St Helens South and Whiston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°26′53″N 2°43′52″W / 53.448°N 2.731°W / 53.448; -2.731

St. Helens South and Whiston
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of St. Helens South and Whiston in Merseyside for the 2010 general election.
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Location of Merseyside within England.
County Merseyside
Electorate 78,612 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Marie Rimmer (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from St Helens South,
Knowsley South
European Parliament constituency North West England

St. Helens South and Whiston is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.


Following their review of parliamentary representation in Merseyside, the Boundary Commission for England created this new constituency. It replaced the St Helens South seat, covering the south of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, but also includes three wards from the Knowsley borough.

The electoral wards forming the new constituency are:

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
2010 Shaun Woodward Labour
2015 Marie Rimmer Labour


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: St Helens South and Whiston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie Rimmer 28,950 59.8 +6.9
Conservative Gillian Keegan 7,707 15.9 −1.9
UKIP John Beirne 6,766 14.0 +11.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Spencer 2,737 5.7 −16.6
Green James Chan 2,237 4.6 +4.6
Majority 21,243 43.9 +13.3
Turnout 48,397 62.3 +3.2
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2010: St Helens South and Whiston[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaun Woodward* 24,364 52.9 −2.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Spencer 10,242 22.2 −6.6
Conservative Val Allen 8,209 17.8 +5.7
BNP James Winstanley 2,040 4.4 +4.4
UKIP John Sumner 1,226 2.7 +0.8
Majority 14,122 30.6
Turnout 46,081 59.1 +5.9
Labour hold Swing 1.9
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

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