Bebington and Ellesmere Port (UK Parliament constituency)

Bebington and Ellesmere Port
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
February 1974–1983
Number of members one
Replaced by Wirral South and Ellesmere Port and Neston[1]
Created from Bebington

Bebington and Ellesmere Port was a parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, which returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post system. It existed from Feb 1974 to 1983.

The constituency was centred on the towns of Bebington and Ellesmere Port on the Wirral Peninsula in England.


Created for the February 1974 election, it ceased to exist with the implementation of the 1983 boundary changes and was replaced for the 1983 election by the constituencies of Ellesmere Port and Neston and Wirral South.


The Municipal Boroughs of Bebington and Ellesmere Port.

Members of Parliament

Feb 1974 Alf Bates Labour
1979 Barry Porter Conservative
1983 constituency abolished


General Election Feb 1974: Bebington and Ellesmere Port[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Bates 31, 850 44.5
Conservative Eric Cockeram 27,388 38.3
Liberal P Handley 12,372 17.3
Majority 4,462 6.2
Turnout 83.5
Labour win (new seat)
General Election Oct 1974: Bebington and Ellesmere Port[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Bates 32,310 47.5
Conservative Eric Cockeram 25,819 37.9
Liberal N Thomas 9,947 14.6
Majority 6,491 9.5
Turnout 78.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Bebington and Ellesmere Port[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Porter 32,488 43.9
Labour Alfred Bates 32,002 43.2
Liberal Philip Gilchrist 9,591 13.0
Majority 486 0.7
Turnout 80.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "'Bebington and Ellesmere Port', Feb 1974 - May 1983". ElectionWeb Project. Cognitive Computing Limited. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
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