat 4Cat 5
Economic PositionVery LeftLeftCentristRightVery Right
National PositionVery IntInternationalCentristNationalVery Nat
EU Leave %Very RemainRemainBalancedLeaveVery Leave
CensusVery LowLowMediumHighVery High

Indicator definitions are given in terms of political data definitions or census categories:

IndicatorCensus
Question
Definition / Included Census Categories
Party WinnerArea party winner : actual election result or projected by Electoral Calculus
Economic PositionEconomic position between 100° Left and 100° Right, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
National PositionNational position between 100° International and 100° National, estimated by Electoral Calculus from political and demographic data.
EU Leave %EU Referendum vote share for 'Leave' : actual result or estimate
British IdentityNational Identity (KS202)Those answering British, British-Other, or Scottish-British
Good HealthHealth (KS301)Those answering 'Very Good Health'
UK BornCountry of Birth (QS203)Those answering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, GB Other, or UK Other
Good EducationHighest level of Qualification (QS501)Level 3 (A-level equivalent) or Level 4+ (degree equivalent)
Good JobOccupation (QS606)Occupation codes 1xx to 4xx (Managers, Professionals, Associates, and office workers)
High SECNS-SeC of Household Reference Person (QS609)National Statistics Socio-economic Classification from 1 to 4 (higher managers and professionals, lower managers and professionals, intermediate occupations, small employers and self-employed).
Average AgeAge (QS103)Average age of adults (18 years and above)
ABC1 ClassApproximated Social Grade (QS611)Approximated social grades A, B and C1

Warrington North: Map

Boundary Lines courtesy of Ordnance Survey OpenData © Crown copyright 2015

Introduction

This page shows the detail of the calculations performed to estimate the general election result for 2017 had the new boundaries for Warrington North been in force at that time. The basic idea of the calculation is to look at the district council wards which make up the new seat, and estimate how they voted in 2017. This estimate is based on the recent local election results in those wards, with adjustments made to allow for different turnouts and different voting patterns for local and general elections.

In many cases, wards are divided between several old constituencies or between new constituencies. So the same ward may be shown more than once, but the electorate shown will reflect that ward sub-section.

Election results from a recent local election are given. This is usually the local election closest to 2015 from the period 2012-2015. For multiple-member wards, the votes shown are the sum of the votes cast for all candidates of each party. A negative number indicates candidate(s) elected unopposed.

Calculation method

There are two problems with using the raw (actual) local election results to imply general election results ward-by-ward. Firstly, turnout can be different between local and general elections, which means that the total number of local votes cast does not equal the number of votes cast in each old seat at the general election. To correct for this, we adjust the local votes to match the general election turnout. Each ward's result is scaled, whilst keeping constant the percentage support for each party, so that the total turnout adds up to the old seat's general election turnout. All wards in the old seat are assumed to have the same percentage turnout.

Secondly, even though we now have the correct number of votes in the old seat, the party totals will not match the general election result. Some parties do better at the local election than the general election, and others do vice versa. We call these strong and weak parties respectively. The next step is to transfer votes from strong parties to weak parties. This is done by taking votes proportionally away from strong parties and putting them in a transfer pool. For instance if a party got 12,500 local votes, but only 10,000 general election votes, it will lose 20% over all the wards. These votes in each ward will be put in the ward's transfer pool and allocated to the weak parties. Weak parties will get votes transferred to them in proportion to the votes they need over the old seat. For instance, if two weak parties need 4,000 and 1,000 votes respectively, the first party will get 80% of each ward's transfer pool and the second party will get 20% of each ward's transfer pool. The transfer of votes between parties is done using the Electoral Calculus Transition Model.

More details of the calculation formulas are available.

List of old seats forming part of Warrington North

The old seat(s) needed are:

Old seat: Warrington North

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Warrington North, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Warrington NorthTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
WarringtonBirchwood8,095Warrington North2,0912,964771441770005,453
WarringtonBurtonwood and Winwick4,809Warrington North1,2881,864523250003,241
WarringtonCulcheth, Glazebury and Croft8,839Warrington North3,2562,46816829330005,954
WarringtonFairfield and Howley9,809Warrington North1,8634,0871062882640006,608
WarringtonOrford8,103Warrington North1,2373,785152264220005,460
WarringtonPoplars and Hulme7,963Warrington North1,4643,61543221220005,365
WarringtonPoulton North7,737Warrington North1,6443,119200205440005,212
WarringtonPoulton South4,901Warrington North1,3561,72263149110003,301
WarringtonRixton and Woolston6,896Warrington North2,0452,308108165200004,646
WarringtonWestbrook4,864Warrington North1,5301,42323865210003,277
 Total72,016 17,77427,3551,2071,56261900048,517

The full details of these calculations are given on the Warrington North seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

Old seat: Warrington South

The table shows the transfer-adjusted results for each ward in the old seat of Warrington South, as well as showing which new seat each ward is in.

Old seat: Warrington SouthTransfer-adjusted Results
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
New SeatCON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
WarringtonAppleton8,515Warrington South3,8521,61658500001046,157
WarringtonBewsey and Whitecross9,890Warrington South1,8734,88522700001667,151
WarringtonGrappenhall and Thelwall7,736Warrington South2,8982,1174840000945,593
WarringtonGreat Sankey North5,122Warrington South1,5171,9881360000633,704
WarringtonGreat Sankey South8,483Warrington South2,2793,43021600002086,133
WarringtonHatton, Stretton and Walton2,482Warrington South1,137569710000171,794
WarringtonLatchford East6,517Warrington North1,3013,1801650000654,711
WarringtonLatchford West5,424Warrington South1,4702,22112900001013,921
WarringtonLymm9,897Warrington South4,0642,44153500001147,154
WarringtonPenketh and Cuerdley6,798Warrington South2,1202,642930000594,914
WarringtonStockton Heath5,142Warrington South1,9431,4452740000563,718
WarringtonWhittle Hall9,749Warrington South2,9913,45942600001717,047
 Total85,755 27,44529,9933,34100001,21861,997

The full details of these calculations are given on the Warrington South seat details page. Click on "Show workings".

New seat: Warrington North

The new seat of Warrington North is made up of the following wards, with the transfer-adjusted votes shown.

New seat: Warrington North
DistrictWardElectorate
2017
Old Seat CON
Votes
LAB
Votes
LIB
Votes
UKIP
Votes
Green
Votes
NAT
Votes
MIN
Votes
OTH
Votes
Total
Votes
WarringtonBirchwood7,995Warrington North2,0912,964771441770005,453
WarringtonBurtonwood and Winwick4,993Warrington North1,2881,864523250003,241
WarringtonCulcheth, Glazebury and Croft8,561Warrington North3,2562,46816829330005,954
WarringtonFairfield and Howley8,987Warrington North1,8634,0871062882640006,608
WarringtonLatchford East6,148Warrington South1,3013,1801650000654,711
WarringtonOrford7,435Warrington North1,2373,785152264220005,460
WarringtonPoplars and Hulme7,342Warrington North1,4643,61543221220005,365
WarringtonPoulton North7,256Warrington North1,6443,119200205440005,212
WarringtonPoulton South5,187Warrington North1,3561,72263149110003,301
WarringtonRixton and Woolston7,283Warrington North2,0452,308108165200004,646
WarringtonWestbrook4,996Warrington North1,5301,42323865210003,277
 Total76,183 19,07530,5351,3721,562619006553,228

And these are the implied results for 2017 for the new seat of Warrington North.


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