Widnes and Halewood general election 2024 candidates

The Childe of Hale statue in Hale Village
-Credit: (Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

Widnes and Halewood is a new constituency for the 2024 general election.

Voters across the country will go to the polls on July 4 for the first general election since 2019. The Labour Party is flying high in the opinion polls, with many people expecting Keir Starmer to become Prime Minister.

This election will see a number of new constituencies contested for the first time, following a boundary review last year. The map now includes the new seat of Widnes and Halewood - a constituency which crosses the border of Merseyside and Cheshire, covering a number of towns and villages.

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The Widnes and Halewood seat has been created from areas that were formerly part of the abolished Garston & Halewood and Halton constituencies. It also takes some of the Whiston and Cronton wards from the St Helens South and Whiston constituency.

Derek Twigg, who represented Halton as an MP from 1997 to 2024, will be Labour's candidate for this new constituency now. Here, we look at all the candidates you can vote for in Widnes and Halewood.

The candidates

David Coveney - Liberal Democrat

Jake Fraser - Reform UK

Sean Houlston - Conservative

Nancy Mills - Green

Michael Murphy - Workers Party of Britain

Derek Twigg - Labour

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