Manchester Central (UK Parliament constituency)


Manchester Central (UK Parliament constituency)

Coordinates: 53°28′08″N 2°14′24″W / 53.469°N 2.240°W / 53.469; -2.240

Manchester Central
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Manchester Central in Greater Manchester.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 89,519 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 1974 (1974)
Member of Parliament Tony Lloyd (Labour)
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Manchester Central is a borough 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. The constituency has always been a safe Labour seat. The current MP is Tony Lloyd who was first elected in 1997.

Contents

Boundaries

The electoral wards used in the modified Central seat are:

Moston, Ancoats and Clayton, Ardwick, Bradford, City Centre, Hulme, Moss Side, Miles Platting and Newton Heath and Whalley Range.

Unemployment

In 2009, during the depth of the current recession, it was reported that Manchester Central has the second highest unemployment rate in Britain at 15%. Only Ladywood in Birmingham (20%) has a higher unemployment rate. [1]

Members of Parliament

Election Member[2] Party
Feb 1974 Harold Lever Labour
1979 by-election Bob Litherland Labour
1997 Tony Lloyd Labour

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General Election 2010: Manchester Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Lloyd 21,059 52.7 −6.6
Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom 10,620 26.6 +5.6
Conservative Suhail Rahuja 4,704 11.8 +1.3
BNP Tony Trebilock 1,636 4.1 +4.1
Green Gayle O'Donovan 915 2.3 −1.9
UKIP Nicola Weatherill 607 1.5 −0.3
Socialist Labour Ron Sinclair 153 0.4 −0.2
Independent John Cartwright 120 0.3 N/A
Workers Revolutionary Jonty Leff 50 0.1 N/A
Socialist Equality Robert Skelton 54 0.1 N/A
Majority 10,430 26.1
Turnout 39,927 46.7 +4.9
Labour hold Swing −6.1

Elections in the 2000s

General Election 2005: Manchester Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Lloyd 16,993 58.1 –10.6
Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom 7,217 24.7 +9.0
Conservative Tom Jackson 2,504 8.6 –0.4
Green Steven Durrant 1,292 4.4 +0.5
National Front Richard Kemp 421 1.4 N/A
Independent Progressive Labour Damien O’Connor 382 1.3 N/A
UKIP John Whittaker 272 0.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Ronald Sinclair 183 0.6 –1.3
Majority 9,776 33.4
Turnout 29,264 42.0 +2.9
Labour hold Swing –9.8
General Election 2001: Manchester Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Lloyd 17,812 68.7 –2.3
Liberal Democrat Phil Hobson 4,070 15.7 +3.4
Conservative Aaron Powell 2,328 9.0 –2.8
Green Vanessa Hall 1,018 3.9 N/A
Socialist Labour Ron Sinclair 484 1.9 –0.5
ProLife Alliance Terrenia Brosnan 216 0.8 N/A
Majority 13,742 53.0
Turnout 25,928 39.1 –12.6
Labour hold Swing –3.9

Elections in the 1990s

General Election 1997: Manchester Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Lloyd 23,803 71.0 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Alison Firth 4,121 12.3 +2.5
Conservative Simon McIlwane 3,964 11.8 −4.7
Socialist Labour Francis Rafferty 810 2.4 N/A
Referendum Party Bill Maxwell 742 2.2 N/A
Communist League Timothy Rigby 97 0.3 –0.2
Majority 19,682 58.7
Turnout 33,537 52.6 –4.3
Labour hold Swing +1.5
General Election 1992: Manchester Central[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Litherland 23,336 72.7 +4.5
Conservative Peter Davies 5,299 16.5 −2.3
Liberal Democrat Mark Clayton 3,151 9.8 −3.2
Natural Law Vivienne Mitchell 167 0.5 N/A
Communist League Andy Buchanan 167 0.5 N/A
Majority 18,037 56.2 +6.8
Turnout 32,120 56.9 -7.0
Labour hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1980s

General Election 1987: Manchester Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Litherland 27,428 68.2 +2.9
Conservative Matthew Banks 7,561 18.8 -2.4
Social Democrat B McColgan 5,250 13.0 +1.2
Majority 19,867 49.4 +5.3
Turnout 40,239 63.9 +3.3
Labour hold Swing +2.7
General Election 1983: Manchester Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bob Litherland 27,353 65.3
Conservative D. Eager 8,868 21.2
Social Democrat A. Ahmad 4,956 11.8
National Front A. Coles 729 1.7
Majority 18,485 44.1
Turnout 41,906 60.6
Labour hold Swing

See also

  • List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
  3. ^ Manchester Central UK Polling
  4. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge92/i14.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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