Leigh (UK Parliament constituency)


Leigh (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Leigh
Map1 = Leigh
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = County
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1885
MP = Andy Burnham
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Leigh is a 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.

Boundaries

Leigh is a safe Labour seat containing the working-class, former mining town of Leigh and its environs.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England has recommended alterations to the existing constituencies in the Wigan area. The electoral wards used in the altered Leigh constituency are:

*Astley Mosley Common, Atherleigh, Golborne and Lowton West, Leigh East, Leigh South, Leigh West, Lowton East, and Tyldesley all from the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Leigh
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andy Burnham
votes = 23,097
percentage = 63.3
change = -1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Laurance Wedderburn
votes = 5,825
percentage = 16.0
change = -2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Dave Crowther
votes = 4,962
percentage = 13.6
change = +0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Community Action Party
candidate = Ian Franzen
votes = 2,185
percentage = 6.0
change = +6.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Legalise Cannabis Alliance
candidate = Thomas Hampson
votes = 415
percentage = 1.1
change = +1.1
Election box majority
votes = 17,272
percentage = 47.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 36,484
percentage = 50.3
change = +0.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = +0.5

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Leigh
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andy Burnham
votes = 22,783
percentage = 64.5
change = -4.4
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Oxley
votes = 6,421
percentage = 18.2
change = +2.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ray Atkins
votes = 4,524
percentage = 12.8
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Kelly
votes = 820
percentage = 2.3
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Chris Best
votes = 750
percentage = 2.1
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 16,362
percentage = 46.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,298
percentage = 49.7
change = -16.0
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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