Knowsley North and Sefton East (UK Parliament constituency)
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|Knowsley North and Sefton East|
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Knowsley North and Sefton East in Merseyside for the 2005 general election.
Location of Merseyside within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Knowsley, Sefton Central|
Knowsley North and Sefton East was a county 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.
A primarily working-class industrial region, the seat was traditionally one of the strongest Labour-held seats in the country. The original Knowsley North constituency gained several wards from Crosby as a result of boundary changes in 1995. The constituency was represented throughout its existence by George Howarth (Labour), who had held the previous Knowsley North constituency from 1986.
The Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley wards of Cantril Farm, Cherryfield, Kirkby Central, Knowsley Park, Northwood, Park, Tower Hill, and Whitefield; and the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton wards of Molyneux, Park, and Sudell.
It was bordered in the south by Knowsley South; in the west by Crosby; in the north by West Lancashire; in the southwest by Liverpool Walton, Liverpool West Derby, and Bootle and in the east by St Helens North and St Helens South.
Following decisions by the Boundary Commission for England, Knowsley North and Sefton East was abolished for the 2010 general election. This seat formed a small part of a new Knowsley seat, with the Crosby, Maghull and Formby elements moving into a new Sefton Central constituency.
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency abolished: see Knowsley and Sefton Central|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Knowsley North and Sefton East|
|Liberal Democrat||Flo Clucas||7,192||19.4||+5.6|
|Socialist Labour||Stephen Whatham||464||1.3||-0.2|
|General Election 2001: Knowsley North and Sefton East|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Roberts||5,173||13.8||+2.7|
|Socialist Labour||Ronald Waugh||574||1.5||-0.2|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Knowsley North and Sefton East|
|Liberal Democrat||David Bamber||5,499||11.1||N/A|
|Socialist Labour||Chris Jones||857||1.7||N/A|