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Heywood and Middleton (UK Parliament constituency)

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County  Greater Manchester
Created  1983
Member of parliament  Liz McInnes
Major settlements  Heywood, Middleton
Electorate  79,636 (December 2010)
European Parliament constituency  North West England
Number of members  1
Heywood and Middleton (UK Parliament constituency)
Created from  Heywood and Royton; Middleton and Prestwich
Replaced by  Heywood, Royton, Middleton, Prestwich

Heywood and Middleton is a constituency in Greater Manchester represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2014 by Liz McInnes of the Labour Party.

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Boundaries

1983-1997: The Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale wards of Heywood North, Heywood South, Heywood West, Middleton Central, Middleton East, Middleton North, Middleton South, and Middleton West.

1997-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale wards of Castleton, Heywood North, Heywood South, Heywood West, Middleton Central, Middleton East, Middleton North, Middleton South, Middleton West, and Norden and Bamford.

2010-present: The Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale wards of Bamford, Castleton, East Middleton, Hopwood Hall, Norden, North Heywood, North Middleton, South Middleton, West Heywood, and West Middleton.

The constituency is one of three covering the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, covering the west of the borough — it includes the towns of Heywood and Middleton, some of the western fringes of Rochdale itself (such as Castleton, and parts of Norden and Bamford) and some of the rural green buffer area to the north.

History

The constituency was created in 1983 from parts of the former seats of Heywood and Royton and Middleton and Prestwich and has been held by the Labour Party since then.

From 1983 until his retirement in 1997, the MP was Jim Callaghan, not to be confused with a former Prime Minister with the same name.

Once a safe Labour seat, it is now a marginal between the Labour Party and UKIP.

References

Heywood and Middleton (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia


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