St Helens South and Whiston (UK Parliament constituency)
|St. Helens South and Whiston|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||78,612 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Eccleston, Lea Green, Prescot, Rainhill, St Helens, Sutton, Thatto Heath, Whiston|
|Member of Parliament||Marie Rimmer (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||St Helens South,|
Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England expanded and renamed the St Helens South seat, covering the south of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens and three wards of the Knowsley borough which were in a neighbouring seat.
- Results of the winning party
The area has been held by the Labour Party since the 1945 election (including predecessor seats), and part since 1935. The 2015 result made the seat the 24th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
- Results of other parties
Turnout has risen from 59.1% to 62.3%
The boundaries have not changed to date.
Its electoral wards are:
- From Knowsley: Prescot East, Whiston North and Whiston South
- From St Helens: Bold, Eccleston, Rainhill, Sutton, Thatto Heath, Town Centre and West Park.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Brexit Party||Daniel Oxley||5,353||10.6||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Brian Spencer||2,886||5.7||+1.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Brian Spencer||2,101||4.0||−1.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Brian Spencer||2,737||5.7||−16.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Brian Spencer||10,242||22.2||−6.6|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
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