Garston and Halewood (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°21′29″N 2°52′12″W / 53.358°N 2.870°W / 53.358; -2.870
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Garston and Halewood
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Garston and Halewood in Merseyside
Outline map
Location of Merseyside within England
Electorate71,618 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsAllerton, Cressington, Garston, Halewood, Hunt's Cross
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentMaria Eagle (Labour Party (UK))
Created fromLiverpool Garston, Knowsley South

Garston and Halewood is a constituency[n 1] created in 2010 represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Maria Eagle of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Further to the completion of the 2023 Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, the seat will be abolished, with the majority (parts in the City of Liverpool) being included in the re-established constituency of Liverpool Garston, to be first contested at the next general election. Halewood will be included in the new constituency of Widnes and Halewood.[2]



The seat was created for the 2010 general election during the Boundary Commission for England's review of constituencies.

Political history

The 2015 re-election of frontbencher Maria Eagle (Lab) made the seat the 11th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[3]


Map of present boundaries

The City of Liverpool wards of Allerton and Hunts Cross, Belle Vale, Cressington, Speke-Garston, and Woolton, and the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley wards of Halewood North, Halewood South, and Halewood West. The boundaries have been drawn to date almost square, favouring neither riverside nor inland reach.

The constituency covers most of the previous Liverpool Garston (part of the city of Liverpool), together with the most southerly part of the borough of Knowsley (previously in the Knowsley South constituency).

Constituency profile[edit]

Aerial view of Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2005 and surrounding semi-urban land forming a southern minority of the seat

Two parts of the political division are green — land surrounding its airport (including the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty's archetypal Tudor Speke Hall and grounds) and in the north east, parts of Hough Green and Tarbock Green. The remainder is urban and forms the southern tip of the Merseyside metropolitan county (of mid-size among the 1974-enacted units). The constituency as drawn stretches along the most up-river part of the Mersey Estuary before its brief start between Cheshire and the remainder of its former county of Lancashire, on a near-flat riverside. The history of the City of Liverpool (right) bank of the Mersey witnessed in the late 20th century the ceasing of shipbuilding and a sharp decline in trade, rail distribution and manufacturing prompting mass unemployment. Its now-modest socially rented housing stock alleviated overcrowding of Liverpool. The seat is centred approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) from the city centre. The constituency also includes Liverpool Airport

Deprivation is low for the metropolitan county and marginally higher than the region as a whole. As at the 2011 census 60% of housing was owner-occupied (compared to 64.5% in the North West of England region). At the same census 9.1% of households were deprived in three or the maximum of four dimensions measured by the ONS — in the region the figure is 7.0%.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5][6] Party
2010 Maria Eagle Labour


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Garston and Halewood[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Eagle 38,578 72.3 ―5.4
Conservative Neva Novaky 6,954 13.0 ―4.7
Liberal Democrats Kris Brown 3,324 6.2 +3.0
Brexit Party Jake Fraser 2,943 5.5 New
Green Jean-Paul Roberts 1,183 2.2 +0.8
Liberal Hazel Williams 344 0.6 New
Majority 31,624 59.3 ―0.7
Turnout 53,326 70.1 ―1.4
Labour hold Swing ―0.3
General election 2017: Garston and Halewood[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Eagle 41,599 77.7 +8.6
Conservative Adam Marsden 9,450 17.7 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Anna Martin 1,723 3.2 ―1.5
Green Lawrence Brown 750 1.4 ―2.1
Majority 32,149 60.0 +4.6
Turnout 53,665 71.5 +5.4
Labour hold Swing +2.2
General election 2015: Garston and Halewood[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Eagle 33,839 69.1 +9.6
Conservative Martin Williams 6,693 13.7 ―2.4
UKIP Carl Schears 4,482 9.2 +5.6
Liberal Democrats Anna Martin 2,279 4.7 ―15.4
Green Will Ward 1,690 3.5 New
Majority 27,146 55.4 +16.0
Turnout 48,983 66.1 +6.0
Labour hold Swing +6.0
General election 2010: Garston and Halewood[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maria Eagle* 25,493 59.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Paula Keaveney 8,616 20.1 ―9.9
Conservative Richard Downey 6,908 16.1 +6.3
UKIP Tony Hammond 1,540 3.6 +1.8
Respect Diana Raby 268 0.6 New
Majority 16,877 39.4 +11.5
Turnout 42,825 60.1 +6.8
Labour hold Swing ―5.7
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]


  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.


  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "The 2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in England – Volume one: Report – North West | Boundary Commission for England". Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Labour Members of Parliament 2015". UK Archived from the original on 29 September 2018.
  4. ^ Parish: Key Statistics: Population. Archived 11 February 2003 at the Wayback Machine (2011 census) Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)
  6. ^ "General Election Results from the Electoral Commission".
  7. ^ "Statement of persons nominated 2019".
  8. ^[bare URL DOX/DOCX file]
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Garston & Halewood". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.

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