Eccles (UK Parliament constituency)


Eccles (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Eccles
Map1 = Eccles
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = Borough
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1885
MP = Ian Stewart
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Eccles is a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Eccles in Greater Manchester. It returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system.

History

The constituency was established under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 for the 1885 general election.

Boundaries

Boundary review

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that Eccles be split between two new constituencies:

*Salford and Eccles, from the existing Salford constituency and the central/eastern part of Eccles.

*Worsley and Eccles South, from the existing Worsley constituency and the southern/western part of Eccles.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Eccles
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ian Stewart
votes = 19,702
percentage = 56.9
change = -7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Thelma Matuk
votes = 6,816
percentage = 19.7
change = -1.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jane Brophy
votes = 6,429
percentage = 18.6
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Peter Reeve
votes = 1,685
percentage = 4.9
change = +4.9
Election box majority
votes = 12,886
percentage = 37.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 34.632
percentage = 50.2
change = +1.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.3

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Eccles
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ian Stewart
votes = 21,395
percentage = 64.5
change = -2.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Caillard
votes = 6,867
percentage = 20.7
change = +2.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Bob Boyd
votes = 4,920
percentage = 14.8
change = +4.1
Election box majority
votes = 14,528
percentage = 43.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,182
percentage = 48.3
change = -17.3
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester

References

*Rayment


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