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Blackley and Broughton (UK Parliament constituency)

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

Blackley and Broughton /ˈblkli ænd brɔːtən/ is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its creation in 2010 by Graham Stringer of the Labour Party.[n 2]. He was first elected in 1997 for the former Manchester Blackley and prior to this was Leader of Manchester City Council.

Blackley and Broughton
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Blackley and Broughton in Greater Manchester.
Outline map
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
CountyGreater Manchester
Population110,754 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate69,006 (December 2010)[2]
Current constituency
Created2010
Member of ParliamentGraham Stringer (Labour)
Number of membersOne
Created fromManchester Blackley and part of Salford
Overlaps
European Parliament constituencyNorth West England

Contents

BoundariesEdit

 
Blackley and Broughton electoral wards - Broughton and Kersal part of Salford City Council (left) and Charlestown, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, and Higher Blackley part of Manchester City Council (right).

The City of Manchester wards of Charlestown, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, and Higher Blackley, and the City of Salford wards of Broughton and Kersal.

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.

Constituency profileEdit

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 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.

HistoryEdit

Results of the Incumbent party

Most of the area has been held by Labour since 1964.[3]

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.

A March 2017 by-election saw the Conservatives win 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

Turnout has risen to date, from 49.7% to 56.1% of electors.

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Graham Stringer Labour

ElectionsEdit

Elections in the 2010sEdit

Next United Kingdom general election: Blackley and Broughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Iain Donaldson
General election 2017: Blackley and Broughton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stringer 28,258 70.45 +8.55
Conservative David Goss 8,657 21.58 +6.58
UKIP Martin Power 1,825 4.55 -11.95
Liberal Democrat Richard Gadsden 737 1.84 -0.56
Green David Jones 462 1.15 -3.05
Christian Peoples Abi Ajoku 174 0.24 N/A
Majority 19,601 48.86 +3.36
Turnout 40,113 56.13 +4.53
Labour hold Swing +0.99
General election 2015: Blackley and Broughton[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stringer 22,982 61.9 +7.7
UKIP Martin Power 6,108 16.5 +13.8
Conservative Michelle Tanfield-Johnson 5,581 15.0 -3.3
Green David Jones 1,567 4.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Richard Gadsden 874 2.4 -11.9
Majority 16,874 45.5 +9.5
Turnout 37,112 51.6 +2.9
Labour hold Swing -3.0
General election 2010: Blackley and Broughton[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stringer 18,563 54.3 N/A
Conservative James Edsberg 6,260 18.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat William Hobhouse 4,861 14.2 N/A
BNP Derek Adams 2,469 7.2 N/A
Respect Kay Phillips 996 2.9 N/A
UKIP Robert Willescroft 894 2.6 N/A
Christian Shafiq uz Zaman 161 0.5 N/A
Majority 12,303 36.0
Turnout 34,204 49.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ A borough constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
References
  1. ^ "Blackley and Broughton: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ List of Labour MPs elected in 2015 by % majority UK Political.info. Retrieved 2017-03-29
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 3)
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Blackley & Broughton". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.

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