Broadheath, Greater Manchester

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Broadheath is a suburb of Altrincham in Greater Manchester, England. The population of the Trafford ward at the 2011 census was 12,538.[1] It is historically part of the county of Cheshire, and has a Warrington postcode.


At Broadheath's height as an industrial area, its industries supported perhaps 12,000 employees. Over the years most of those manufacturing companies have either closed or relocated. Famous companies that used to be based in Broadheath include the machine tool manufacturers George Richards,[2] H. W. Kearns,[3] and Churchill. Other companies include Budenberg, Linotype,[4] Luke & Spencer,[5] H. F. O'Brien, Wheelabrator Tilghman, Record Electrical,[6] and Thornton-Pickard.


Broadheath is part of Trafford Metropolitan Borough of Greater Manchester. The ward of Broadheath has three out of sixty three seats on Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, and as of the 2014 local elections all three seats were held by the Labour Party. In May 2015 Stephen Anstee was voted in Conservative. Amy Whyte Labour was voted in May 2017. The councillors representing Broadheath on Trafford Council are Stephen Anstee, Denise Western, and Amy Whyte.[7]

Since 1997, Broadheath has formed part of the Altrincham and Sale West Constituency, before that it was encompassed by the Altrincham and Sale constituency. Since 1997 it had been represented in the House of Commons by the Conservative MP, Graham Brady.[8] This is one of two Conservative-held seats in Greater Manchester.


Broadheath Primary School.


St Alban's Church, Broadheath.[9]


Broadheath railway station served the district between 1853 and closure in 1962. Passenger trains ran from Manchester via Sale to Broadheath and on to Lymm and Warrington.

See also


  1. ^ "Trafford Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "George Richards and Co". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  3. ^ "H. W. Kearns and Co". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  4. ^ "Linotype Co". 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  5. ^ "Luke and Spencer". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  6. ^ "Record Electrical Co". Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  7. ^ "Broadheath:Councillors in this Ward". Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  8. ^ "Altrincham and Sale West". London: Archived from the original on March 16, 2009. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  9. ^ "St. Albans Broadheath". St. Albans Broadheath. Retrieved 2013-11-12.

Coordinates: 53°24′N 2°21′W / 53.400°N 2.350°W / 53.400; -2.350

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