List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire

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The ceremonial county of Cheshire (which includes the areas of the Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington unitary authorities) is divided into 11 Parliamentary constituencies. The 2 divisions of Warrington are Borough constituencies, with the remaining 9 being County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Electoral wards[1][2] Map
City of Chester CC 74,485 93   Chris Matheson   Stephen Mosley Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Blacon Hall, Blacon Lodge, Boughton, Boughton Heath, Christleton, City & St Anne’s, College, Curzon & Westminster, Dodleston, Handbridge & St Mary’s, Hoole All Saints, Hoole Groves, Huntington, Lache Park, Mollington, Newton Brook, Newton St Michaels, Saughall, Upton Grange, Upton Westlea, Vicars Cross.
Congleton CC 72,503 16,773   Fiona Bruce   Darren Price‡ Cheshire East Borough Council: Alsager Central, Alsager East, Alsager West, Astbury, Brereton, Buglawton, Congleton Central, Congleton North, Congleton North West, Congleton South, Congleton West, Dane Valley, Holmes Chapel, Lawton, Middlewich Cledford, Middlewich Kinderton, Odd Rode, Sandbach East, Sandbach North, Sandbach West.
Crewe and Nantwich CC 74,169 3,620   Edward Timpson   Adrian Heald‡ Cheshire East Borough Council: Alexandra, Barony Weaver, Birchin, Coppenhall, Delamere, Englesea, Grosvenor, Haslington, Leighton, Maw Green, St Barnabas, St John’s, St Mary’s, Shavington, Valley, Waldron, Wellington, Wells Green, Willaston, Wistaston Green, Wybunbury.
Eddisbury CC 68,569 12,974   Antoinette Sandbach   James Laing‡ Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Barrow, Cuddington & Oakmere, Davenham & Moulton, Farndon, Kelsall, Malpas, Mara, Tarporley & Oulton, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, Waverton, Winsford Dene, Winsford Gravel, Winsford Over, Winsford Swanlow, Winsford Verdin, Winsford Wharton. Cheshire East Borough Council: Acton, Audlem, Bunbury, Minshull, Peckforton, Wrenbury.
Ellesmere Port and Neston CC 69,223 6,275   Justin Madders   Katherine Fletcher† Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Barrow, Burton & Ness, Central, Farndon, Grange, Groves, Kelsall, Ledsham, Little Neston, Malpas, Neston, Parkgate, Pooltown, Rivacre, Riverside, Rossmore, Stanlow & Wolverham, Strawberry Fields, Sutton, Sutton Green & Manor, Westminster, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, Waverton, Whitby, Willaston & Thornton.
Halton CC 72,818 20,285   Derek Twigg   Matthew Lloyd† Halton Borough Council: Appleton, Birchfield, Broadheath, Castlefields, Ditton, Farnworth, Grange, Hale, Halton Brook, Halton View, Heath, Hough Green, Kingsway, Mersey, Riverside.
Macclesfield CC 71,712 14,811   David Rutley   Tim Roca‡ Cheshire East Borough Council: Bollington Central, Bollington East, Bollington West, Disley & Lyme Handley, Gawsworth, Henbury, Macclesfield Bollinbrook, Macclesfield Broken Cross, Macclesfield Central, Macclesfield East, Macclesfield Hurdsfield, Macclesfield Ivy, Macclesfield Ryles, Macclesfield South, Macclesfield Tytherington, Macclesfield West, Poynton Central, Poynton East, Poynton West, Prestbury, Rainow, Sutton.
Tatton CC 65,004 18,241   George Osborne   David Pinto-Duschinsky‡ Cheshire East Borough Council: Alderley Edge, Chelford, Dean Row, Fulshaw, Handforth, High Legh, Hough, Knutsford Bexton, Knutsford Nether, Knutsford Norbury Booths, Knutsford Over, Lacey Green, Mere, Mobberley, Morley & Styal, Plumley. Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Barnton, Cogshall, Lostock & Wincham, Rudheath & South Witton, Seven Oaks & Marston, Shakerley.
Warrington North BC 72,104 8,923   Helen Jones   Richard Short† Warrington Borough Council: Birchwood, Burtonwood and Winwick, Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft, Fairfield and Howley, Orford, Poplars and Hulme, Poulton North, Poulton South, Rixton and Woolston, Westbrook.
Warrington South BC 84,767 2,750   David Mowat   Nick Bent‡ Warrington Borough Council: Appleton, Bewsey and Whitecross, Grappenhall and Thelwall, Great Sankey North, Great Sankey South, Hatton, Stretton and Walton, Latchford East,Latchford West, Lymm, Penketh and Cuerdley, Stockton Heath, Whittle Hall.
Weaver Vale CC 68,407 806   Graham Evans†   Julia Tickridge‡ Halton Borough Council: Beechwood, Daresbury, Halton Lea, Norton North, Norton South, Windmill Hill. Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Forest, Frodsham North, Frodsham South, Hartford & Whitegate, Helsby, Kingsley, Leftwich & Kingsmead, Milton Weaver, Northwich Castle, Northwich Winnington, Northwich Witton, Weaverham.

Boundary changes[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation by the Boundary Commission for England, these 11 constituencies were retained with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes were implemented at the United Kingdom general election, 2010.

Name Pre-2010 Boundaries Post-2010 Boundaries
  1. City of Chester CC
  2. Congleton CC
  3. Crewe and Nantwich CC
  4. Eddisbury CC
  5. Ellesmere Port and Neston CC
  6. Halton CC
  7. Macclesfield CC
  8. Tatton CC
  9. Warrington North BC
  10. Warrington South BC
  11. Weaver Vale CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire
Proposed Revision

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015
CheshireParliamentaryConstituency2005Results.svg CheshireParliamentaryConstituency2010Results.svg Cheshire 2015 general election results.svg

The total number of votes cast for each political party or individual candidate who fielded candidates in constituencies within Cheshire at the 2010 general election was as follows;

Conservative 211,043 (40.7%), Labour 168,072 (32.5%), Liberal Democrat 109,601 (21.2%), UK Independence Party 13,654 (2.6%), Independents 5,632 (1.1%), British National Party 3,669 (0.7%), Green Party 2,787 (0.5%), The Macclesfield Independent 2,590 (0.5%), English Democrats 594 (0.1%), The True English (Poetry) Party 298 (0.1%). Total votes: 517,940

Historical representation by party[edit]

1885 to 1918[edit]

Constituency 1885 86 1886 87 1892 93 94 1895 1900 05 1906 Jan 1910 10 Dec 1910 12 13 16
Altrincham J. Brooks W. Brooks Disraeli Crossley Kebty-Fletcher Hamilton
Birkenhead Hamley Keppel Lees Vivian Bigland
Chester Foster Yerburgh Mond Yerburgh Philipps
Crewe Latham McLaren Ward Tomkinson McLaren Craig
Eddisbury Tollemache Stanley Barnston
Hyde Ashton Sidebotham Chapman Schwann Neilson Jacobsen
Knutsford Egerton King Sykes
Macclesfield W. C. Brocklehurst Bromley-Davenport W. B. Brocklehurst
Northwich J. T. Brunner Verdin J. T. Brunner J. F. Brunner
Stalybridge Sidebottom Ridley Cheetham Wood
Stockport Jennings Whiteley Leigh Duckworth Hughes
Tipping Gedge Leigh Melville Wardle
Wirral Cotton-Jodrell Hoult Lever Stewart

1918 to 1950[edit]

Constituency 1918 20 1922 1923 1924 25 1929 1931 33 1935 37 39 40 42 43 44 45 1945
Altrincham / Altrincham and Sale (1945) Hamilton Alstead Atkinson Grigg Erroll
Bucklow Shepherd
Birkenhead East Bigland White Stott White Soskice
Birkenhead West Grayson Stott Egan Nuttall Egan Allen Collick
Chester Philipps Cayzer Nield
Crewe Davies Hemmerde Craig Bowen Somervell Allen
Eddisbury Barnston Russell --> Loverseed --> --> Barlow
Knutsford Sykes Makins Bromley-Davenport
Macclesfield Remer Weston Harvey
Northwich Dewhurst Crichton-Stuart Foster
Stalybridge and Hyde Wood Rhodes Tattersall Wood Lawrie Hope Dunne Trevor-Cox Lang
Stockport Wardle Greenwood Townend Dower Gridley
Hughes Fildes Royle Hammersley Hulbert
Wallasey McDonald Chadwick Moore-Brabazon Reakes Marples
Wirral Stewart Dodds Grace Clayton Graham Lloyd

1950 to 1983[edit]

Constituency 1950 1951 55 1955 56 1959 1964 65 1966 1970 71 Feb 1974 Oct 1974 76 79 1979 81 Destination
Altrincham and Sale Erroll Barber Montgomery Manchester
Bebington / & Ellesmere Port (1974) Oakshott Howe Brooks Cockeram Bates Porter Cheshire
Birkenhead Collick Dell Field Merseyside
Cheadle Shepherd Winstanley Normanton Manchester
Chester Nield Temple Morrison Cheshire
Crewe Allen Dunwoody Cheshire
Hazel Grove Winstanley Arnold Manchester
Knutsford Bromley-Davenport Davies Bruce-Gardyne Cheshire
Macclesfield Harvey Winterton Cheshire
Nantwich Grant-Ferris Cockcroft Bonsor Cheshire
Northwich Foster Goodlad Cheshire
Runcorn Vosper Carlisle Cheshire
Stalybridge and Hyde Lang Blackburn Pendry Manchester
Stockport North Hulbert Gregory Owen Bennett Manchester
Stockport South Gridley Steward Orbach McNally --> Manchester
Wallasey Marples Chalker Merseyside
Wirral Lloyd --> Hunt Merseyside

1983 to present[edit]

Constituency 1983 1987 1992 1997 99 2001 2005 08 2010 2015
City of Chester Morrison Brandreth Russell Mosley Matheson
Congleton Winterton Bruce
Crewe and Nantwich Dunwoody Timpson
Eddisbury Goodlad O'Brien Sandbach
Ellesmere Port and Neston Woodcock Miller Madders
Halton Oakes Twigg
Macclesfield Winterton Rutley
Tatton Hamilton Bell Osborne
Warrington North Hoyle Jones
Warrington South Carlisle Butler Hall Southworth Mowat
Weaver Vale Hall Evans

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.

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