List of Parliamentary constituencies and Members of Parliament in Greater Manchester

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The ceremonial and metropolitan county of Greater Manchester is divided into 27 Parliamentary constituencies - 16 Borough constituencies and 11 County constituencies.

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   Green   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   UKIP


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Altrincham and Sale West BC 71,511 13,290   Graham Brady   James Wright
Ashton-under-Lyne BC 68,343 10,756   Angela Rayner   Tracy Sutton
Blackley and Broughton BC 71,913 16,874   Graham Stringer   Martin Power
Bolton North East BC 67,895 4,377   David Crausby   James Daly
Bolton South East BC 69,687 10,928   Yasmin Qureshi   Jeff Armstrong
Bolton West CC 72,719 801   Chris Green   Julie Hilling
Bury North BC 67,590 378   David Nuttall   James Frith
Bury South BC 73,887 4,922   Ivan Lewis   Daniel Critchlow
Cheadle BC 73,239 6,453   Mary Robinson   Mark Hunter
Denton and Reddish BC 66,141 10,511   Andrew Gwynne   Lana Hempsall
Hazel Grove CC 63,098 6,552   William Wragg   Lisa Smart
Heywood and Middleton CC 79,989 3,299   Liz McInnes   John Bickley
Leigh CC 75,907 14,096   Andy Burnham   Louisa Townson
Makerfield CC 74,320 13,155   Yvonne Fovargue   Andrew Collinson
Manchester, Central BC 86,078 21,639   Lucy Powell   Xingang Wang
Manchester, Gorton BC 72,992 24,079 Vacant **
Manchester, Withington BC 74,102 14,873   Jeff Smith   John Leech
Oldham East and Saddleworth CC 71,781 6,002   Debbie Abrahams   Sajjad Hussain
Oldham West and Royton CC 72,402 14,738   Jim McMahon   Francis Arbour
Rochdale CC 79,170 12,442   Simon Danczuk *   Mohammed Masud
Salford and Eccles BC 74,291 12,541   Rebecca Long-Bailey   Greg Downes
Stalybridge and Hyde CC 71,357 6,686   Jonathan Reynolds   Martin Riley
Stockport BC 63,931 10,061   Ann Coffey   Daniel Hamilton
Stretford and Urmston BC 69,026 11,685   Kate Green   Lisa Cooke
Wigan CC 75,990 14,236   Lisa Nandy   Caroline Kerswell
Worsley and Eccles South CC 72,177 5,946   Barbara Keeley   Iain Lindley
Wythenshawe and Sale East BC 75,994 10,569   Mike Kane   Fiona Green

* Following his suspension from the Labour Party, Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale, is currently sitting as an independent.


** Following Sir Gerald Kaufman's death, the seat of Manchester Gorton is now vacant. There was to be a by-election in the constituency held on the same day as the Manchester Mayoral Election, May 4th, but this was cancelled after the 2017 general election was called.[1]

Boundary changes made for 2010[edit]

The Boundary Commission for England recommended that the county should be divided into 27 constituencies for implementation at the 2010 general election.

Former name Former boundaries Former name
  1. Altrincham and Sale West BC
  2. Ashton under Lyne BC
  3. Bolton North East BC
  4. Bolton South East BC
  5. Bolton West CC
  6. Bury North BC
  7. Bury South BC
  8. Cheadle BC
  9. Denton and Reddish BC
  10. Eccles BC
  11. Hazel Grove CC
  12. Heywood and Middleton CC
  13. Leigh CC
  14. Makerfield CC
Former parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester
  1. Manchester, Blackley BC
  2. Manchester Central BC
  3. Manchester, Gorton BC
  4. Manchester, Withington BC
  5. Oldham East and Saddleworth CC
  6. Oldham West and Royton BC
  7. Rochdale CC
  8. Salford BC
  9. Stalybridge and Hyde CC
  10. Stockport BC
  11. Stretford and Urmston BC
  12. Wigan CC
  13. Worsley CC
  14. Wythenshawe and Sale East BC

The constituencies were allocated to boroughs or groups of boroughs as follows:

Current name Current boundaries Current name
  1. Altrincham and Sale West BC
  2. Ashton-under-Lyne BC
  3. Blackley and Broughton BC
  4. Bolton North East BC
  5. Bolton South East BC
  6. Bolton West CC
  7. Bury North BC
  8. Bury South BC
  9. Cheadle BC
  10. Denton and Reddish BC
  11. Hazel Grove CC
  12. Heywood and Middleton CC
  13. Leigh CC
  14. Makerfield CC
Current parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester
  1. Manchester Central BC
  2. Manchester, Gorton BC
  3. Manchester, Withington BC
  4. Oldham East and Saddleworth CC
  5. Oldham West and Royton CC
  6. Rochdale CC
  7. Salford and Eccles BC
  8. Stalybridge and Hyde CC
  9. Stockport BC
  10. Stretford and Urmston BC
  11. Wigan CC
  12. Worsley and Eccles South CC
  13. Wythenshawe and Sale East BC

Results[edit]

2005 2010 2015
GreaterManchesterParliamentaryConstituency2005Results.svg GreaterManchesterParliamentaryConstituency2010Results.svg GreaterManchesterParliamentaryConstituency2015Results.jpg

Changes proposed in 2016[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies published in 2016 the Boundary Commission for England has proposed the following constituencies.[2]

List of MPs[edit]

Historical representation by party[edit]

  Conservative   Independent Labour   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 1987 88 1992 95 96 1997 99 2001 2005 05 2010 11 12 14 2015 15 17
Eccles Carter-Jones Lestor Stewart
Denton and Reddish Bennett Gwynne
Bolton South East Young Iddon Qureshi
Ashton-under-Lyne Sheldon Heyes Rayner
Heywood and Middleton Callaghan Dobbin McInnes
Leigh Cunliffe Burnham
Makerfield McGuire McCartney Fovargue
Manchester Blackley / Blackley and Broughton (2010) Eastham Stringer
Manchester Central Litherland Lloyd Powell
Manchester Gorton Kaufman
Oldham Central and Royton / Oldham East and Saddleworth (1997) Lamond Davies Woolas Abrahams
Oldham West / Oldham West and Royton (1997) Meacher McMahon
Rochdale Smith --> Lynne Fitzsimons Rowen Danczuk -->
Salford East / Salford (1997) / Salford and Eccles (2010) Orme Blears Long-Bailey
Stalybridge and Hyde Pendry Purnell Reynolds
Stretford / Stretford and Urmston (1997) Lloyd Hughes Green
Wigan Stott Turner Nandy
Worsley / Worsley and Eccles South (2010) Lewis Keeley
Manchester Wythenshawe / Wythenshawe and Sale East (1997) Morris Goggins Kane
Manchester Withington Silvester Bradley Leech Smith
Stockport Favell Coffey
Bolton North East Thurnham --> Crausby
Bury South Sumberg Lewis
Bolton West Sackville Kelly Hilling Green
Bury North Burt Chaytor Nuttall
Hazel Grove Arnold Stunell Wragg
Cheadle Normanton Day Calton Hunter Robinson
Altrincham and Sale / Altrincham and Sale West (1997) Montgomery Brady
Davyhulme Churchill
Littleborough and Saddleworth Dickens Davies
Constituency 1983 1987 88 1992 95 96 1997 99 2001 2005 05 2010 11 12 14 2015 15 17

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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