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  UK Parliament - Manchester Gorton
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Parents > United Kingdom > England > North West > North West > Manchester Gorton
OfficeParliament
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 20, 2010 - 06:00pm Central
Polls Open May 06, 2010 - 01:00am Central
Polls Close May 06, 2010 - 04:00pm Central
Term Start May 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRBH May 07, 2010 07:06am
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Description
BBC Profile:
Labour's Sir Gerald Kaufman has held this seat and its predecessor in Parliament since 1970, when he became the member for Ardwick, which was reconstituted as Manchester Gorton in 1983.

In 2005 election Sir Gerald won a majority of 5,808, with a 10.8% swing to the Liberal Democrats.

At the election, boundary changes have moved parts of Ardwick and Moss Side into neigbouring Manchester Central Ward and parts of Withington and Old Moat into Manchester Withington, while the wards of Whalley Range, Gorton North, and Fallowfield, which were previously shared with Manchester Central, are now completely within the seat's boundaries. To find out what might have happened had this boundary change been in force at the last election, see a notional - or estimated - result below.

Situated to the south and east of the city centre, Manchester Gorton takes in Fallowfield and Rusholme in the west (close to Manchester Citys former Maine Road football ground), and Levenshulme in the east.

The seat is mostly residential, with around half the population owner-occupiers. The Asian community here makes up almost a fifth of the population.

Rusholme, famously home to the neon-lit strip known as the Curry (or Golden) mile, full of Indian restaurants and Asian jewellers, runs along the Wilmslow Road, south of Manchester University. Students at Manchesters three universities have moved into the area.

The 2002 Commonwealth Games delivered a considerable boost to the local

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won05/05/2005
NameGerald Kaufman Votes15,480 (53.15%)
Term05/17/2005 - 05/17/2010 Margin5,808 (+19.94%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLabour Won05/07/2015
NameGerald Kaufman Votes28,187 (67.08%)
Term05/08/2015 - 02/26/2017 Margin24,079 (+57.31%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
MAP
England - North West - Parliamentary Constituencies MAP
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
03/12/2010 05/06/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Gerald Kaufman 3 1 ----
Leaning Call: Gerald Kaufman (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Gerald Kaufman (100.00%)

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Name (I) MP Gerald Kaufman Qassim Afzal Caroline Healy Justine Hall Mohammed Zulfikar Karren Reissmann Peter Harrison
PartyLabour Liberal Democrats Conservative Green Respect Trade Unionist and Socialist Christian
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Uncertified Votes19,211 (50.13%) 12,508 (32.64%) 4,224 (11.02%) 1,048 (2.74%) 507 (1.32%) 337 (0.88%) 254 (0.66%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -6,703 (-17.49%) -14,987 (-39.11%) -18,163 (-47.39%) -18,704 (-48.80%) -18,874 (-49.25%) -18,957 (-49.46%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
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Name Tim Dobson  
PartyPirate Party UK  
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Uncertified Votes236 (0.62%)  
Margin-18,975 (-49.51%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
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Entry Date 00/00/2010  
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