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 Stretford & Urmston
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Beverley Hughes Labour 23,836 61.1 +2.6
Jonathan Mackie Conservative 10,565 27.1 -3.4
John Bridges Liberal Democrat 3,891 10.0 +1.8
Jordan Price Independent 713 1.8  
Majority 13,271 34.0
Turnout 39,005 55.0 -14.7
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 3.0% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Labourís Beverley Hughes became the first MP for Stretford & Urmston in 1997 after major boundary changes in 1995 created the seat.

The seat has an industrial dimension whilst retaining high levels of residential housing from the old Davyhulme seat, the giant Shell works at Carrington and the nearby Partington council estate which serves it provide a perfect illustration of this uneasy mix.

The business development of Trafford Park, which consists of over 1,300 firms and manufacturers, is also included in this new seat. This seat is home to Old Trafford - football ground of the perennial champions of the FA Carling Premiership, Manchester United.

The wards of Davyhulme East and West and Flixton, all in southern Manchester and home to many of the cityís commuters and middle-class workers, are presently controlled by the Tories. These green suburban areas of Greater Manchester, still considered to be in Cheshire by many residents, enjoy owner-occupation levels of 80% and all but the tiniest fraction of the population is white.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Stretford & Urmston
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Beverly Hughes Labour 28,480 58.5
John Gregory Conservative 14,840 30.5
John Bridges Liberal Democrat 3,978 8.2
Caroline Dore Referendum 1,397 2.9
Majority 13,640 28.0
Turnout 48,695 69.7
 
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