List of Parliamentary constituencies in Merseyside

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The county of Merseyside created in 1974 has 15 Parliamentary constituencies — (sub-classified into 12 of borough type and three of county status affecting the level of expenses permitted and status of returning officer). The area, centred on its largest city of Liverpool, has since that year elected a majority of Labour Party MPs moreover since 1997 at least 13 of 15 seats have been held or won by the party at each general election. The two other largest parties nationally in England have to date won intermittently in the two larger seats within the four in the Wirral, the peninsular facing Liverpool, and best having alternately represented the seat centred on the coastal strip in and around the leisure resort of Southport. The latter town includes Birkdale and Ainsdale beach and has not since the seat was created in 1885 sided with the Labour Party. The bulk of seats especially towards the east and the centre of Liverpool have not sided with the Conservative Party since that party actively supported the National Labour Organisation (1931-1947).

Constituencies[edit]

  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   ‡ Independent   The Independent Group


Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Birkenhead BC 64,484 25,414   Frank Field   Stewart Gardiner†
Bootle BC 72,872 36,200   Peter Dowd   Charles Fifield†
Garston and Halewood BC 75,248 32,149   Maria Eagle   Adam Marsden†
Knowsley BC 81,760 42,214   George Howarth   James Spencer†
Liverpool, Riverside BC 76,332 35,947   Louise Ellman   Pamela Hall†
Liverpool, Walton BC 62,738 32,551   Dan Carden   Laura Evans†
Liverpool, Wavertree BC 62,411 29,466   Luciana Berger   Denise Haddad†
Liverpool, West Derby BC 65,164 32,908   Stephen Twigg   Paul Richardson†
Sefton Central CC 69,019 15,618   Bill Esterson   Jade Marsden†
Southport BC 69,400 2,914   Damien Moore   Liz Savage‡
St Helens North BC 76,088 18,406   Conor McGinn   Jackson Ng†
St Helens South and Whiston BC 79,036 24,343   Marie Rimmer   Ed McRandal†
Wallasey BC 67,454 23,320   Angela Eagle   Andy Livsey†
Wirral South CC 57,670 8,323   Alison McGovern   Adam Sykes†
Wirral West CC 55,995 5,365   Margaret Greenwood   Tony Caldeira†

Changes proposed for 2022[edit]

As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England proposed in 2018 the following seats for the Merseyside and Wirral regions:[1]

Results[edit]

Constituencies 1997–2010[edit]

  1. Birkenhead BC
  2. Bootle BC
  3. Crosby BC
  4. Knowsley North and Sefton East CC
  5. Knowsley South CC
  6. Liverpool, Garston BC
  7. Liverpool, Riverside BC
  8. Liverpool, Walton BC
  9. Liverpool, Wavertree BC
  10. Liverpool, West Derby BC
  11. St Helens North BC
  12. St Helens South BC
  13. Southport BC
  14. Wallasey BC
  15. Wirral South CC
  16. Wirral West CC

Historic representation by party[edit]

A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.

  Conservative   Independent   The Independent Group   Labour   Liberal   Liberal Democrats

Constituency 1983 86 1987 88 90 90 91 1992 97 1997 2001 2005 07 2010 2015 2017 18 19
Knowsley South Hughes O'Hara
Birkenhead Field
Bootle Roberts Carr Benton Dowd
Knowsley North / and Sefton East (1997) / Knowsley (2010) Kilroy-Silk Howarth
Liverpool Garston / Garston & Halewood (2010) Loyden M. Eagle
Liverpool Riverside Parry Ellman
Liverpool Walton Heffer Kilfoyle Rotheram Carden
Liverpool Broadgreen / Liverpool Wavertree (1997) Fields Kennedy Berger
Liverpool West Derby Wareing Twigg
St Helens North Evans Watts McGinn
St Helens South / and Whiston (2010) Bermingham Woodward Rimmer
Wallasey Chalker A. Eagle
Wirral South Porter Chapman McGovern
Crosby / Sefton Central (2010) Thornton Curtis-Thomas Esterson
Wirral West Hunt Hesford McVey Greenwood
Southport Percival Fearn Banks Fearn Pugh Moore
Liverpool Mossley Hill Alton

See also[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Final Recommendations - Volume 1 Boundary Commission for England