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).
|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
As part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies the Boundary Commission for England proposed in 2018 the following seats for the Merseyside and Wirral regions:
Historic representation by partyEdit
A cell marked → (with a different colour background to the preceding cell) indicates that the previous MP continued to sit under a new party name.
|Knowsley North / and Sefton East (1997) / Knowsley (2010)||Kilroy-Silk||Howarth|
|Liverpool Garston / Garston & Halewood (2010)||Loyden||M. Eagle|
|Liverpool Broadgreen / Liverpool Wavertree (1997)||Fields||Kennedy||Berger||→|
|Liverpool West Derby||Wareing||→||Twigg|
|St Helens North||Evans||Watts||McGinn|
|St Helens South / and Whiston (2010)||Bermingham||Woodward||Rimmer|
|Crosby / Sefton Central (2010)||Thornton||Curtis-Thomas||Esterson|
|Liverpool Mossley Hill||Alton||→|
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.