Widnes (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency|
|for the House of Commons|
|Number of members||one|
Widnes was a county constituency in England, based on the town of Widnes, in Lancashire. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.
The constituency was formed as a division of the Parliamentary county of Lancashire in 1885, including Allerton, Cronton, Ditton, Garston, Hale, Halewood, Huyton with Roby, Little Woolton, Much Woolton, Speke, Tarbock, Whiston and Widnes.
In 1918 it was redefined to cover the municipal borough of Widnes, along with the urban districts of Huyton with Roby and the Whiston Rural District. The two urban districts and part of the rural district became part of a new Huyton constituency in 1950, with Widnes retaining the borough and the remainder of the rural district. It remained unchanged in 1974. In 1983 Widnes constituency was abolished and replaced by Halton constituency.
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- Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Volume 2
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
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