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
|Population||96,591 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||72,008 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Sir 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 2019).
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 is bordered by the constituencies of Stretford and Urmston, Tatton, Warrington North, Warrington South, and Wythenshawe and Sale East.
The economy of the area is diverse and closely linked to the success of private business in the North West. From 2001-2010 it was the only Conservative seat in Greater Manchester and predecessor seats have always been Conservative, though in 1997 local grammar school-educated Graham Brady was elected on a tiny majority of 1500, which peaked at over 13,000 in 2015, only to be reduced in 2017 to 6,000. Trafford was one of 3 areas in Greater Manchester to vote Remain however Brady campaigned for Leave.
A highly affluent area, workless claimants who were registered jobseekers, in November 2012, were a lower proportion of Altrincham 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.
There are some Labour councillors in Broadheath, and the Liberal Democrats have support in Timperley and Village, but the constituency includes the most expensive residential streets outside of South-East England, typified by areas like Bowdon and Hale Barns, which are safely Conservative. There are also several Black British premiership footballers and millionaire British Asian businessmen and women who live in the constituency.
Members of Parliament
|1997||Sir Graham Brady||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Independent||Iram Altaf Kiani|
|Liberal Democrat||Angela Christine Smith|
|Liberal Democrat||Jane Brophy||4,051||7.7||0.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Jane Brophy||4,235||8.4||−17.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Jane Brophy||12,581||25.5||+3.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Ian Chappell||9,595||21.7||+7.3|
|Liberal Democrat||Christopher Gaskell||6,283||14.4||+1.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Marc Ramsbottom||6,535||12.6||N/A|
|ProLife Alliance||Jonathan Stephens||313||0.6||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Inman, Phillip. "Unemployment claimants by constituency". The Guardian.
- "Prices surge in England's most expensive street". The Daily Telegraph. London. 8 March 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)
- "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
- Eccles, Mari (14 November 2019). "Who are the Trafford General Election 2019 candidates?". Manchester Evening News.
- Pack, Mark (11 October 2019). "A sign of the Liberal Democrat ambition for the next general election". Mark Pack.
- Bloom, Dan (7 June 2017). "Here is every single 2017 general election candidate in a plain text list". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Altrincham & Sale West". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.