Altrincham and Sale West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Altrincham and Sale West (/ˈɒltrɪŋəmˌəndˈslˌwɛst/ (About this sound listen) is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Sir Graham Brady of the Conservative Party.

The 1995 Boundary Commission review led to its creation for the 1997 election largely from the old seat of Altrincham and Sale, and has been held since then by the Conservative Graham Brady, appointed by his colleagues the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee (2010 to date).

1997-2010: The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale, Mersey St Mary's, St. Martin's, Timperley, and Village.

2010–present: The Metropolitan Borough of Trafford wards of Altrincham, Ashton on Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, St Mary's, Timperley, and Village.

The constituency is one of three covering the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. It covers the south of the borough, covering the town of Altrincham and the west of Sale. It is bordered by the constituencies of Stretford and Urmston, Tatton, Warrington North, Warrington South, and Wythenshawe and Sale East.

The economy of the area is diverse and closely linked to the success of private business in the North West. From 2001-2010 it was the only Conservative seat in Greater Manchester and predecessor seats have always been Conservative, though in 1997 local grammar school-educated Graham Brady was elected on a tiny majority of 1500, which peaked at over 13,000 in 2015, only to be reduced in 2017 to 6,000. Trafford was one of 3 areas in Greater Manchester to vote Remain however Brady campaigned for Leave.

This page was last edited on 6 May 2018, at 19:01.
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