Altrincham and Sale West (UK Parliament constituency)
|Altrincham and Sale West|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Altrincham and Sale West in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||72,008 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Graham Brady (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Altrincham & Sale|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
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).
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 comprises the Altrincham, Ashton-on-Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Central, Hale Barns, St. Mary's, Timperley and Village wards of Trafford council.
Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor alterations to the existing Altrincham and Sale West seat, with the creation of a seat with the following electoral wards:
- Altrincham, Ashton upon Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, St Mary's, Timperley, and Village
The economy of the area is diverse and closely linked to the success of private business in the North West.
Workless claimants who were registered jobseekers, in November 2012, were a lower proportion of Altincham 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.
The constituency includes the most expensive residential streets outside of South-East England. Alongside this wealth, Altrincham and Sale West is ethnically diverse — its affluent wards are home to a significant Jewish community  and similar Muslim communities. There are also several Black British premiership footballers and millionaire British Asian businessmen and women who live in the constituency.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Altrincham and Sale West|
|Liberal Democrat||Jane Brophy||12,581||25.5||+3.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|General Election 2005: Altrincham and Sale West|
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Chappell||9,595||21.7||+7.3|
|General Election 2001: Altrincham and Sale West|
|Liberal Democrat||Christopher Gaskell||6,283||14.4||+1.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|General Election 1997: Altrincham and Sale West|
|Liberal Democrat||Marc Ramsbottom||6,535||12.6||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Anthony Landes||1,348||2.6||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Jonathan Stephens||313||0.6||N/A|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- "Prices surge in England's most expensive street". The Daily Telegraph (London). 8 March 2010.
- "Hale Jewish Community" About the Jewish Shule
- Trafford MBC (2006),"Hale Barns Ward Profile".
- Altrincham Muslim Association. "Our history in Hale". Retrieved 15 October 2010.
- Barry, Chris (5 February 2007). "From printing T-shirts to £30m food fortune". Manchester Evening News (M.E.N. Media).
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Altrincham and Sale West UKPOLLING