Worsley (UK Parliament constituency)
|Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Worsley in Greater Manchester for the 2005 general election.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Number of members||One|
|Replaced by||Worsley and Eccles South|
Worsley was a parliamentary 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.
1983-1997: The City of Salford wards of Cadishead, Irlam, Little Hulton, Walkden North, Walkden South, and Worsley and Boothstown; and the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan wards of Bedford-Astley and Tyldesley East.
1997-2010: The City of Salford wards of Little Hulton, Walkden North, Walkden South, and Worsley and Boothstown; and the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan wards of Bedford-Astley, Hindsford, and Tyldesley East.
The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the seats of Leigh, Newton and Farnworth. This was a safe Labour seat including mostly working-class areas from the boroughs of Salford and Wigan, including Walkden, Little Hulton, Astley and Irlam. The only Tory areas of strength here ironically were Worsley itself and Boothstown.
Following its review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that Worsley be merged into a new constituency of Worsley and Eccles South. That constituency was first fought at the 2010 general election.
The previous link between Salford and Wigan for parliamentary purposes has been broken, hence the requirement to alter the existing Worsley seat.
Members of Parliament
|2010||constituency abolished: see Worsley and Eccles South|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Worsley|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard M. Clayton||6,902||18.7||+1.2|
|General Election 2001: Worsley|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Mark Bleakley||6,188||17.5||+3.9|
|Socialist Labour||Mrs. Dorothy Edna Entwistle||576||1.6||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Worsley|
|Conservative||Damien R.L. Garrido||11,342||24.2||−10.4|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert Mark Bleakley||6,356||13.6||+2.0|
|General Election 1992: Worsley|
|Conservative||Neil St. C. Cameron||19,406||34.6||−0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Robert D. Boyd||6,490||11.6||−5.3|
|Green||Philip J. Connolly||677||1.2||N/A|
|Natural Law||Gregg D. Phillips||176||0.3||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|General Election 1987: Worsley|
|Conservative||Mrs. Veronica Horman||19,820||35.1||+2.5|
|Liberal||David Allan Cowpe||9,507||16.8||−10.3|
|General Election 1983: Worsley|
|Social Democratic||John Roper||14,545||27.1||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.