Worsley (UK Parliament constituency)

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Worsley
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Worsley in Greater Manchester for the 2005 general election.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
19832010
Number of members One
Replaced by Worsley and Eccles South
Created from Leigh
Newton
Farnworth

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.

Boundaries[edit]

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.

Boundary review[edit]

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[edit]

Election Member Party
1983 Terry Lewis Labour
2005 Barbara Keeley Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Worsley and Eccles South

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Keeley 18,859 51.0 −6.1
Conservative Graham Evans 9,491 25.7 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Richard M. Clayton 6,902 18.7 +1.2
UKIP Bernard Gill 1,694 4.6 N/A
Majority 9,368 25.4 −7.9
Turnout 36,946 53.1 +2.1
Labour hold Swing −4.0
General Election 2001: Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Lewis 20,193 57.1 −5.1
Conservative Tobias Ellwood 8,406 23.8 −0.5
Liberal Democrat Robert Mark Bleakley 6,188 17.5 +3.9
Socialist Labour Mrs. Dorothy Edna Entwistle 576 1.6 N/A
Majority 11,787 33.3
Turnout 35,363 51.0 −16.8
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Lewis 29,083 62.2 +9.8
Conservative Damien R.L. Garrido 11,342 24.2 −10.4
Liberal Democrat Robert Mark Bleakley 6,356 13.6 +2.0
Majority 17,741 37.9
Turnout 46,781 67.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992: Worsley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Lewis 29,418 52.4 +4.3
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
Majority 10,012 17.8 +4.8
Turnout 56,167 77.7 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +2.4

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Lewis 27,157 48.1 +7.8
Conservative Mrs. Veronica Horman 19,820 35.1 +2.5
Liberal D.A. Cowpe 9,507 16.8 −10.3
Majority 7,337 13.0
Turnout 56,484 77.2 +2.5
Labour hold Swing +2.7
General Election 1983: Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Lewis 21,675 40.3 N/A
Conservative Stanley Windle 17,536 32.6 N/A
Social Democrat John Roper 14,545 27.1 N/A
Majority 4,139 7.7 N/A
Turnout 53,756 74.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 

Coordinates: 53°31′N 2°25′W / 53.51°N 2.41°W / 53.51; -2.41