Blackley and Middleton South

New parliamentary constituency

This constituency is new at the July general election, and replaces the previous three constituencies:

Blackley and Broughton

Covered approximately 56% of this new constituency’s population, and 67% of this new constituency’s area.

Heywood and Middleton

Covered approximately 19% of this new constituency’s population, and 9% of this new constituency’s area.

Manchester Central

Covered approximately 9% of this new constituency’s population, and 11% of this new constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

59.2%

69.1% national average

Would prefer the next leader of the Conservative Party to invest in renewable energy

71.3%

72.3% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

52.6%

52.0% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

82.1%

84.3% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

31.8%

24.3% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

43.6%

31.5% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

34.1%

23.6% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

53.2%

37.5% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 22.4% 18.7%
Net agree 68.4% 72.6%
Net disagree 9% 8.7%
Partly agree 36.5% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 31.2% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 3% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

52.9%

41.5% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

30%

26.2% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 26.2% 23.4%
Net agree 58.5% 58.9%
Net disagree 15.3% 17.6%
Somewhat agree 33.3% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 9.2% 10.5%
Strongly agree 25.7% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 6.1% 7.1%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 53.7% 57.5%
Should not be a priority 46.3% 42.5%

Think that Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Government do not understand the impact the cost of living crisis is having on people

67.7%

68.0% national average

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

41.8%

28.7% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

52.1%

40.0% national average

Place

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

42.0%

28.1% national average

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

1

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Number of Women’s Institute groups

0

8.4 national average