This is a new Constituency seat that came into existence at the election in May 2010. It was created in the most recent fifth periodic review of constituencies by the Boundary Commission for England.
It is formed of parts of the Preston constituency and Lancaster and Wyre constituency.
It has been created as the sixteenth seat of the county of Lancashire by the Boundary Commission for England. It contains the Fulwood and rural areas of Preston and many small towns and villages of Wyre.
The seat of Wyre and Preston North contains the Wyre towns of Thornton, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Garstang, St Michael's On Wyre and Catterall. From Preston are added the suburban Fulwood area and the rural parishes such as Woodplumpton, Barton, Broughton, Goosnargh and Grimsargh. The electoral wards used in the creation are:
- From Preston - Cadley, College, Garrison, Greyfriars, Preston Rural East, Preston Rural North, Sharoe Green
- From Wyre - Breck, Brock, Cabus, Calder, Carleton, Catterall, Garstang, Great Eccleston, Hambleton and Stalmine-with-Staynall, Hardhorn, High Cross, Norcross, Staina, Tithebarn.
A map showing the constituency boundary can be found by going to www.election-maps.co.uk. For more details download our information sheet pdf.
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