Stretford and Urmston (UK Parliament constituency)
|Stretford and Urmston|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Stretford and Urmston in Greater Manchester.
Location of Greater Manchester within England.
|Electorate||70,520 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Kate Green (Labour)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Davyhulme, Stretford|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
It has been represented by the Labour Party since its creation in 1997, originally by Beverley Hughes, who stood down at the 2010 general election. Stretford and Urmston was created from significant parts of the former constituencies of Davyhulme - whose last member was the Conservative Winston Churchill (grandson of the former Prime Minister) and Stretford - whose last member was Tony Lloyd (Labour) who chaired the party while later the member for Manchester Central and was elected, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester in 2012 and since 2017, MP for Rochdale.
The Conservatives are strongest in Davyhulme and Flixton, whereas Urmston is often a marginal battle between them and Labour. These are mostly affluent residential areas, some of which were formerly part of Cheshire. The 2019 Local Elections saw most of these seats gained by Labour, giving them control of Trafford Council. The rest of the wards, which include Stretford and its suburbs, and the areas of Carrington and Partington (Bucklow-St Martins) are strongly Labour. There is significant commercial activity in the north-east of the seat along the ship canal at Trafford Park, which also includes the Trafford Centre, opened in 1998 and is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK.
The constituency is of approximately average scale in area for Greater Manchester, featuring several green spaces and is convenient for workers in both the cities of Salford and Manchester. It is also one of the only borough in Greater Manchester to retain state-funded Grammar Schools, two of which, Stretford Grammar and Urmston Grammar, are in this seat, with the rest being in Altrincham in the neighbouring seat.
As to other parties, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP are to date the only parties to have achieved the retention of deposit threshold of 5% of the vote, the former achieving a peak vote share of 16.9% in 2010.
Workless claimants, registered jobseekers, were in November 2012 higher the regional average of 4.4%, at 4.6% of the population based on a statistical compilation by The Guardian. This in turn is higher than the national average at the time of 3.8%
Members of ParliamentEdit
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Anna Fryer||1,001||2.0||-0.9|
|Christian Peoples||Rose Doman||122||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Louise Ankers||1,362||2.9||-14.0|
|Population Party UK||Paul Carson||83||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Stephen Cook||7,601||16.9||+3.0|
Elections in the 2000sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Faraz Bhatti||5,323||14.0||+4.0|
|Conservative||Jonathan D. Mackie||10,565||27.1||–3.4|
|Liberal Democrat||John R. Bridges||3,891||10.0||+1.8|
Elections in the 1990sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||John R. Bridges||3,978||8.2||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "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.
- Beverley Hughes to stand down as MP at general election, The Daily Telegraph, 2009-06-02, retrieved 2 June 2009
- "Final Recommendations for Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries in Greater Manchester", Boundary Commission for England (North West), Boundary Commission for England, 2006-07-19, archived from the original on 30 September 2007, retrieved 3 April 2007
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 5)
- "Stretford & Urmston parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Stretford & Urmston". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Stretford and Urmston, Guardian.co.uk, retrieved 7 April 2010
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.