Hazel Grove

2015 Result:
Conservative: 17882 (41.4%)
Labour: 7584 (17.5%)
Lib Dem: 11330 (26.2%)
Green: 1140 (2.6%)
UKIP: 5283 (12.2%)
MAJORITY: 6552 (15.2%)

Category: Semi-marginal Conservative seat

Geography: North West, Greater Manchester. Part of the Stockport council area.

Main population centres: Hazel Grove, Romiley, Marple, Bredbury, Mellor.

Profile: A suburban seat that makes up the south-eastern corner of Greater Manchester and leads up into the pennine hills at its eastern end. It is a middle of the road commuter area with a high proportion of owner-occupiers.

Politics: Hazel Grove has a long history of Liberal strength. It was created in February 1974, carved out of the old Cheadle seat that had been won by the Liberals in 1966. The sitting MP for Cheadle Michael Winstanley followed the Liberal areas of his constitiuency into the new Hazel Grove seat and was the MP here for the short Parliament between February and October 74, before losing to the Conservative Tom Arnold. Arnold was MP here for 23 years, but for much of it his majority over the Liberals was only wafer thin, only 2022 in 1983, 1840 in 1987 and 929 in 1992. When it finally fell to the Liberal Democrats it did so convincingly, and remained there until 2015.


Current MP
WILLIAM WRAGG (Conservative) Former teacher. Stockport councillor. First elected as MP for Hazel Grove in 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 14114 (34%)
Lab: 5234 (12%)
LDem: 20485 (49%)
UKIP: 2148 (5%)
MAJ: 6371 (15%)
2005*
Con: 11607 (30%)
Lab: 6834 (17%)
LDem: 19355 (49%)
UKIP: 1321 (3%)
MAJ: 7748 (20%)
2001
Con: 11585 (30%)
Lab: 6230 (16%)
LDem: 20020 (52%)
UKIP: 643 (2%)
MAJ: 8435 (22%)
1997
Con: 15069 (31%)
Lab: 5882 (12%)
LDem: 26883 (54%)
Oth: 451 (1%)
MAJ: 11814 (24%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
WILLIAM WRAGG (Conservative) Teacher. Stockport councillor.
MICHAEL TAYLOR (Labour) Consultant and former journalist.
LISA SMART (Liberal Democrat) Former charity chief executive. Contested Wandsworth and Merton 2012 London Assembly election.
DARRAN PALMER (UKIP)
GRAHAM REID (Green)
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Comments - 252 Responses on “Hazel Grove”
  1. They are:-
    Norman Lamont
    David Evans
    Edward Leighton
    Tony Marlow
    Teresa Gorman
    Sir Teddy Taylor
    Christopher Gill
    Andrew Hargreaves
    Sir Tom Arnold
    Bill Walker
    Roger Knapman
    Graham Riddick
    Paul Marland
    Walter Sweeney
    Iain Duncan-Smith
    John Wilkinson
    John Butcher
    John Townend
    David Martin
    Julian Brazier
    Barry Legg
    Barry Field
    John Carlisle
    Sir George Gardiner
    Michael Trend
    Richard Shepherd
    Nicholas Winterton
    Ann Winterton
    Neil Hamilton
    Hartley Booth
    Allan Stewart
    Rod Richards
    Roger Evans
    Iain Sproatley
    Rupert Allan
    Sir Rhodes Boyson
    Harry Greenway
    Toby Jessel
    Dr Ian Twinn
    Patrick Nicholls
    Dr Liam Fox
    Sir GĂ©rard Vaughan
    John Watts
    Eric Forth
    John Horam
    Piers Merchant
    Dr Michael Clark
    David Porter
    Sir Peter Fry
    John Biffen
    Robert Hicks*(Heseltine supporter)
    Michael Mates*(Heseltine supporter)
    RI chard Ottaway*(Heseltine supporter)
    Dr Keith Hampson*(Heseltine supporter)
    Sir Paul Beresford
    David Congdon
    Nicholas Hawkins
    Andrew Robathan
    David Wilshire
    Kenneth Baker
    John Patten
    Michael Fabricant
    Warren Hawksley
    Roy Thomas on
    Iain Mills
    Den Dover

  2. The ones with the asterisks were supporters of Michael Heseltine who voted tactically for Redwood to precipitate a second ballot.

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