UK Parliament elections
This election was held on Thursday 7 May 2015.
6 candidates stood in the Manchester, Withington.
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Conservative and Unionist Party
Manchester Withington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Jeff Smith of Labour. Of the 30 seats with the highest percentage of winning majority in 2017, the seat ranks 25th with a 55.7% margin, and is the only one of the twenty nine of these seats won by the Labour Party in which the second-placed candidate was a Liberal Democrat, rather than Conservative. This is despite being a Conservative seat right up to 1987, then becoming relatively safely Labour, then Liberal Democrat from 2005-2015 before they lost on a large swing in 2015, after which Smith substantially increased his majority.
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