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)|
|Major settlements||Blackley, Broughton, Moston|
|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 / / is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.[n 2]. He was first elected in 1997 for the former Manchester Blackley and prior to this was Leader of Manchester City Council.
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.
This is the only seat other than Cities of London and Westminster in Central London that covers two cities, Manchester and Salford.
The seat covers a mostly residential area, major roads with many small parks and two large green spaces, Heaton Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Europe which hosts the annual Parklife concert and Boggart Hole Clough a large ancient woodland in Blackley towards the east. A diverse constituency which stretches from the city centre's outskirts (Manchester Arena is in this seat), featuring an Asian population in Cheetham and Orthodox Jewish populations in parts of Crumpsall and the Salford suburbs of Broughton and Kersal.
There is also an above-average number of Irish (the Irish World Heritage Centre is based in this seat).
Blackley itself is a mostly owner occupied, suburban residential area at the northern half of the seat, while the inner-city Harpurhey district (closer to Manchester City Centre) is Mostly Social housing and has faced problems with deprivation.
The Constituency voted Leave in the European referendum in 2016 and The incumbent, Graham Stringer is a prominent Vote leave campaigner and has displayed dismay at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party.
- Results of the Incumbent party
Most of the area has been held by Labour since 1964.
- Results of other parties
The Conservatives came second in 2017, with 21.6% of the vote, a 7% increase. This result was reflected in vote share increases all over the city.
A March 2017 by-election saw the Conservatives win the ward of Kersal within the constituency from Labour and in the 2018 Local Elections another Conservative candidate was elected meaning the Conservatives now hold 2/3 Salford City Council seats in the area.
The 2015 general election saw much more than the national average swing (+16.5%) to the UKIP candidate (compared with 9.5% nationwide). UKIP came second, beating the Conservatives.
At the 2019 General Election, turnout fell by 3.3% to 52.8%, for the first time since the constituency was created in 2010. Having risen from 49.7% in 2015 and to 56.1% of electors in 2017.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Brexit Party||James Buckley||2,736||7.1||n/a|
|Liberal Democrats||Iain Donaldson||1,590||4.1||2.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Gadsden||737||1.84||-0.56|
|Christian Peoples Alliance||Abi Ajoku||174||0.24||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Richard Gadsden||874||2.4||-11.9|
|Liberal Democrats||William Hobhouse||4,861||14.2||N/A|
|Christian||Shafiq uz Zaman||161||0.5||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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.
- 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)
- "Blackley & Broughton Parliamentary constituency". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
- "Blackley and Broughton Constituency - Statement of Persons Nominated & Notice of Poll". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Archived from the original on 15 May 2017. 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.