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)|
|Major settlements||Altrincham, Hale, Sale, Timperley|
|Member of Parliament||Sir Graham Brady (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Altrincham & Sale, Davyhulme|
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 small majority of 1,500, which peaked at over 13,000 in 2015, was reduced in 2017 to just under 7,000, and fell further to 6,139 in 2019. Trafford was one of 3 areas in Greater Manchester to vote Remain in the EU referendum. However, Brady campaigned to 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
|Liberal Democrats||Angela Smith||6,036||11.0||3.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Brophy||4,051||7.7||0.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Brophy||4,235||8.4||−17.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Jane Brophy||12,581||25.5||+3.6|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Ian Chappell||9,595||21.7||+7.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Christopher Gaskell||6,283||14.4||+1.8|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Marc Ramsbottom||6,535||12.6|
|ProLife Alliance||Jonathan Stephens||313||0.6|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 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 (17 November 2010). "Unemployment claimants by constituency". The Guardian.
- "The five most expensive streets in Altrincham (and what it will cost to live there)". Messenger Newspapers. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
- 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)
- 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.