UK Parliament

A General Election elects MPs to the House of Commons in the UK Parliament

The last General Election took place on Thursday 9th June 2017, following support for a snap election in Parliament by most parties.  The next General Election is planned for 2020 due to the Fixed Term Parliament Act 2011, however, if the  House of Commons votes again to hold an early General Election it could be sooner.

The current Member of Parliament (MP) for the Knowsley Constituency is George Howarth MP, who was re-elected at the last General Election.  The Conservative Party lost its majority of MPs in the House of Commons and now form the current minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland through an arrangement known as ‘confidence and supply’.

You can view the Knowsley Constituency boundary, George Howard’s constituency office and the location of the Houses of Parliament here:

Results of the 2017 General Election for the Knowsley Parliamentary Constituency:

There was a 67.8% voter turnout at the 2017 General Election for the Knowsley Constituency, with the following results (source: BBC):

Party Candidate Number of votes % of votes
George Howarth Labour Party 47,351 85.3
James Spencer Conservative Party 5,137 9.3
Neil Miney UKIP 1,285 2.3
Carl Cashman Liberal Democrats 1,189 2.1
Steve Baines Green Party 521 0.9

Results of the 2015 General Election for the Knowsley Parliamentary Constituency:

There was a 64.1% voter turnout at the 2015 General Election for the Knowsley Constituency, with the following results (source: BBC):

Party Candidate Number of votes % of votes
George Howarth Labour Party 39,628 78.1
Louise Bours UKIP 4,973 9.8
Alice Bramall Conservative Party 3,367 6.6
Carl Cashman Liberal Democrats 1,490 2.9
Vikki Gregorich Green Party 1,270 2.5