Worsley (UK Parliament constituency)


Worsley (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Worsley
Map1 = Worsley
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = County
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1983
MP = Barbara Keeley
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Worsley 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

This is a safe Labour seat including mostly working-class areas from the boroughs of Salford and Wigan, including: Walkden, Little Hulton, Astley and Irlam. The only Tory areas of strength here ironically are Worsley itself and Boothstown.

Boundary review

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England recommended that Worsley be merged into a new constituency of Worsley and Eccles South. That constituency is to be fought at the next general election.

The existing link between Salford and Wigan for parliamentary purposes has been broken, hence the requirement to alter the existing Worsley seat

Members of Parliament

* 1983 – 2005: Terence Lewis, Labour
* 2005 – "present": Barbara Keeley, Labour

Election results

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Worsley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Barbara Keeley
votes = 18,859
percentage = 51.0
change = -6.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Evans
votes = 9,491
percentage = 25.7
change = +1.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Richard Clayton
votes = 6,902
percentage = 18.7
change = +1.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Bernard Gill
votes = 1,694
percentage = 4.6
change = +4.6
Election box majority
votes = 9,368
percentage = 25.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 36,946
percentage = 53.1
change = +2.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.0

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Worsley
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Terence Lewis
votes = 20,193
percentage = 57.1
change = -5.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Tobias Ellwood
votes = 8,406
percentage = 23.8
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Robert Bleakley
votes = 6,188
percentage = 17.5
change = +3.9
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Dorothy Entwistle
votes = 576
percentage = 1.6
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 11,787
percentage = 33.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,363
percentage = 51.0
change = -16.8
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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