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Wythenshawe & Sale East
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
Two disparate areas make up this new Greater Manchester division, first fought in 1997, but one is dominant. Wythenshawe is a huge council estate built in the 1930s on land which was brought within the city boundaries, but which is a good many miles south of Piccadilly. It has had its social problems, not unknown in planned public housing developments, and is very solidly Labour, having formed the basis of its own constituency which elected Alf Morris, from a well known local family and a renowned national campaigner for the disabled, for 33 years from 1964. Manchester was clearly too large to maintain its representation of five full seats, but after an inquiry in 1993 the Boundary Commission reverse its original decision to break up Wythenshawe, and instead kept it together but added three wards from the eastern side of Sale: Priory, Brooklands and Sale Moor. Sale is a middle class Cheshire commuting belt town and as different from Wythenshawe as one can find in one region. But this was less of a merger than a take-over, and with the swing to Labour in 1997 Paul Goggins won by a clear 15,000.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Paul Goggins, a Catholic social worker, was elected in 1997. PPS to Health Minister John Denham, he was born in 1953 and educated at St Bede's (RC) Grammar School, Manchester, Ushaw (RC) College, Durham and Manchester Polytechnic. Originally a child care social worker with the Liverpool Catholic Archdiocese, he ran a children's home in Wigan for eight years, was Project Director for the (Methodist-run) NCH Action for Children for five years, and Director of Church Action on Poverty for eight years, doubling-up in the last post as a Salford City councillor. A stalwart of the Christian Socialist Movement at a time when most Labour activists are embarrassed about, if not hostile to, religion, he has appeared on BBC Radio 5's 'Thought for the Day', to declare that "the heart of religion is a concern for justice". Impeccably loyal, he backed lone parent benefit cuts without being able to tell left-winger John McDonnell where they were promised in Labour's Manifesto, and backs expansion of Manchester Airport against the opposition from Cheshire's stockbroker belt NIMBY voters.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 11.10% 14.99% 74.03
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.12% 2.49% 44.89
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.56% 4.43% 12.67
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 2.61% 7.27% 35.90
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 1.45% 2.56% 56.49
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.99% 2.04% 48.59
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.96% 3.94% 24.34
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 12.46% 13.04% 95.54
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.53% 12.70% 43.50
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 7.42% 8.14% 91.11
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 0.48% 4.02% 12.03
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 6.37% 3.19% 199.93
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 32.79% 11.31% 289.90
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 4.03% 3.06% 131.59
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 12.10% 2.52% 480.50
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.03% 0.06% 55.79
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 12.93% 9.41% 137.34
5-10K 20.75% 16.63% 124.75
10-15K 18.43% 16.58% 111.15
15-20K 13.60% 13.58% 100.15
20-25K 9.54% 10.39% 91.80
25-30K 6.64% 7.77% 85.43
30-35K 4.66% 5.79% 80.47
35-40K 3.31% 4.33% 76.48
40-45K 2.39% 3.27% 73.17
45-50K 1.75% 2.48% 70.37
50-55K 1.29% 1.90% 67.92
55-60K 0.97% 1.47% 65.76
60-65K 0.73% 1.15% 63.81
65-70K 0.56% 0.91% 62.04
70-75K 0.43% 0.72% 60.41
75-80K 0.34% 0.57% 58.91
80-85K 0.27% 0.46% 57.51
85-90K 0.21% 0.37% 56.20
90-95K 0.17% 0.31% 54.98
95-100K 0.13% 0.25% 53.82
100K + 0.64% 1.34% 47.78

Local Map of the constituency
Wythenshawe & Sale East - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Wythenshawe & Sale East - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.59%)
Conservative (-  9.80%) Liberal Democrat (-  2.12%)
Labour (1.91%)
Conservative (-  1.07%) Liberal Democrat (-  0.06%)
Con - 9.80%
Lab 8.59%
LD - 2.12%
Con - 1.07%
Lab 1.91%
LD - 0.06%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Goggins
Labour hold
Con Conservative (24.03%) 8,424 24.03%
Lab Labour (60.00%) 21,032 60.00%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.32%) 4,320 12.32%
Oth Other (3.65%) 1,279 3.65%
Maj Majority (35.97%) 12,608 35.97%
Turn Turnout (48.60%) 35,055 48.60%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Paul Goggins
Labour hold
G Lance Crookes 869 2.48%
C Susan Fildes 8,424 24.03%
L Paul Goggins 21,032 60.00%
SL Fred Shaw 410 1.17%
LD Vanessa Tucker 4,320 12.32%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Paul Goggins
Labour
Con Conservative (25.10%) 11,429 25.10%
Lab Labour (58.09%) 26,448 58.09%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.38%) 5,639 12.38%
Ref Referendum (2.33%) 1,060 2.33%
Oth Other (2.10%) 957 2.10%
Maj Majority (32.98%) 15,019 32.98%
Turn Turnout (63.25%) 45,533 63.25%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Labour
Con Conservative (34.90%) 18,977 34.90%
Lab Labour (49.50%) 26,935 49.50%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.50%) 7,869 14.50%
Oth Other (1.10%) 600 1.10%
Maj Majority (14.60%) 7,958 14.60%
Turn Turnout (71.80%) 54,381 71.80%

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