Wallasey (UK Parliament constituency)

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Wallasey (UK Parliament constituency)

Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1992 by Angela Eagle, a member of the Labour Party add

Category: Politics

Founded in 1918.

Countries: United Kingdom (50%), Germany (25%), (17%)

Main connections: House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Parliament of the United Kingdom, World War II

Linked to: Conservative Party, Labour Party, Department for Work and Pensions, House of Commons of the United Kingdom

 

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1918

The seat was created under the Representation of the People Act 1918 add something


1939

The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected; "'Conservative"': add something


1940

Another General Election was in normal circumstances required to take place before the end of 1940 add something


1942

Moore-Brabazon was forced to retire early in 1942 for stating publicly the Soviet Union and Germany would hopefully destroy each other at the Battle of Stalingrad add something


1957

On 2 June 1957, Marples brought in British postcodes and made the first draw for the new Premium Bonds add something


1980

Increasing unemployment in the area saw the Conservative vote decline throughout the 1980s in the local and general elections, with Angela Eagle of the Labour Party gaining the constituency in 1992, who has held it comfortably since add something


1992

The seat was a conservative seat until 1992, with a three-year exception during World War II when represented by an ex-mayor who had been in both Labour and Conservative parties add something

 

"'Wallasey"' is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1992 by Angela Eagle, a member of the Labour Party add something


2010

The change made was the omission of a 40 electors' sub-neighbourhood from the only formerly shared ward: Hoylake and Meols which since before the 2010 election is in Wirral West add something


2011

Angela Eagle was Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury for two years Minister for Pensions and Ageing Society for a year at the close of the Brown Ministry, before becoming in opposition Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury until October 2011, when in the general Shadow Cabinet reshuffle of Ed Miliband, she succeeded the Rt Hon Hilary Benn as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons add something


2015

She unsuccessfully stood for Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party in 2015 and subsequently was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by Jeremy Corbyn add something