Altrincham and Sale West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Altrincham and Sale West
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Altrincham and Sale West in Greater Manchester
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Location of Greater Manchester within England
CountyGreater Manchester
Population96,591 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate72,008 (December 2010)[2]
Major settlementsAltrincham, Hale, Sale, Timperley
Current constituency
Created1997
Member of ParliamentSir Graham Brady (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created fromAltrincham & Sale, Davyhulme

Altrincham and Sale West (/ˈɒltrɪŋəm/ (About this soundlisten)) is a constituency[n 1] in Greater Manchester. It has been represented since its 1997 creation by Sir Graham Brady, a member of the Conservative Party.[n 2]

History[edit]

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).

Boundaries[edit]

1997–2010: The Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale, Mersey St Mary's, St Martin's, Timperley, and Village.

2010–present: The Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Ashton on Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, St Mary's, Timperley, and Village.

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.

Constituency profile[edit]

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.[3]

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,[4] 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.[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[6] Party
1997 Sir Graham Brady Conservative

Elections[edit]

Altrincham and Sale West election results.

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General election 2019: Altrincham and Sale West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 26,311 48.0 Decrease3.0
Labour Andrew Western 20,172 36.8 Decrease2.0
Liberal Democrats Angela Smith 6,036 11.0 Increase3.3
Green Geraldine Coggins 1,566 2.9 Increase1.0
Liberal Neil Taylor 454 0.8 Increase0.2
Independent Iram Kiani 224 0.4 New
Majority 6,139 11.2 Decrease1.0
Turnout 54,763 74.9 Increase2.8
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.48
General election 2017: Altrincham and Sale West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 26,933 51.0 Decrease2.0
Labour Andrew Western 20,507 38.8 Increase12.1
Liberal Democrats Jane Brophy 4,051 7.7 Decrease0.7
Green Geraldine Coggins 1,000 1.9 Decrease2.0
Liberal Neil Taylor 299 0.6 New
Majority 6,426 12.2 Decrease14.1
Turnout 52,790 72.1 Increase2.9
Conservative hold Swing Decrease7.1
General election 2015: Altrincham and Sale West[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 26,771 53.0 +4.1
Labour James Wright 13,481 26.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Jane Brophy 4,235 8.4 −17.1
UKIP Chris Frost 4,047 8.0 +4.8
Green Nick Robertson-Brown 1,983 3.9 New
Majority 13,290 26.3 +2.9
Turnout 50,517 70.2 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing -0.15
General election 2010: Altrincham and Sale West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 24,176 48.9 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Jane Brophy 12,581 25.5 +3.6
Labour Tom Ross 11,073 22.4 −7.0
UKIP Kenneth Bullman 1,563 3.2 +1.5
Majority 11,595 23.4 +7.2
Turnout 49,393 69.3 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing -0.85

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General election 2005: Altrincham and Sale West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 20,569 46.4 +0.2
Labour John Stockton 13,410 30.3 −9.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Chappell 9,595 21.7 +7.3
UKIP Gary Peart 736 1.7 New
Majority 7,159 16.1 +9.3
Turnout 44,310 65.9 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing +4.7
General election 2001: Altrincham and Sale West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 20,113 46.2 +3.0
Labour Jane Baugh 17,172 39.4 −0.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher Gaskell 6,283 14.4 +1.8
Majority 2,941 6.8 +3.9
Turnout 43,568 60.3 −13.0
Conservative hold Swing +1.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General election 1997: Altrincham and Sale West[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 22,348 43.2
Labour Jane Baugh 20,843 40.3
Liberal Democrats Marc Ramsbottom 6,535 12.6
Referendum Anthony Landes 1,348 2.6
ProLife Alliance Jonathan Stephens 313 0.6
UKIP Richard Mrozinski 270 0.5
Majority 1,505 2.9
Turnout 51,782 73.3
Conservative win (new seat)

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. ^ "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Inman, Phillip (17 November 2010). "Unemployment claimants by constituency". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "The five most expensive streets in Altrincham (and what it will cost to live there)". Messenger Newspapers. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  5. ^ Barry, Chris (5 February 2007). "From printing T-shirts to £30m food fortune". Manchester Evening News. M.E.N. Media.
  6. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)
  7. ^ https://www.trafford.gov.uk/about-your-council/elections/docs/Parliamentary-General-Election-2019/Statement-of-Persons-Nominated-and-Notice-of-Poll-Altrincham-and-Sale-West.pdf
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Altrincham & Sale West". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

Coordinates: 53°23′N 2°21′W / 53.39°N 2.35°W / 53.39; -2.35