| County constituency |
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||59,361 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Silloth, Aspatria|
|Member of Parliament||Mark Jenkinson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Cockermouth and Eskdale|
Workington is a constituencyrepresented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Mark Jenkinson, a Conservative.
The constituency covers much of the north-west of Cumbria, corresponding largely to the Allerdale borough, except for the areas around Wigton and Keswick. As well as Workington itself, the constituency contains the towns of Cockermouth, Maryport, Aspatria and Silloth.
1918–1950: The Municipal Borough of Workington, the Urban Districts of Arlecdon and Frizington, Aspatria, Harrington, and Maryport, and parts of the Rural Districts of Cockermouth, Whitehaven, and Wigton.
1950–1983: The Municipal Borough of Workington, the Urban Districts of Cockermouth, Keswick, and Maryport, and the Rural District of Cockermouth.
1983–1997: The District of Allerdale wards of All Saints, Binsey, Broughton, Castle, Clifton, Crummock, Dalton, Dearham, Derwent Valley, Ellen, Ellenborough, Ewanrigg, Flimby, Harrington, Keswick, Moorclose, Netherhall, Northside, St Bridget's, St John's, St Michael's, Salterbeck, Seaton Moor, Stainburn, and Westfield.
1997–2010: All the wards of the District of Allerdale except the Marsh, Wampool, Warnell and Wigton wards.
2010–present: The Borough of Allerdale wards of All Saints, Aspatria, Boltons, Broughton St Bridget's, Christchurch, Clifton, Ellen, Ellenborough, Ewanrigg, Flimby, Harrington, Holme, Marsh, Moorclose, Moss Bay, Netherhall, St John's, St Michael's, Seaton, Silloth, Solway, Stainburn, Wampool, Waver, and Wharrels.
The constituency was created by the Representation of the People Act 1918, which also abolished the seat of Cockermouth. Workington has traditionally supported the Labour Party, although a by-election in 1976 (forced by the elevation of Fred Peart to the House of Lords) was won by Richard Page of the Conservative Party. However, the constituency reverted to type at the 1979 general election when it was regained by Labour, which it held until the 2019 general election, when Mark Jenkinson won the seat for Conservatives for the first time in forty years.
|1976 by-election||Richard Page||Conservative|
|Brexit Party||David Walker||1,749||4.2||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Neil Hughes||1,525||3.7||+1.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+9.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Phill Roberts||1,133||2.7||−1.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Phill Roberts||1,708||4.4||−11.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Stan Collins||5,318||13.5||−0.9|
|English Democrat||Rob Logan||414||1.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Kate Clarkson||5,815||15.0||+2.5|
|Legalise Cannabis||John Peacock||381||1.0||−1.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Francis||5,214||12.5||+4.5|
|Legalise Cannabis||John Peacock||1,040||2.5||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Philip Roberts||3,967||8.0||+0.6|
|Conservative||Stuart E. Sexton||16,270||34.7||−2.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Christine A. Neale||3,028||6.5||New|
|Monster Raving Loony||David Langstaff||755||1.6||New|
|Natural Law||Nicola M. Escott||183||0.4||New|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+13.2|
|Conservative||Michael Fernley Turner-Bridger||15,532||38.3||+1.6|
|Conservative||Michael Fernley Turner-Bridger||14,475||36.7||-1.2|
|Conservative||T Martin Brannan||16,894||39.82|
|Conservative||T Martin Brannan||17,182||40.6||+0.6|
|Liberal||David Cedric Gwynne Sibley||4,460||10.24|
|Unionist||Lancelot Evelyn Gaunt||11,781||43.5||−1.8|
|Unionist||Lancelot Evelyn Gaunt||12,064||45.3||+16.0|
|Liberal||Robert Strother Stewart *||2,968||14.6|
|Labour win (new seat)|
* Stewart was endorsed by the Coalition Government but repudiated it.
Workington is a coastal town and civil parish at the mouth of the River Derwent on the west coast of Cumbria, England, historically in Cumberland. At the 2011 census it had a population of 25,207.
Cumberland is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It is bordered by the historic counties of Northumberland to the northeast, County Durham to the east, Westmorland to the southeast, Lancashire to the south, and the Scottish counties of Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 and now forms part of Cumbria.
Aspatria is a civil parish in the non-metropolitan district of Allerdale, and is currently embraced in the Parliamentary constituency of Workington, Cumbria, England. Historically within Cumberland the town rests on the north side of the Ellen Valley, overlooking a panoramic view of the countryside, with Skiddaw to the South and the Solway Firth to the North. Its developments are aligned approximately east-west along the A596 Carlisle to Workington road and these extend to approximately 2 miles (3 km) in length. It lies about 8 miles (12 km) northeast of Maryport, a similar distance to the Southwest of Wigton, about 9 miles (14 km) north of Cockermouth and 5 miles (8 km) from the coast and Allonby. It comprises the townships of Aspatria and Brayton, Hayton and Mealo, and Oughterside and Allerby, the united area being 8,345 acres (3,377 ha); while the township takes up an area of 1,600 acres (647 ha). In earlier days a Roman road leading from "Old Carlisle" to Ellenborough passed through the hamlet.
Sir Thomas Anthony Cunningham is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Workington from 2001 to 2015. Ed Miliband appointed him to replace Mark Lazarowicz as Shadow Minister for International Development. He was removed from the team in the October 2013 reshuffle. In June 2014 Cunningham announced that he would not be standing again at the next election.
Allerdale is a non-metropolitan district of Cumbria, England, with borough status. Its council is based in Workington and the borough has a population of 93,492 according to the 2001 census, increasing to 96,422 at the 2011 Census.
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Flimby is an English coastal village in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. It was historically in Cumberland. It currently forms part of the civil parish of Maryport and the Flimby ward of Allerdale Council. It is included in the Maryport South county division of Cumbria County Council.
Salterbeck is a housing estate on the south side of Workington, Cumbria, England, which was built during the 1930s on farmland for steelworkers and their families relocating to the area. Roughly 70% of the houses are now owned by Impact Housing Association and the remainder are privately owned. Salterbeck is bordered by Westfield and Mossbay to the north and Harrington to the south.
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Dearham is a village and civil parish in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, historically part of Cumberland, near the Lake District National Park in England. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Maryport and 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Cockermouth.
The B5300 is a B road which runs for approximately twelve miles between the towns of Silloth and Maryport in the Allerdale borough of Cumbria, United Kingdom. From north to south, it passes through the villages of Blitterlees, Beckfoot, Mawbray, Dubmill, and Allonby. It runs through the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, passes close to the Salta Moss Site of Special Scientific Interest, Milefortlet 21, a Roman archaeological site, the salt pans, a remnant of the Solway plain's medieval saltmaking industry, and the village of Crosscanonby. It is an important route for carrying goods to and from Silloth docks and Maryport harbour. It is also the major road connecting smaller coastal settlements with Maryport and Silloth, from where other roads lead to Workington, Whitehaven, Wigton, and Carlisle. A short section of the road between Dubmill and Mawbray was closed in February 2019 due to coastal erosion, and reopened in June 2019.
Ellenborough is a suburb of the town of Maryport, Cumbria, England, historically within Cumberland.
Ewanrigg is a suburb of the town of Maryport, Cumbria, England, historically within Cumberland. Ewanrigg is a residential area and has a post office, a school and a few places of worship.
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