Leigh (UK Parliament constituency)

Leigh is a constituency[n 1] in Greater Manchester represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by James Grundy of the Conservative Party.

Leigh
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Leigh in Greater Manchester
Location of Greater Manchester within England
CountyGreater Manchester
Electorate77,001 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlementsLeigh, Astley, Tyldesley, Lowton
Current constituency
Created1885
Member of ParliamentJames Grundy (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromSouth West Lancashire

Prior to this, the seat was represented by Andy Burnham of the Labour Party, who served as the MP from 2001, and Shadow Home Secretary in Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet until October 2016.[n 2] Burnham stood down following his victory at the 2017 Greater Manchester mayoral election, and was succeeded by the Labour and Cooperative Party's Jo Platt who was MP from 2017 to 2019.