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|
Blackley and Broughton /
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 urban area with many small parks and two large green spaces, coupled with major roads. Heaton Park, 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 very 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 the Salford suburbs of Broughton and Kersal (in which the Conservative Vote is strong with two elected Conservative councillors). There is also a number of Irish and Other European residents.
The Constituency overall 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 good for the Party as they had started to make more ground in Manchester, as shown in vote share increases across the City, though Labour's vote and majority has also increased.
A March 2017 by-election saw a Conservative candidate gain the ward of Kersal within the constituency from Labour and in the 2018 Local Elections notably 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).
Turnout has risen to date, from 49.7% to 56.1% of electors.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Gadsden||737||1.84||-0.56|
|Christian Peoples||Abi Ajoku||174||0.24||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Richard Gadsden||874||2.4||-11.9|
|Liberal Democrat||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 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.