Little Altcar

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Little Altcar
Shops on Redgate, Little Altcar.jpg
Shops on Redgate, Little Altcar
Little Altcar is located in Merseyside
Little Altcar
Little Altcar
Location within Merseyside
Population910 (2011)
OS grid referenceSD301065
Civil parish
  • Little Altcar
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtL37
Dialling code01704
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°32′56″N 3°03′11″W / 53.549°N 3.053°W / 53.549; -3.053Coordinates: 53°32′56″N 3°03′11″W / 53.549°N 3.053°W / 53.549; -3.053

Little Altcar is a village and former civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton on Merseyside, within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire and on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain of England. The village has been absorbed into Formby. It had a population of 892 in the 2001 Census,[1] increasing to 910 at the 2011 Census.[2]


The name Altcar is Norse meaning 'marsh by the River Alt'.


From 1950 until 2010 the village and Civil parish of Little Altcar was within the boundaries of the Crosby constituency, whose MP from 1997 till 2010 was Claire Curtis-Thomas, a member of the Labour Party, prior to her election the Crosby seat was generally considered to be a safe Conservative Party stronghold with Tory MP's elected at every election barring the 1981 Crosby by-election where Shirley Williams of the Social Democratic Party was elected to represent the constituency. As a result of boundary revisions for the 2010 general election the Crosby constituency was abolished with its northern parts, including Little Altcar, being merged with the Eastern parts of Sefton that were formerly part of the Knowsley North and Sefton East constituency, to form the new constituency of Sefton Central, which is currently represented by the Labour Party MP Bill Esterson.

For elections to Sefton Council the village of Little Altcar is part of Ravenmeols electoral ward which has seven councillors, the recent election in May 2015 has resulted in an influx of Formby Residents Action Group representatives becoming the majority party.

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  1. ^ Cernsus 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Sefton Office for National Statistics, retrieved 23 August 2009
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 June 2011.

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