Morecambe and Lunesdale is a Constituency in the North West coast of England. The constituency was formerly Morecambe and Lonsdale but gained a new name when the boundaries were adjusted in 1983.
Since 1979 the constituency has been classed as a bellwether. It contains a mixture of both urban and rural wards from the Upper Lune Valley in the North to Overton in the South. It includes the seaside town of Morecambe and many villages as well as the north bank of the City of Lancaster.
In 2017, following the unexpected announcement of a General Election, Vikki Singleton was chosen as the candidate for Morecambe and Lunesdale. Despite the extremely short notice, significantly shorter than in a normal General Election cycle, Vikki and her team managed a very strong campaign, cutting the incumbent Tory MP’s majority of 4,590 to only 1399 votes.
Morecambe and Lunesdale is now classed as a marginal seat.
In January 2018, following Vikki’s decision not to continue as PPC due to family commitments, experienced Lancashire County Councillor and NHS Campaigner Lizzi Collinge was chosen by the Constituency Party to represent Morecambe and Lunesdale as their Parliamentary Candidate.