Leigh (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
|Electorate||77,001 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Leigh, Astley, Tyldesley, Lowton|
|Member of Parliament||James Grundy (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||South 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. 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.