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.
County Greater Manchester
Population 96,591 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 72,008 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 1997
Member of parliament Graham Brady (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Altrincham & Sale
European Parliament constituency North West England

Altrincham and Sale West (Listeni/ˈɒltrɪŋəmˌəndˈslˌwɛst/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Graham Brady of the Conservative Party.[n 2]


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 date).


1997-2004: The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale, Mersey St Mary's, St Martin's, Timperley, and Village.

2004–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Ashton upon 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.

Workless claimants who were registered jobseekers, in November 2012, were a lower proportion of Altincham 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]

The constituency includes the most expensive residential streets outside of South-East England.[4] 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 Graham Brady Conservative


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Altrincham and Sale West[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 26,771 53.0 +4.0
Labour James Wright 13,481 26.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrat 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 +3.9
Majority 13,290 26.3
Turnout 50,517 70.2
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 2010: Altrincham and Sale West[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 24,176 48.9 +1.9
Liberal Democrat 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 23.5
Turnout 49,393 69.3 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Altrincham and Sale West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 20,569 46.4 +0.2
Labour John Stockton 13,410 30.3 −9.1
Liberal Democrat Ian Chappell 9,595 21.7 +7.3
UKIP Gary Peart 736 1.7 +1.7
Majority 7,159 16.2
Turnout 44,310 65.9 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing +4.7
General Election 2001: Altrincham and Sale West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 20,113 46.2 +3.0
Labour Jane Baugh 17,172 39.4 −0.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gaskell 6,283 14.4 +1.8
Majority 2,941 6.8
Turnout 43,568 60.3 −12.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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.
  1. ^ "Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
  4. ^ "Prices surge in England's most expensive street". The Daily Telegraph (London). 8 March 2010. 
  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)[self-published source][better source needed]
  7. ^ "Altrincham & Sale West". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Altrincham and Sale West UKPOLLING

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