Blackley and Broughton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°30′36″N 2°12′07″W / 53.510°N 2.202°W / 53.510; -2.202

Blackley and Broughton
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Blackley and Broughton in Greater Manchester.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Population 110,754 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 69,006 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Graham Stringer (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Manchester Blackley and part of Salford.
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Blackley and Broughton /ˈblkli ænd brɔːtən/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Graham Stringer of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Boundaries[edit]

Formed following the Boundary Commission for England's review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, this seat is a cross-border constituency with electoral wards from Salford and Manchester. The constituency of Blackley and Broughton is the successor seat to Manchester Blackley

  • From the city of Salford, the wards of: Broughton, and Kersal.
  • From the city of Manchester, the wards of: Charlestown, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, and Higher Blackley.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
2010 Graham Eric Stringer Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Blackley and Broughton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stringer 22,982 61.9 +7.7
UKIP Martin Power 6,108 16.5 +13.8
Conservative Michelle Tanfield-Johnson 5,581 15.0 -3.3
Green David Jones 1,567 4.2 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Richard Gadsden 874 2.4 -11.9
Majority 16,874 45.5
Turnout 37,112 51.6
Labour hold Swing
General Election 2010: Blackley and Broughton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stringer* 18,563 54.3 -8.2
Conservative James Edsberg 6,260 18.3 +5.3
Liberal Democrat William Hobhouse 4,861 14.2 -4.9
BNP Derek Adams 2,469 7.2 N/A
Respect Kay Phillips 996 2.9 N/A
UKIP Robert Willescroft 894 2.6 -2.7
Christian Shafiq uz Zaman 161 0.5 N/A
Majority 12,303 36.0
Turnout 34,204 49.7 +3.8
Labour gain, as new
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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. ^ "Blackley and Broughton: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  4. ^ "Blackley & Broughton". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Blackley and Broughton UKPOLLING

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