Located between the River Dee and the River Mersey, Wirral South is one of four constituencies in the Wirral. It includes five local government wards: Bebington, Bromborough, Heswall, Eastham and Clatterbridge. The constituency is a microcosm of the UK’s economy, encompassing everything from established industry to broad farmland and with a variety of residential communities.
Wirral South has good transport links to both Chester and Liverpool, both of which can be reached inexpensively and efficiently on buses, trains, and ferries. Alison is currently working alongside Merseytravel and the Welsh government to improve the Wrexham-Bidston line that runs through Heswall, as it links the constituency to important employment and tourism opportunities.
But we don't have to travel outside of the area to access great museums, theatre or shopping. We’re lucky to be home to leisure centres, retail areas and other fantastic local businesses.
One highlight of the constituency is William Hesketh Lever’s famous Port Sunlight village, historically built for the workers of his Sunlight Soap factory in 1888, which has grown into the now multi-national company Unilever. Port Sunlight is also home to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight museum, the Gladstone Theatre, and the most recent addition to the village: Port Sunlight River Park, to be opened on 12th August 2014.