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List of Parliamentary constituencies in Merseyside

The county of Merseyside created in 1974 has 15 Parliamentary constituencies — (sub-classified into 12 of borough type and three of county status affecting the level of expenses permitted and status of returning officer). The area, centred on its largest city of Liverpool, has since that year elected a majority of Labour Party MPs moreover since 1997 at least 13 of 15 seats have been held or won by the party at each general election. The two other largest parties nationally in England have to date won intermittently in the two larger seats within the four in the Wirral, the peninsula facing Liverpool, and best having alternately represented the seat centred on the coastal strip in and around the leisure resort of Southport. The latter town includes Birkdale and Ainsdale beach and has not since the seat was created in 1885 sided with the Labour Party. The bulk of seats especially towards the east and the centre of Liverpool have not sided with the Conservative Party since that party actively supported the National Labour Organisation (1931-1947).



  † Conservative   ‡ Labour   ¤ Liberal Democrat   ‡ Independent

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Birkenhead BC 64,484 25,414   Frank Field   Stewart Gardiner†
Bootle BC 72,872 36,200   Peter Dowd   Charles Fifield†
Garston and Halewood BC 75,248 32,149   Maria Eagle   Adam Marsden†
Knowsley BC 81,760 42,214   George Howarth   James Spencer†
Liverpool, Riverside BC 76,332 35,947   Louise Ellman   Pamela Hall†
Liverpool, Walton BC 62,738 32,551   Dan Carden   Laura Evans†
Liverpool, Wavertree BC 62,411 29,466   Luciana Berger   Denise Haddad†
Liverpool, West Derby BC 65,164 32,908   Stephen Twigg   Paul Richardson†
Sefton Central CC 69,019 15,618   Bill Esterson   Jade Marsden†
Southport BC 69,400 2,914   Damien Moore   Liz Savage‡
St Helens North BC 76,088 18,406   Conor McGinn   Jackson Ng†
St Helens South and Whiston BC 79,036 24,343   Marie Rimmer   Ed McRandal†
Wallasey BC 67,454 23,320   Angela Eagle   Andy Livsey†
Wirral South CC 57,670 8,323   Alison McGovern   Adam Sykes†
Wirral West CC 55,995 5,365   Margaret Greenwood   Tony Caldeira†

Changes proposed for 2022Edit


Constituencies 1997–2010Edit

Historic representation by partyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.


  1. ^ Final Recommendations - Volume 1 Boundary Commission for England