Altrincham and Sale West (UK Parliament constituency)


Altrincham and Sale West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Altrincham and Sale West
Map1 = AltrinchamSale
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = Borough
County = Trafford
Year = 1945, 1997
MP = Graham Brady
Party = Conservative
EP = North West England

Altrincham and Sale West is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

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 comprises the Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale, Mersey St. Mary's, St. Martin's, Timperley and Village wards of Trafford council.

The constituency contains some very affluent areas, notably Hale and Bowdon.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor alterations to the existing Altrincham and Sale West seat, with the creation of a seat with the following electoral wards:

*Altrincham, Ashton upon Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, St Mary’s, Timperley, and Village

History

The Altrincham and Sale constituency was established in 1945. In 1997, most of the constituency was incorporated into the newly created Altrincham and Sale West Constituency with a smaller area forming part of Wythenshawe and Sale East.

The seat has always elected a Conservative member. From 1945, it was represented by Frederick Erroll, a cabinet minister in Harold Macmillan's government, who was raised to the peerage in 1964. The ensuing by-election (held in 1965) was won by Anthony Barber, who served as Edward Heath's Chancellor of the Exchequer. Barber also entered the House of Lords, and at the October 1974 general election was succeeded by Fergus Montgomery, later Sir Fergus Montgomery. Montgomery held the seat until he retired in 1997. After the 1997 boundary changes, the constituency was taken by Graham Brady, who has held the seat since then. Since the 2001 election, it has been the only Conservative-held seat in Greater Manchester.

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Brady
votes = 20,569
percentage = 46.4
change = +0.2
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Stockton
votes = 13,410
percentage = 30.3
change = -9.1
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Ian Chappell
votes = 9,595
percentage = 21.7
change = +7.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Gary Peart
votes = 736
percentage = 1.7
change = +1.7
Election box majority
votes = 7,159
percentage = 16.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 44,310
percentage = 65.9
change = +5.6
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +4.7

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Brady
votes = 20,113
percentage = 46.2
change = +3.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jane Baugh
votes = 17,172
percentage = 39.4
change = -0.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Christopher Gaskell
votes = 6,283
percentage = 14.4
change = +1.8
Election box majority
votes = 2,941
percentage = 6.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 43,568
percentage = 60.3
change = -12.6

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Brady
votes = 22,348
percentage = 43.2
change = ?
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Jane Baugh
votes = 20,843
percentage = 40.3
change = ?
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Marc Ramsbottom
votes = 6,535
percentage = 12.6
change = ?
Election box candidate
party = Referendum (UK)
candidate = Anthony Landes
votes = 1,348
percentage = 2.6
change = ?
Election box candidate
party = ProLife Alliance
candidate = Jonathan Stephens
votes = 313
percentage = 0.6
change = ?
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Richard Mrozinski
votes = 270
percentage = 0.5
change = ?
Election box majority
votes = 1,505
percentage = 2.9
change = ?
Election box turnout
votes = 51,782
percentage = 73.3%
change = ?
Election box hold with party link
winner = Conservative Party (UK)
swing = +4.7

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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