Altrincham and Sale West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Altrincham and Sale West
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Altrincham and Sale West in Greater Manchester.
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Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Population 96,591 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 72,008 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Sir Graham Brady (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Altrincham & Sale
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Altrincham and Sale West (/ˈɒltrɪŋəm/ (About this sound listen)) is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Sir Graham Brady of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

History

The 1995 Boundary Commission review led to its creation for the 1997 election largely from the old seat of Altrincham and Sale, and has been held since then by the Conservative Graham Brady, appointed by his colleagues the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee (2010 to date).

Boundaries

1997-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale, Mersey St Mary's, St. Martin's, Timperley, and Village.

2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Ashton on Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, St Mary's, Timperley, and Village.

The constituency is one of three covering the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. It covers the south of the borough, covering the town of Altrincham and the west of Sale. It is bordered by the constituencies of Stretford and Urmston, Tatton, Warrington North, Warrington South, and Wythenshawe and Sale East.

Constituency profile

The economy of the area is diverse and closely linked to the success of private business in the North West. From 2001-2010 it was the only Conservative seat in Greater Manchester and predecessor seats have always been Conservative, though in 1997 local grammar school-educated Graham Brady was elected on a tiny majority of 1500, which peaked at over 13,000 in 2015, only to be reduced in 2017 to 6,000. Trafford was one of 3 areas in Greater Manchester to vote Remain however Brady campaigned for Leave.

A highly affluent area, workless claimants who were registered jobseekers, in November 2012, were a lower proportion of Altrincham and Sale West's population than the national average of 3.8%, and the slightly higher regional average of 4.2%, at 2.3% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian.[3]

There are some Labour councillors in Broadheath, and the Liberal Democrats have support in Timperley and Village, but the constituency includes the most expensive residential streets outside of South-East England,[4] typified by areas like Bowdon and Hale Barns, which are safely Conservative. There are also several Black British premiership footballers and millionaire British Asian businessmen and women who live in the constituency.[5]

Members of Parliament

Election Member[6] Party
1997 Sir Graham Brady Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2017: Altrincham and Sale West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Brady 26,933 51.0 Decrease2.0
Labour Andrew Western 20,507 38.8 Increase12.2
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 4,051 7.7 Decrease0.7
Green Geraldine Coggins 1,000 1.9 Decrease2.0
Liberal Neil Taylor 299 0.6 New
Majority 6,426 12.2 Decrease11.3
Turnout 52,790 72.1 Increase2.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.1
General Election 2015: Altrincham and Sale West[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Brady 26,771 53.0 +4.0
Labour James Wright 13,481 26.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 4,235 8.4 −17.1
UKIP Chris Frost 4,047 8.0 +4.8
Green Nick Robertson-Brown 1,983 3.9 +3.9
Majority 13,290 26.3 +2.8
Turnout 50,517 70.2 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing -0.15
General Election 2010: Altrincham and Sale West[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Brady 24,176 48.9 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 12,581 25.5 +3.6
Labour Tom Ross 11,073 22.4 −7.0
UKIP Kenneth Bullman 1,563 3.2 +1.5
Majority 11,595 23.5 +7.3
Turnout 49,393 69.3 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing -0.85

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Altrincham and Sale West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Brady 20,569 46.4 +0.2
Labour John Stockton 13,410 30.3 −9.1
Liberal Democrat Ian Chappell 9,595 21.7 +7.3
UKIP Gary Peart 736 1.7 +1.7
Majority 7,159 16.2 +9.4
Turnout 44,310 65.9 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing +4.7
General Election 2001: Altrincham and Sale West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Brady 20,113 46.2 +3.0
Labour Jane Baugh 17,172 39.4 −0.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gaskell 6,283 14.4 +1.8
Majority 2,941 6.8 +3.9
Turnout 43,568 60.3 −12.6
Conservative hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Altrincham and Sale West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Brady 22,348 43.2 N/A
Labour Jane Baugh 20,843 40.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom 6,535 12.6 N/A
Referendum Anthony Landes 1,348 2.6 N/A
ProLife Alliance Jonathan Stephens 313 0.6 N/A
UKIP Richard Mrozinski 270 0.5 N/A
Majority 1,505 2.9 N/A
Turnout 51,782 73.3 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)

See also

Notes and references

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Inman, Phillip. "Unemployment claimants by constituency". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "Prices surge in England's most expensive street". The Daily Telegraph. London. 8 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Barry, Chris (5 February 2007). "From printing T-shirts to £30m food fortune". Manchester Evening News. M.E.N. Media. 
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)
  7. ^ Bloom, Dan (7 June 2017). "Here is every single 2017 general election candidate in a plain text list". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Altrincham & Sale West". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 53°23′N 2°21′W / 53.39°N 2.35°W / 53.39; -2.35

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