Bootle general election 2024 results in full

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Before World War II, Bootle was regarded as a Conservative and Unionist stronghold - with the notable exception of Labour politician, John Kinley.

Mr Kinley was a well-known and popular figure in Bootle and plied his trade as a hairdresser before entering the world of politics. He became the first Labour MP to be elected in Bootle after winning the seat in 1929, but then lost the following two elections in 1931 and 1939 when the seat returned to the Conservative Party proper.

However, John Kinley was successful again in the first election after World War II and was returned to parliament with a thumping 58.6% majority. The constituency has remained a Labour stronghold ever since and is now regarded as one of the safest seats in the country.

Voter turnout is historically low in the constituency and there's only been three occasions since the 1980s when more than 50% of the electorate has voted.

Labour took the seat with six candidates standing in this election. You can follow the results live as they come in using our special election tool.