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Altrincham and Sale West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24176 (48.95%)
Labour: 11073 (22.42%)
Liberal Democrat: 12581 (25.47%)
UKIP: 1563 (3.16%)
Majority: 11595 (23.48%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 20378 (47%)
Labour: 12888 (29.7%)
Liberal Democrat: 9397 (21.7%)
Other: 717 (1.7%)
Majority: 7489 (17.3%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 20569 (46.4%)
Labour: 13410 (30.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 9595 (21.7%)
UKIP: 736 (1.7%)
Majority: 7159 (16.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 20113 (46.2%)
Labour: 17172 (39.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 6283 (14.4%)
Majority: 2941 (6.8%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 22348 (43.2%)
Labour: 20843 (40.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 6535 (12.6%)
Referendum: 1348 (2.6%)
Other: 708 (1.4%)
Majority: 1505 (2.9%)

Boundary changes: only very minor boundary changes, losing part of the Bucklow St Martin ward to

Profile: Altrincham and Sale West is the only Conservative seat in Greater Manchester. Altrincham and Sale were both part of Cheshire until the local government re-organisation in 1974 . Both towns still have a Cheshire address, and still retain a grammar school system. The seat is extremely affluent and contains some of the wealthiest of Manchester`s suburbs such as Hale and Bowden. It also home to a large Jewish community. While the seat is safely Conservaitve there is significant Labour support there, drawing upon the council estates in places like Ashton upon Mer/p>

portraitCurrent MP: Graham Brady(Conservative) born 1967, Salford Educated at Altrincham Grammar and Durham University. Married with 2 children. Worked in Public Relations (for Shandwick) and the CPS. Brady first became involved in politics as a teenager, campaigning to save Grammar schools in Trafford. He was first elected in 1997, becoming the youngest Conservative MP at the time. He was appointed as a whip under William Hague before serving as education spokesman under Hague and IDS. In 2003 he became PPS to the then party leader, Michael Howard. He was shadow minister for Europe from 2005 until 2007, when he resigned after criticising the party`s policy on grammar schools (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitGraham Brady(Conservative) born 1967, Salford Educated at Altrincham Grammar and Durham University. Married with 2 children. Worked in Public Relations (for Shandwick) and the CPS. Brady first became involved in politics as a teenager, campaigning to save Grammar schools in Trafford. He was first elected in 1997, becoming the youngest Conservative MP at the time. He was appointed as a whip under William Hague before serving as education spokesman under Hague and IDS. In 2003 he became PPS to the then party leader, Michael Howard. He was shadow minister for Europe from 2005 until 2007, when he resigned after criticising the party`s policy on grammar schools (more information at They work for you)
portraitTom Ross (Labour) Educated at Altrincham Grammar School. Secretary of the local Labour association
portraitJane Brophy (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Chorlton High School and the University of Leeds. Nutritionist and researcher for The Vegetarian Society. Trafford councillor from 1999-2007. Contested Eccles 2005.
portraitKen Bullman (UKIP)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 88312
Male: 48.6%
Female: 51.4%
Under 18: 22.8%
Over 60: 21.8%
Born outside UK: 6.9%
White: 95.2%
Black: 0.5%
Asian: 2.2%
Mixed: 1.2%
Other: 0.9%
Christian: 76.7%
Hindu: 0.7%
Jewish: 2.4%
Muslim: 1.7%
Full time students: 2.8%
Graduates 16-74: 30.5%
No Qualifications 16-74: 20%
Owner-Occupied: 77.9%
Social Housing: 13% (Council: 7.8%, Housing Ass.: 5.2%)
Privately Rented: 7.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 5.9%

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