for the House of Commons
|Major settlements||Runcorn and Widnes|
|Member of Parliament||Derek Twigg (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Widnes and Runcorn|
Halton was created for the 1983 general election following the major reorganisation of local authorities under the Local Government Act 1972, which came into effect on 1 April 1974. The constituency name refers to the Halton barony and covers the majority of the borough of the same name. It sits on either side of the River Mersey and comprises Widnes, the original town of Runcorn (with a small part of the new town) and Hale village.
The larger, northern part of the constituency comprised the former municipal borough of Widnes and the parish of Hale, which were part of the abolished Widnes constituency. The smaller, southern part comprised the majority of the former urban district of Runcorn (excluding Daresbury and Norton), which had been part of the abolished constituency of Runcorn.
1983–1997: The Borough of Halton wards of Appleton, Broadheath, Castlefields, Ditton, Farnworth, Grange, Hale, Halton, Halton Brook, Heath, Hough Green, Kingsway, Mersey, Victoria, and Weston.
1997–2010: The Borough of Halton wards of Appleton, Broadheath, Ditton, Farnworth, Grange, Hale, Halton, Halton Brook, Heath, Hough Green, Kingsway, Mersey, and Riverside.
Eastern part, including Castlefields ward transferred to the new constituency of Weaver Vale.
2010–present: The Borough of Halton wards of Appleton, Birchfield, Broadheath, Castlefields, Ditton, Farnworth, Grange, Hale, Halton Brook, Halton View, Heath, Hough Green, Kingsway, Mersey, and Riverside.
Castlefields ward transferred back from Weaver Vale.
Halton is considered a safe seat for the Labour Party. Its most marginal election result, a 12.8% majority, was the earliest in 1983, the year of Margaret Thatcher's first landslide victory, — three elections later that majority had risen to 53.2% of the vote. It has otherwise, to date, proven a statistical safe seat for the Labour Party's incumbent MPs, of which there have thus far been two. The 2015 result made the seat the 22nd safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.
|1983||Gordon Oakes||Labour||Junior minister 1974–1976.|
Retired 1997, died 2005
|1997||Derek Twigg||Labour||Junior minister 2004—2008|
|Brexit Party||Janet Balfe||3,730||8.1||New|
|Liberal Democrats||Stephen Gribbon||1,800||3.1||+1.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Ryan Bate||896||1.8||-0.6|
|Liberal Democrats||Ryan Bate||1,097||2.4||−11.4|
|Liberal Democrats||Frank Harasiwka||5,718||13.8||−3.2|
|Liberal Democrats||Roger Barlow||5,869||17.2||+5.0|
|Liberal Democrats||Peter Walker||4,216||12.2||+4.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Janet Jones||3,263||7.3||−1.5|
|Liberal Democrats||David Reaper||6,104||10.4||−3.9|
|Monster Raving Loony||Stephen Herley||398||0.7||New|
|Natural Law||Nicola Collins||338||0.6||New|
|Labour win (new seat)|