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Knowsley North and Sefton East

Knowsley North and Sefton East (UK Parliament constituency)

Knowsley North and Sefton East 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

The constituency covers the localities of Kirkby and Knowsley Village in Knowsley; Maghull, Lydiate, Lunt, Sefton Village, Ince Blundell, Waddicar and Melling and Aintree in Sefton.

The constituency is bordered in the south by Knowsley South; in the west by Crosby; in the north by West Lancashire; in the southwest by Liverpool Walton, Liverpool West Derby, and Bootle and in the east by St Helens North and St Helens South.

Following decisions by the Boundary Commission for England, Knowsley North and Sefton East is to be abolished for the next General Election. This seat will form a small part of a new Knowsley seat, with the Crosby, Maghull and Formby elements moving into a new Sefton Central constituency.

Member of Parliament

The current MP for Knowsley North and Sefton East is George Howarth (Labour), who has stood since 1986.

Election results

Politics and history of the constituency

A primarily working-class industrial region, the seat is traditionally one of the strongest Labour-held seats in the country. The original Knowsley North constituency gained several wards from Crosby as a result of boundary changes in 1995.

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