Knowsley general election 2024 candidates

Huyton Village shopping area. Lord Harold Wilson statue.
-Credit: (Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

Knowsley has always been a Labour stronghold and is regarded as one of the safest seats in the country.

The current Knowsley parliamentary seat was created in 2010 and has been represented by Sir George Howarth ever since. Mr Howarth was previously elected MP for Knowsley North in 1986, but announced his retirement from frontline politics in June 2023 and will not contest the seat at this year's general election.

Earlier this year, Anneliese Midgley was selected as the Labour candidate for Knowsley and she will be hoping to maintain the party's perfect record at the polling stations on July 4.

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The Knowsley constituency covers a large part of the metropolitan borough with the highest populated areas being Huyton and Kirkby. The last election in 2019 resulted in a landslide Labour victory as Sir George Howarth was returned to parliament with 80.8% of the vote after a 65.4% turnout.

The candidates

Alexander Hitchmough - Reform UK

Patricia Jameson - Social Democratic Party

Sherrie McDaid - Conservative and Unionist Party

Anneliese Midgley - Labour Party

Graham Padden - Workers Party of Britain

Kate Tipton - Liberal Democrats

Graham Wickens - Green Party

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