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Altrincham & Sale West
Conservative hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
This is one of the seats that was expected to be solidly Conservative, a part of the Cheshire commuter belt in the south west of the Greater Manchester metropolitan area, more than 70pc middle class, and nearly 80pc owner occupied, 97pc white, and proud of its metaphorical distance from inner city Manchester. Yet Graham Brady was pressed to a 1,500 margin by Labour last time, which technically makes Altrincham and Sale West the fifteenth most vulnerable seat to a further Labour advance. The Tories have outpolled Labour easily in Trafford borough contests in the wards within this seat since their scare in 1997 though, and achieved nearly double the Labour vote in the European elections of 1999, and more than twice as many in the Trafford Borough elections of 2000. However, this evidence of an increased majority next time is based on much lower turnouts than can be expected in a general election.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Conservative education spokesman Graham Brady was the youngest Tory MP (born 1967) elected in 1997, and one of only two Conservatives elected in either the Manchester or Liverpool conurbations A PR man, he was educated locally at Altrincham Grammar School, and at Durham University, and specialises in defending grammar schools. Otherwise he is hostile to the Euro, voted for Michael Howard for leader, and for homosexual sex at 16, and bears some resemblance, with a big mouth full of teeth, to Prince Andrew. Labour's hopes rest with Jane Baugh, born 1947 and educated at Whitchurch Grammar School Cardiff and at Cardiff School of Physiotherapy. She fought the seat in 1997.

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ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 36.85% 14.99% 245.79
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.00% 2.13% 0.00
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 1.18% 2.49% 47.45
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 3.34% 4.43% 75.48
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 9.37% 7.27% 128.87
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 6.83% 2.56% 266.21
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 0.88% 2.04% 43.02
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 0.66% 3.94% 16.84
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 17.17% 13.04% 131.70
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 5.40% 12.70% 42.54
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 5.34% 8.14% 65.57
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 3.67% 4.02% 91.19
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 1.10% 3.19% 34.41
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 6.61% 11.31% 58.44
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 0.60% 3.06% 19.47
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 1.00% 2.52% 39.73
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 0.00% 2.10% 0.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 5.59% 9.41% 59.39
5-10K 11.62% 16.63% 69.85
10-15K 13.47% 16.58% 81.26
15-20K 12.57% 13.58% 92.53
20-25K 10.73% 10.39% 103.22
25-30K 8.80% 7.77% 113.15
30-35K 7.09% 5.79% 122.32
35-40K 5.66% 4.33% 130.75
40-45K 4.52% 3.27% 138.49
45-50K 3.61% 2.48% 145.59
50-55K 2.90% 1.90% 152.11
55-60K 2.33% 1.47% 158.11
60-65K 1.88% 1.15% 163.64
65-70K 1.53% 0.91% 168.75
70-75K 1.25% 0.72% 173.48
75-80K 1.02% 0.57% 177.85
80-85K 0.84% 0.46% 181.92
85-90K 0.70% 0.37% 185.71
90-95K 0.58% 0.31% 189.24
95-100K 0.48% 0.25% 192.53
100K + 2.81% 1.34% 208.75

Local Map of the constituency
Altrincham & Sale West - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Altrincham & Sale West - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (13.85%)
Conservative (- 11.34%) Liberal Democrat (-  5.78%)
Conservative (3.01%) Liberal Democrat (1.80%)
Labour (-  0.84%)
Con - 11.34%
Lab 13.85%
LD - 5.78%
Con 3.01%
Lab - 0.84%
LD 1.80%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Graham Brady
Conservative hold
Con Conservative (46.16%) 20,113 46.16%
Lab Labour (39.41%) 17,172 39.41%
LD Liberal Democrat (14.42%) 6,283 14.42%
Oth 0 0.00%
Maj Majority (6.75%) 2,941 6.75%
Turn Turnout (60.66%) 43,568 60.66%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Graham Brady
Conservative hold
L Janet Baugh 17,172 39.41%
C Graham Brady 20,113 46.16%
LD Christopher Gaskell 6,283 14.42%
Candidates representing 3 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Graham Brady
Conservative
Con Conservative (43.16%) 22,348 43.16%
Lab Labour (40.25%) 20,843 40.25%
LD Liberal Democrat (12.62%) 6,535 12.62%
Ref Referendum (2.60%) 1,348 2.60%
Oth Other (1.37%) 708 1.37%
Maj Majority (2.91%) 1,505 2.91%
Turn Turnout (73.32%) 51,782 73.32%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (54.50%) 30,343 54.50%
Lab Labour (26.40%) 14,727 26.40%
LD Liberal Democrat (18.40%) 10,261 18.40%
Oth Other (0.70%) 366 0.70%
Maj Majority (28.00%) 15,616 28.00%
Turn Turnout (78.41%) 55,697 78.41%

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