St Helens South and Whiston (UK Parliament constituency)
|St. Helens South and Whiston|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of St. Helens South and Whiston in Merseyside for the 2010 general election.
Location of Merseyside within England.
|Electorate||78,612 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Marie Rimmer (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||St Helens 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:
- 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
|General Election 2015: St Helens South and Whiston|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian Spencer||2,737||5.7||−16.6|
|General Election 2010: St Helens South and Whiston|
|Liberal Democrat||Brian Spencer||10,242||22.2||−6.6|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "St Helens South & Whiston". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.