Manchester Blackley (UK Parliament constituency)


Manchester Blackley (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Manchester, Blackley
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Manchester, Blackley in Greater Manchester for the 2005 general election.
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Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
1918 (1918)2010 (2010)
Number of members One
Replaced by Blackley and Broughton
European Parliament constituency North West England

Manchester, Blackley was a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. In boundary changes for the 2010 general election it was replaced by Blackley and Broughton.

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Boundaries

This constituency was one of Labour's safest seats, including as it did the overspill area of Blackley, and the deprived inner-city area of Harpurhey.

Boundary review

Following its review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England recommended modifications to the existing Manchester Blackley constituency.

From 2010 this seat was abolished, and its constituents form one part of the Blackley and Broughton seat with two electoral wards from Salford.

Members of Parliament

Election Member[1] Party
1918 Harold Briggs Conservative
1923 Philip Oliver Liberal
1924 Harold Briggs Conservative
1929 Philip Oliver Liberal
1931 John Lees-Jones Conservative
1945 Jack Diamond Labour
1951 Eric Johnson Conservative
1964 Paul Rose Labour
1979 Ken Eastham Labour
1997 Graham Stringer Labour
2010 constituency abolished: see Blackley and Broughton

Elections

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stringer 17,187 62.3 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Iain Donaldson 5,160 18.7 +7.3
Conservative Amar Ahmed 3,690 13.4 -1.0
UKIP Roger Bullock 1,554 5.6 +5.6
Majority 12,027 43.6
Turnout 27,591 45.8 +0.9
Labour hold Swing -7.0
General Election 2001: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stringer 18,285 68.9
Conservative Lance Stanbury 3,821 14.4
Liberal Democrat Gary Riding 3,015 11.4
Socialist Labour Kevin Barr 485 1.8
Socialist Alliance Karren Reissmann 461 1.7
Anti-Corruption Forum Aziz Bhatti 456 1.7
Majority 14,464 54.4
Turnout 44.9

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Stringer 25,042 70.04 +9.88
Conservative S Barclay 5,454 15.25 -12.55
Liberal Democrat S Wheale 3,937 11.01 -0.28
Referendum Party P Stayner 1,323 3.7 N/A
Majority 19,588 54.78 +22.42
General Election 1992:Manchester Blackley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Eastham 23,031 60.2 +7.7
Conservative WS Hobhouse 10,642 27.8 -1.0
Liberal Democrat SD Wheale 4,324 11.3 -7.5
Natural Law MP Kennedy 288 0.8 +0.8
Majority 12,389 32.4 +8.7
Turnout 38,285 69.3 -3.6
Labour hold Swing +4.4

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Eastham 22,476 52.43 +4.37
Conservative K Nath 12,354 28.82 -3.83
Social Democrat H Showman 8,041 18.76 N/A
Majority 10,122 23.61 +8.20
General Election 1983: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Eastham 20,132 48.06 -2.83
Conservative P Ridgway 13,676 32.65 +0.13
Liberal J Cookson 8,081 19.29 +5.05
Majority 6,456 15.41 -2.96

Elections in the 1970s

General Election 1979: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Eastham 20,346 50.38
Conservative A Green 15,842 39.23
Liberal J Ashley 3,868 9.58
National Front 386 0.81
General Election October 1974: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Rose 19,720 50.89 +4.09
Conservative A Lea 12,601 35.52 -0.98
Liberal D Jackson 5,517 14.24 -5.46
National Front H Andrew 914 2.36 N/A
Majority 7,119 18.37 +5.07
General Election Feb 1974: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Rose 19,369 46.80 -6.43
Conservative H Samuel 13,863 33.50 -13.27
Liberal H Roche 8,155 19.70 N/A
Majority 5,506 13.30 6.85
General Election 1970: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Rose 21,437 53.23 -1.20
Conservative A Macguire 18,838 46.77 +9.65
Majority 2,599 6.45 -8.86

Elections in the 1960s

General Election 1966: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Rose 21,571 54.43 +10.86
Conservative D C Stanley 15,271 37.12 -3.73
Liberal L G Bailey 4,297 10.45 -5.14
Majority 6,300 15.31 +12.59
General Election 1964: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Rose 19,570 43.57 +5.86
Conservative Eric Johnson 18,348 40.85 -6.13
Liberal M Hammond 7,002 15.59 +0.28
Majority 1,222 2.72

Elections in the 1950s

General Election 1959: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Johnson 22,163 46.98 -9.01
Labour R Chimes 17,790 37.71 -6.30
Liberal R M Hammond 7,223 15.31 N/A
Majority 4,373 9.27 -2.72
General Election 1955: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Johnson 23,395 55.99 +6.98
Labour John Diamond 19,959 44.01 -0.56
Majority 5,436 11.99 +7.55
General Election 1951: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Johnson 25,076 49.01 +6.83
Labour John Diamond 22,804 44.57 +2.31
Liberal F Smith 3,287 6.42 -8.03
Majority 2,272 4.44
General Election 1950: Manchester, Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Diamond 21,392 42.26 -2.41
Conservative R Jamieson 21,350 42.18 +8.50
Liberal H D Moore 7,317 14.45 -7.20
Communist B Ainley 562 1.11 N/A
Majority 42 0.08 -10.91

Elections in the 1940s

General Election 1945: Manchester, Blackley

Manchester County Borough wards of Blackley, Crumpsall and Moston

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Diamond 19,561 44.67
Conservative John Lees-Jones 14,747 33.68
Liberal Philip Milner Oliver 9,480 21.65
Majority 4,814 10.99

See also

  • List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester

Notes and references

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)
  2. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/ge92index.htm. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010. 

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