Worsley and Eccles South (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°30′34″N 2°23′09″W / 53.509560°N 2.385972°W / 53.509560; -2.385972

Worsley and Eccles South
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Worsley and Eccles South in Greater Manchester for the 2010 general election
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England
CountyGreater Manchester
Electorate73,409 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsWorsley, Walkden, Little Hulton, Irlam, Cadishead
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentBarbara Keeley (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromWorsley

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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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.


Worsley and Eccles South electoral wards.

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.[2]

Following council boundary changes that took effect in 2021,[3] 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.

The electoral wards originally making up the seat were named Barton, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, Cadishead, Irlam, Little Hulton, Walkden North, Walkden South, Winton, Worsley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Barbara Keeley Labour


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Worsley and Eccles South[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Keeley 20,446 45.7 -11.4
Conservative Arnie Saunders 17,227 38.5 -0.2
Brexit Party Seamus Martin 3,224 7.2 New
Liberal Democrats Joe Johnson-Tod 2,510 5.6 +3.2
Green Daniel Towers 1,300 2.9 +1.1
Majority 3,219 7.2 -11.2
Turnout 44,707 59.4 -2.5
Labour hold Swing - 5.6
General election 2017: Worsley and Eccles South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Keeley 26,046 57.1 +12.8
Conservative Iain Lindley 17,667 38.7 +8.6
Liberal Democrats Kate Clarkson 1,087 2.4 -0.2
Green Tom Dylan 842 1.8 -1.1
Majority 8,379 18.4 +4.3
Turnout 45,642 61.9 +3.6
Labour hold Swing +2.1
General election 2015: Worsley and Eccles South[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Keeley 18,600 44.2 +1.3
Conservative Iain Lindley 12,654 30.1 -2.4
UKIP Owen Hammond 7,688 18.3 +13.4
Green Chris Bertenshaw 1,242 3.0 New
Liberal Democrats Kate Clarkson 1,100 2.6 -13.9
TUSC Steve North 380 0.9 New
Reality Party Mags McNally 200 0.5 New
Independent Geoffrey Berg 184 0.4 New
Majority 5,946 14.1 +3.7
Turnout 42,048 58.3 +0.8
Labour hold Swing +1.9
General election 2010: Worsley and Eccles South[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Barbara Keeley 17,892 42.9
Conservative Iain Lindley 13,555 32.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Gadsden 6,883 16.5
UKIP Andrew Townsend 2,037 4.9
English Democrat Paul Whitelegg 1,334 3.2
Majority 4,337 10.4
Turnout 41,701 57.5
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on November 6, 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in Greater Manchester". Boundary Commission for England (North West). Government News Network. 2006-07-19. Archived from the original (HTTP) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
  3. ^ "Electoral review of ward boundaries".
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)
  5. ^ "Statement of persons nominated 2019" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Worsley & Eccles South parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Worsley & Eccles South". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Worsley & Eccles South". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07.