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Altrincham and Sale West
Borough constituency
Altrincham and Sale West shown within Greater Manchester, and Greater Manchester shown within England
Created: 1945, 1997
MP: Graham Brady
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Trafford
EP constituency: North West England

Altrincham and Sale West is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.



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 comprises the Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale, Mersey St. Mary's, St. Martin's, Timperley and Village wards of Trafford council.

The constituency contains some very affluent areas.


Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England has made minor alterations to the existing Altrincham and Sale West seat, with the creation of a seat with the following electoral wards:

  • Altrincham, Ashton upon Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, St Mary's, Timperley, and Village


The Altrincham and Sale constituency was created in 1945 from the larger constituency of Altrincham. In 1997, most of the constituency was incorporated into the newly created Altrincham and Sale West Constituency with a smaller area forming part of Wythenshawe and Sale East.

The seat has always elected a Conservative member. From 1945, it was represented by Frederick Erroll, a cabinet minister in Harold Macmillan's government, who was raised to the peerage in 1964. The ensuing by-election (held in 1965) was won by Anthony Barber, who served as Edward Heath's Chancellor of the Exchequer. Barber also entered the House of Lords, and at the October 1974 general election was succeeded by Fergus Montgomery, later Sir Fergus Montgomery. Montgomery held the seat until he retired in 1997. After the 1997 boundary changes, the constituency was taken by Graham Brady, who has held the seat since then. Since the 2001 election, it has been the only Conservative-held seat in Greater Manchester.

Members of Parliament

Election Member Party
1945 constituency created as "Altrincham and Sale"
1945 Frederick Erroll Conservative
1965 Anthony Barber Conservative
Oct 1974 Fergus Montgomery Conservative
1997 Constituency renamed "Altrincham and Sale West"
1997 Graham Brady Conservative

Election results

General Election 2010: Altrincham and Sale West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy
UKIP Steven Farnham
Labour Tom Ross
UK general election, 2005: Altrincham and Sale West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 20,569 46.4 +0.2
Labour John Stockton 13,410 30.3 -9.1
Liberal Democrat Ian Chappell 9,595 21.7 +7.3
UKIP Gary Peart 736 1.7 +1.7
Majority 7,159 16.2
Turnout 44,310 65.9 +5.6
Conservative hold Swing +4.7
UK general election, 2001: Altrincham and Sale West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 20,113 46.2 +3.0
Labour Jane Baugh 17,172 39.4 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Gaskell 6,283 14.4 +1.8
Majority 2,941 6.8
Turnout 43,568 60.3 -12.6
UK general election, 1997: Altrincham and Sale West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Brady 22,348 43.2  ?
Labour Jane Baugh 20,843 40.3  ?
Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom 6,535 12.6  ?
Referendum Party Anthony Landes 1,348 2.6  ?
ProLife Alliance Jonathan Stephens 313 0.6  ?
UKIP Richard Mrozinski 270 0.5  ?
Majority 1,505 2.9  ?
Turnout 51,782 73.3%  ?
Conservative hold Swing +4.7
UK general election, 1992: Altrincham and Sale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fergus Montgomery 29,066 54.7  ?
Labour Mary Atherton 12,275 23.1  ?
Liberal Democrat John Mulholland 11,601 21.8  ?
Natural Law John Renwick 212 0.4  ?
Majority 16,791 31.6  ?
Turnout 53,154 73.3%  ?
Conservative hold Swing

See also


Coordinates: 53°23′N 2°21′W / 53.39°N 2.35°W / 53.39; -2.35


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