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Manchester, Blackley
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
The Conservatives once again won no wards at all and returned a zero number of councillors to Manchester City Council in the latest elections there in May 2000. The great north-western city will again return a full slate of Labour MPs at the next General Election. It is hard now to remember that, as in Liverpool, the Tories held a number of parliamentary seats here back in the 1950s, including Blackley in the north east of the city, when Labour's majority is now over 50pc of all the votes cast, the normal benchline for a super-safe seat.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Graham Stringer, a tall, burly, poker-faced former leader of Manchester Council, is a recycled hard leftwinger-turned-New-Labour Minister, currently in the Cabinet Office. Elected here in 1997, he was Manchester-born in 1950 and educated at Merton Brock High School and Sheffield University. An energetic defender of Manchester commercial interests when Council leader, he backs elected Mayors but opposes regional government as a threat to big city power. An effective ward-heeler and local party manager, he vigorously backs expansion of Manchester airport to the dismay of Martin Bellís Cheshire gin-and-Jag-belt constituents. He takes a lot of interest in sport.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.06% 14.99% 0.40
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.55% 2.49% 22.27
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.49% 4.43% 11.11
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 1.38% 7.27% 18.96
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 0.75% 2.56% 29.44
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.00% 2.04% 0.00
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 3.94% 3.94% 99.98
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 8.44% 13.04% 64.71
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 24.98% 12.70% 196.65
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.67% 8.14% 94.21
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.18% 4.02% 54.17
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 2.22% 3.19% 69.66
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 29.65% 11.31% 262.16
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 7.27% 3.06% 237.57
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 5.00% 2.52% 198.59
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 5.35% 2.10% 254.67
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.06% 0.06% 88.61
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
£0-5K 15.30% 9.41% 162.57
£5-10K 23.25% 16.63% 139.78
£10-15K 19.75% 16.58% 119.10
£15-20K 13.84% 13.58% 101.89
£20-25K 9.13% 10.39% 87.82
£25-30K 5.93% 7.77% 76.33
£30-35K 3.88% 5.79% 66.91
£35-40K 2.56% 4.33% 59.13
£40-45K 1.72% 3.27% 52.66
£45-50K 1.17% 2.48% 47.24
£50-55K 0.81% 1.90% 42.67
£55-60K 0.57% 1.47% 38.78
£60-65K 0.41% 1.15% 35.45
£65-70K 0.30% 0.91% 32.58
£70-75K 0.22% 0.72% 30.10
£75-80K 0.16% 0.57% 27.93
£80-85K 0.12% 0.46% 26.02
£85-90K 0.09% 0.37% 24.34
£90-95K 0.07% 0.31% 22.84
£95-100K 0.05% 0.25% 21.51
£100K + 0.22% 1.34% 16.03

Local Map of the constituency
Manchester, Blackley - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Manchester, Blackley - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (7.84%) Liberal Democrat (0.01%)
Conservative (- 10.75%)
Liberal Democrat (0.36%)
Conservative (-  0.85%) Labour (-  1.10%)
Con - 10.75%
Lab 7.84%
LD 0.01%
Con - 0.85%
Lab - 1.10%
LD 0.36%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Graham Stringer
Labour hold
Con Conservative (14.41%) 3,821 14.41%
Lab Labour (68.94%) 18,285 68.94%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.37%) 3,015 11.37%
Oth Other (5.29%) 1,402 5.29%
Maj Majority (54.53%) 14,464 54.53%
Turn Turnout (44.87%) 26,523 44.87%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Graham Stringer
Labour hold
SL Kevin Barr 485 1.83%
AC Aziz Bhatti 456 1.72%
SA Karen Reissmann 461 1.74%
LD Gary Riding 3,015 11.37%
C Lance Stanbury 3,821 14.41%
L Graham Stringer 18,285 68.94%
Candidates representing 6 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Graham Stringer
Labour
Con Conservative (15.25%) 5,454 15.25%
Lab Labour (70.04%) 25,042 70.04%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.01%) 3,937 11.01%
Ref Referendum (3.70%) 1,323 3.70%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (54.78%) 19,588 54.78%
Turn Turnout (57.46%) 35,756 57.46%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (26.00%) 11,285 26.00%
Lab Labour (62.20%) 26,977 62.20%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.00%) 4,786 11.00%
Oth Other (0.80%) 342 0.80%
Maj Majority (36.20%) 15,692 36.20%
Turn Turnout (66.43%) 43,390 66.43%

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