List of Parliamentary constituencies in Cheshire
The ceremonial county of Cheshire (which includes the areas of the Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington unitary authorities) is divided into 11 Parliamentary constituencies. The 2 divisions of Warrington are Borough constituencies, with the remaining 9 being County constituencies.
|Constituency[nb 1]||Electorate||Majority[nb 2]||Member of Parliament||Nearest opposition||Electoral wards||Map|
|City of Chester CC||72,859||6,164||Chris Matheson‡||Samantha George||Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Blacon Hall, Blacon Lodge, Boughton, Boughton Heath, Christleton, City & St Anne's, College, Curzon & Westminster, Dodleston, Handbridge & St Mary's, Hoole All Saints, Hoole Groves, Huntington, Lache Park, Mollington, Newton Brook, Newton St Michaels, Saughall, Upton Grange, Upton Westlea, Vicars Cross.|
|Congleton CC||76,694||18,591||Fiona Bruce†||Jo Dale‡||Cheshire East Borough Council: Alsager Central, Alsager East, Alsager West, Astbury, Brereton, Buglawton, Congleton Central, Congleton North, Congleton North West, Congleton South, Congleton West, Dane Valley, Holmes Chapel, Lawton, Middlewich Cledford, Middlewich Kinderton, Odd Rode, Sandbach East, Sandbach North, Sandbach West.|
|Crewe and Nantwich CC||78,895||8,508||Kieran Mullan‡||Laura Smith†||Cheshire East Borough Council: Alexandra, Barony Weaver, Birchin, Coppenhall, Delamere, Englesea, Grosvenor, Haslington, Leighton, Maw Green, St Barnabas, St John's, St Mary's, Shavington, Valley, Waldron, Wellington, Wells Green, Willaston, Wistaston Green, Wybunbury.|
|Eddisbury CC||70,272||18,443||Edward Timpson†||Terry Savage||Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Barrow, Cuddington & Oakmere, Davenham & Moulton, Farndon, Kelsall, Malpas, Mara, Tarporley & Oulton, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, Waverton, Winsford Dene, Winsford Gravel, Winsford Over, Winsford Swanlow, Winsford Verdin, Winsford Wharton. Cheshire East Borough Council: Acton, Audlem, Bunbury, Minshull, Peckforton, Wrenbury.|
|Ellesmere Port and Neston CC||68,666||8,764||Justin Madders‡||Alison Rodwell||Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Barrow, Burton & Ness, Central, Farndon, Grange, Groves, Kelsall, Ledsham, Little Neston, Malpas, Neston, Parkgate, Pooltown, Rivacre, Riverside, Rossmore, Stanlow & Wolverham, Strawberry Fields, Sutton, Sutton Green & Manor, Westminster, Tarvin, Tattenhall, Tilston, Waverton, Whitby, Willaston & Thornton.|
|Halton CC||73,457||18,975||Derek Twigg‡||Charles Rowley||Halton Borough Council: Appleton, Birchfield, Broadheath, Castlefields, Ditton, Farnworth, Grange, Hale, Halton Brook, Halton View, Heath, Hough Green, Kingsway, Mersey, Riverside.|
|Macclesfield CC||75,228||10,711||David Rutley†||Neil Puttick‡||Cheshire East Borough Council: Bollington Central, Bollington East, Bollington West, Disley & Lyme Handley, Gawsworth, Henbury, Macclesfield Bollinbrook, Macclesfield Broken Cross, Macclesfield Central, Macclesfield East, Macclesfield Hurdsfield, Macclesfield Ivy, Macclesfield Ryles, Macclesfield South, Macclesfield Tytherington, Macclesfield West, Poynton Central, Poynton East, Poynton West, Prestbury, Rainow, Sutton.|
|Tatton CC||67,874||17,387||Esther McVey†||James Weinburg||Cheshire East Borough Council: Alderley Edge, Chelford, Dean Row, Fulshaw, Handforth, High Legh, Hough, Knutsford Bexton, Knutsford Nether, Knutsford Norbury Booths, Knutsford Over, Lacey Green, Mere, Mobberley, Morley & Styal, Plumley. Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Barnton, Cogshall, Lostock & Wincham, Rudheath & South Witton, Seven Oaks & Marston, Shakerley.|
|Warrington North BC||71,918||1,509||Charlotte Nichols‡||Wendy Maisey||Warrington Borough Council: Birchwood, Burtonwood and Winwick, Culcheth, Glazebury and Croft, Fairfield and Howley, Orford, Poplars and Hulme, Poulton North, Poulton South, Rixton and Woolston, Westbrook.|
|Warrington South BC||85,617||2,010||Andy Carter‡||Faisal Rashid†||Warrington Borough Council: Appleton, Bewsey and Whitecross, Grappenhall and Thelwall, Great Sankey North, Great Sankey South, Hatton, Stretton and Walton, Latchford East,Latchford West, Lymm, Penketh and Cuerdley, Stockton Heath, Whittle Hall.|
|Weaver Vale CC||69,016||563||Mike Amesbury‡||Adam Wordsworth||Halton Borough Council: Beechwood, Daresbury, Halton Lea, Norton North, Norton South, Windmill Hill. Cheshire West and Chester District Council: Forest, Frodsham North, Frodsham South, Hartford & Whitegate, Helsby, Kingsley, Leftwich & Kingsmead, Milton Weaver, Northwich Castle, Northwich Winnington, Northwich Witton, Weaverham.|
Boundary changes for 2010
Following the Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England, the existing 11 constituencies were retained with changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies. These changes were implemented at the 2010 United Kingdom general election.
|Name||Pre-2010 Boundaries||Post-2010 Boundaries|
Changes proposed by the Boundary Commission
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they did not come into effect for the 2019 election on 12 December 2019, which was contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
Under the terms of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Sixth Review was based on reducing the total number of MPs from 650 to 600 and a strict electoral parity requirement that the electorate of all constituencies should be within a range of 5% either side of the electoral quota. The review was carried out using the official UK electorate figures for 2015 and the electoral quota was set at 74,769, establishing a range of 71,031 to 78,507. The Commission recommended the following constituencies covering Cheshire.
- Altrincham and Knutsford (new constituency - partly in the Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester)
- Bramhall and Wilmslow (new constituency - partly in the Borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester)
- City of Chester
- Crewe and Nantwich
- Ellesmere Port and Neston
- Warrington North
- Warrington South
- Weaver Vale
- Widnes and Runcorn (new constituency, replacing Halton)
The total number of votes cast for each political party or individual candidate who fielded candidates in constituencies within Cheshire in the 2017 general election were as follows;
Historical representation by party
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.
1885 to 1918
|Constituency||1885||86||1886||87||1892||93||94||1895||00||1900||05||1906||Jan 1910||10||Dec 1910||12||13||16|
|Altrincham||J. Brooks||W. Brooks||Disraeli||Crossley||Kebty-Fletcher||Hamilton|
|Macclesfield||W. C. Brocklehurst||Bromley-Davenport||W. B. Brocklehurst|
|Northwich||J. T. Brunner||Verdin||J. T. Brunner||J. F. Brunner|
1918 to 1950
|Altrincham / Altrincham and Sale (1945)||Hamilton||Alstead||Atkinson||Grigg||Erroll|
|Stalybridge and Hyde||Wood||Rhodes||Tattersall||Wood||Lawrie||Hope||Dunne||Trevor-Cox||Lang|
1950 to 1983
|Constituency||1950||1951||55||1955||56||1959||1964||65||1966||1970||71||Feb 1974||Oct 1974||76||79||1979||81||Destination|
|Altrincham and Sale||Erroll||Barber||Montgomery||Manchester|
|Bebington / & Ellesmere Port (1974)||Oakshott||Howe||Brooks||Cockeram||Bates||Porter||Cheshire, Merseyside|
|Stalybridge and Hyde||Lang||Blackburn||Pendry||Manchester|
1983 to present
|City of Chester||Morrison||Brandreth||Russell||Mosley||Matheson|
|Crewe and Nantwich||Dunwoody||Timpson||Smith||Mullan|
|Ellesmere Port and Neston||Woodcock||Miller||Madders|
- List of Parliamentary constituencies in the North West (region)
- List of United Kingdom Parliament constituencies
- BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
- The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007, page 4". Office of Public Sector Information. Crown copyright. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Boundary Commission for England pp. 1004–1007
- Final Recommendations - Volume 1 Boundary Commission for England
- "2017 Electorates".