Salford and Eccles (UK Parliament constituency)
|Salford and Eccles|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Salford and Eccles in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||76,863 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Hazel Blears (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
As Parliament accepted the Boundary Commission's Fifth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies (ended 2008) which created this constituency for the General Election 2010 Greater Manchester sustained the net loss of one seat before the 2010 election, the Salford and Eccles seat covers smaller versions of the predecessor seats.
The last MP for Salford was Hazel Blears whereas the last MP for Eccles was Ian Stewart. Hazel Blears was chosen as the Labour Party candidate to represent the new constituency at the 2010 general election.
The constituency has electoral wards:
Eccles was approximately bisected following the recommendations of the review; for its southern areas see Worsley and Eccles South.
In an effort to reignite business development after the wholesale essentials textiles manufacturing industry declined, at the heart of the City of Salford[n 3] this constituency is springing modern industries and services. Salford Quays became Britain's Media City as the home of the BBC in the North of England and the The University of Salford commenced a £150 million redevelopment in 2008.
- In statistics
The constituency consists of Census Output Areas of the City of Salford: a working population whose income is below the national average and higher than average reliance upon social housing. At the end of 2012 the unemployment rate in the constituency stood as 5.0% of the population claiming jobseekers allowance, compared to the regional average of 4.2%. The borough contributing to the bulk of the seat has a high 44.5% of its population without a car, a close-to-average 23.1% of the population without qualifications and a high 28.9% with level 4 qualifications or above. In terms of tenure only 37.8% of homes are owned outright or on a mortgage as at the 2011 census across the City.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2010: Salford and Eccles|
|Liberal Democrat||Norman Owen||10,930||26.3||+3.5|
|English Democrats||Stephen Morris||621||1.5||N/A|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2010 post-revision map Greater London and metropolitan areas of England
- 2001 Census
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- BBC - Election 2010 - Salford & Eccles