Worsley and Eccles South (UK Parliament constituency)
|Worsley and Eccles South|
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||73,409 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Worsley, Walkden, Little Hulton, Irlam, Cadishead|
|Member of Parliament||Barbara Keeley (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
Worsley and Eccles South is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The seat is currently held by Barbara Keeley MP of the Labour Party. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.
The constituency covers the western half of the City of Salford, mostly safe Labour territory, but the seat also contains two of the Conservatives' strongest wards in the relatively affluent areas of Worsley and Boothstown & Ellenbrook; these are also the only two Remain-voting wards in the constituency. The largest settlement is actually the town of Walkden, mostly Labour-leaning, and it also includes the Little Hulton council estate. In the far south-west of the constituency along the ship canal are the villages of Irlam and Cadishead, separated from the other settlements by swathes of green belt land and farms in the form of Chat Moss, a protected peatland area.
In the 2019 general election, the BBC's exit poll forecast it as a Conservative gain, but it was not in fact among the many red wall seats to fall, and Labour held on although with a reduced, albeit comfortable, majority.
Following its 2006 review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England recommended the creation of a modified Worsley constituency, incorporating a part of Eccles, to be called Worsley and Eccles South.
Following council boundary changes that took effect in 2021, the electoral wards included in the Worsley and Eccles South constituency are currently Barton & Winton, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, Cadishead & Lower Irlam, Higher Irlam & Peel Green Ward, Little Hulton, Walkden North, Walkden South, Worsley & Westwood Park.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Brexit Party||Seamus Martin||3,224||7.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Joe Johnson-Tod||2,510||5.6||+3.2|
|Labour hold||Swing||- 5.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Kate Clarkson||1,087||2.4||-0.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Kate Clarkson||1,100||2.6||-13.9|
|Reality Party||Mags McNally||200||0.5||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Gadsden||6,883||16.5|
|English Democrat||Paul Whitelegg||1,334||3.2|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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