Stretford and Urmston (UK Parliament constituency)
|Stretford and Urmston|
|for the House of Commons|
Boundary of Stretford and Urmston in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||70,520 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Kate Green (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Davyhulme, Stretford|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Represented by the Labour Party since its creation in 1997, originally by Beverley Hughes, who stood down at the 2010 general election, Stretford and Urmston was created from significant parts of the former constituencies of Davyhulme - whose last member was the Conservative Winston Churchill (grandson of the Prime Minister) and Stretford - who last member was Tony Lloyd (Labour) who chaired the party while later the member for Manchester Central and was elected by the people, in 2012, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester.
- Bucklow-St Martins
- Davyhulme East
- Davyhulme West
- Gorse Hill
As of 2000, the total electorate for the constituency was 72,414.
The Conservatives are strongest in Davyhulme and Flixton, whereas Urmston is often a marginal battle between them and Labour. The rest of the wards, which include Stretford and its suburbs, and the areas of Carrington and Partington (Bucklow-St Martins) are strongly Labour.
As to other parties, the Liberal Democrats are to date the only party to have achieved the retention of deposit threshold of 5% of the vote, however have not exceeded 16% of the vote.
The constituency is of approximately average scale in area for Greater Manchester, featuring several green spaces and is convenient for workers in both the cities of Salford and Manchester as well as near to the Trafford Centre.
Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 higher the regional average of 4.4%, at 4.6% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian. This in turn is higher than the national average at the time of 3.8%
Members of Parliament
|General Election 2010: Stretford and Urmston|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Cook||7,601||16.9||+3|
|General Election 2005: Stretford and Urmston|
|Liberal Democrat||Faraz Bhatti||5,323||14.0||+4.0|
|General Election 2001: Stretford and Urmston|
|Conservative||Jonathan D. Mackie||10,565||27.1||–3.4|
|Liberal Democrat||John R. Bridges||3,891||10.0||+1.8|
|General Election 1997: Stretford and Urmston|
|Conservative||John Raymond Gregory||14,840||30.5||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||John R. Bridges||3,978||8.2||N/A|
|Referendum Party||Miss Caroline Dore||1,397||2.9||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Beverley Hughes to stand down as MP at general election, The Daily Telegraph, 2009-06-02, retrieved 2 June 2009
- "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in Greater Manchester", Boundary Commission for England (North West) (Boundary Commission for England), 2006-07-19, retrieved 3 April 2007
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Stretford and Urmston, Guardian.co.uk, retrieved 7 April 2010