Leasowe is an area on the north coast of the Wirral Peninsula, in North West England, near Moreton and between Wallasey and Meols. Historically within Cheshire, Leasowe was part of the old County Borough of Wallasey, and is now within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, the Wallasey parliamentary constituency and the New Wallasey Regeneration programme. However, it also has its own characteristics and is often regarded as a separate town. At the 2001 Census, Leasowe had a population of 6,180 (2,890 males, 3,290 females). By the time of the 2011 Census figures for Leasowe were no longer maintained. However there was an electoral ward called Leasowe and Moreton East. The population of the ward at this Census was 14,640.