Worsley and Eccles South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°30′34″N 2°23′09″W / 53.509560°N 2.385972°W / 53.509560; -2.385972

Worsley and Eccles South
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Worsley and Eccles South in Greater Manchester for the 2010 general election.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 73,409 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Barbara Keeley (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Worsley
Eccles
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Worsley and Eccles South is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is favourable mostly to the Labour Party, though it does contain two of the Conservatives' strongest wards in the City of Salford (Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook).

For seats before 2010, see Worsley and Eccles.

Boundaries[edit]

Following its 2006 review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of a modified Worsley constituency, incorporating a part of Eccles, to be called Worsley and Eccles South.[2]

The electoral wards included in the Worsley and Eccles South constituency are:

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Barbara Keeley Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2010: Worsley and Eccles South[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Keeley 17,892 42.9 -10.4
Conservative Iain Lindley 13,555 32.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrat Richard Gadsden 6,883 16.5 +3.6
UKIP Andrew Townsend 2,037 4.9 -1.2
English Democrats Paul Whitelegg 1,334 3.2 +3.2
Majority 4,337 10.4
Turnout 41,701 57.5 +3.2
Labour hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in Greater Manchester" (HTTP). Boundary Commission for England (North West). Government News Network. 2006-07-19. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Worsley & Eccles South". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07.