Worsley & Eccles South

2015 Result:
Conservative: 12654 (30.1%)
Labour: 18600 (44.2%)
Lib Dem: 1100 (2.6%)
Green: 1242 (3%)
UKIP: 7688 (18.3%)
TUSC: 380 (0.9%)
Independent: 184 (0.4%)
Others: 200 (0.5%)
MAJORITY: 5946 (14.1%)

Category: Safe Labour seat

Geography: North West, Greater Manchester. Part of the Salford council area.

Main population centres: Walkden, Eccles, Irlam, Worsley.

Profile: Worsley itself is a rather upmarket and desirable residential area, one of the most affluent parts of the borough of Salford. It is, however, only a small part of the seat and is wholly untypical of the constituency as a whole, which is mostly far more working class, made up of former mining towns like Walkden and overspill council estates like Little Hulton. The south-western part of the seat is the green belt farmland of Chat Moss.

Politics: Worsley and Eccles South underwent major changes in 2010, losing parts of the old Worsley seat to Leigh while gaining the southern part of the abolished Leigh seat. Both its predecessors were safe Labour seats, so is this, despite areas of Conservative strength in Worsley itself.


Current MP
BARBARA KEELEY (Labour) Born 1952. Educated at Mount St Mary College and Salford University. Former systems engineer and regeneration consultant. Trafford councillor 1995-2004. First elected as MP for Worsley in 2005. PPS to Jim Murphy 2006-2007, PPS to Harriet Harman 2007-2009, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 2009-2010.
Past Results
2010
Con: 13555 (33%)
Lab: 17892 (43%)
LDem: 6883 (17%)
UKIP: 2037 (5%)
Oth: 1334 (3%)
MAJ: 4337 (10%)
2005*
Con: 9491 (26%)
Lab: 18859 (51%)
LDem: 6902 (19%)
UKIP: 1694 (5%)
MAJ: 9368 (25%)
2001
Con: 8406 (24%)
Lab: 20193 (57%)
LDem: 6188 (17%)
Oth: 576 (2%)
MAJ: 11787 (33%)
1997
Con: 11342 (24%)
Lab: 29083 (62%)
LDem: 6356 (14%)
MAJ: 17741 (38%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005, name changed from Worsley

Demographics
2015 Candidates
IAIN LINDLEY (Conservative) Contested Worsley and Eccles South 2010.
BARBARA KEELEY (Labour) See above.
KATE CLARKSON (Liberal Democrat)
OWEN HAMMOND (UKIP)
CHRISTOPHER BERTENSHAW (Green)
MAGS MCNALLY (Reality)
GEOFFREY BERG (Independent)
STEVE NORTH (TUSC)
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Comments - 52 Responses on “Worsley & Eccles South”
  1. ‘it would be an utterly calamitous night for Labour!’

    Indeed. But that is what polls are suggesting will happen. This seat is within range of the type of swing polls are suggesting, and the 18% UKIP vote to squeeze adds to the chances that the Tories gain it.

  2. I think this is going to be a narrow tory gain going by the polls.

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