Blackley and Broughton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°30′36″N 2°12′07″W / 53.510°N 2.202°W / 53.510; -2.202

Blackley and Broughton
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Blackley and Broughton in Greater Manchester.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Population 110,754 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate 69,006 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of parliament Graham Stringer (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Manchester Blackley and part of Salford.
European Parliament constituency North West England

Blackley and Broughton /ˈblkli ænd brɔːtən/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Graham Stringer of the Labour Party.[n 2]


Blackley and Broughton electoral wards - Broughton and Kersal in the Salford City Council (left) and Charlestown, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, and Higher Blackley in the Manchester City Council (right).

The City of Manchester wards of Charlestown, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, and Higher Blackley, and the City of Salford wards of Broughton and Kersal.

Formed following the Boundary Commission for England's review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, this seat is a cross-border constituency with electoral wards from Salford City Council and Manchester City Council. The constituency of Blackley and Broughton is the successor seat to Manchester Blackley.

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat covers an urban area with many small parks, coupled with major roads and is hilly in the north and east. The 2011 census showed across the political division as drawn few households suffering multiple deprivation; lower amounts of deprivation or no deprivation were more common.

Households as at March 2011[3]
Status Number
Not Deprived in Any Dimension 12,536
Deprived in 1 Dimension 15,192
Deprived in 2 Dimensions 12,191
Deprived in 3 Dimensions 5,126
Deprived in 4 Dimensions 486


Results of the winning party

The area has been held by the Labour Party since the 1964 election (including predecessor seats). The 2015 result made the seat the 20th safest of Labour's 232 seats by percentage of majority.[4]

Results of other parties

The 2015 general election saw much more than the national average swing (+16.5%) to the UKIP candidate (compared with 9.5% nationwide), however Labour's candidate won more than thrice that share of the vote, scoring 61.9%. In the same election the area was one of several urban seats in which the Green Party achieved more than 4% of the vote and beat the Liberal Democrat candidate. The last time Conservatives fielded a candidate who achieved second place was in 2010.


Turnout has risen to date, from 49.7% to 51.6% of electors.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[5] Party
2010 Graham Stringer Labour


Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2017: Blackley and Broughton[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Christian Peoples Abi Ajoku
Liberal Democrat Richard Gadsden
Conservative David Goss
Green David Jones
UKIP Martin Power
Labour Graham Stringer
General Election 2015: Blackley and Broughton[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stringer 22,982 61.9 +7.7
UKIP Martin Power 6,108 16.5 +13.8
Conservative Michelle Tanfield-Johnson 5,581 15.0 -3.3
Green David Jones 1,567 4.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Richard Gadsden 874 2.4 -11.9
Majority 16,874 45.5 +9.5
Turnout 37,112 51.6 +2.9
Labour hold Swing -3.0
General Election 2010: Blackley and Broughton[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stringer* 18,563 54.3 -8.2
Conservative James Edsberg 6,260 18.3 +5.3
Liberal Democrat William Hobhouse 4,861 14.2 -4.9
BNP Derek Adams 2,469 7.2 N/A
Respect Kay Phillips 996 2.9 N/A
UKIP Robert Willescroft 894 2.6 -2.7
Christian Shafiq uz Zaman 161 0.5 N/A
Majority 12,303 36.0
Turnout 34,204 49.7 +3.8
Labour gain, as new
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

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. ^ "Blackley and Broughton: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 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. ^ Parish: Key Statistics: Economic. (2011 census) Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  4. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Retrieved 2017-03-29
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "Blackley and Broughton Constituency - Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 19 May 2017.  Pdf.
  7. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Blackley & Broughton". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 

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