Blackley and Broughton (UK Parliament constituency)
|Blackley and Broughton|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Blackley and Broughton in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Population||110,754 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||69,006 (December 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|
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.
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.
|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.
- 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
Elections in the 2010s
|Christian Peoples||Abi Ajoku|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Gadsden|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Gadsden||874||2.4||-11.9|
|Liberal Democrat||William Hobhouse||4,861||14.2||-4.9|
|Christian||Shafiq uz Zaman||161||0.5||N/A|
|Labour gain, as new|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and references
- "Blackley and Broughton: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 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.
- Parish: Key Statistics: Economic. (2011 census) Retrieved 2016-05-04.
- List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-03-29
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Blackley and Broughton Constituency - Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 19 May 2017. Pdf.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Blackley & Broughton". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.