Updated: Saturday, 25th January 2020 @ 8:25am

General Election 2019: Meet the Manchester Central candidates

General Election 2019: Meet the Manchester Central candidates

| By Ben Parsons

Labour’s Lucy Powell won the Manchester Central seat in 2017 with a huge 63.2% majority. Powell earned 77.4% of the votes, over 30,000 more than closest competitors the Conservative party.

This article was updated on December 11.

The constituency voted 63.64% to remain in the EU referendum.

This seat has been safely held by Labour since its creation in 1974.

John Richard Bridges – Liberal Democrats

John Bridges is standing in 2019’s general election with a focus on stopping Brexit. Bridges believes a £50bn remain bonus could be spent on tackling climate change, employing more teachers and investing in mental health.

@JohnBridgesLD

Sarah Jane Chadwick – Brexit Party

Chadwick is standing as candidate for Nigel Farage’s Brexit party on December 12.

@BrexitParty_MCR

Melanie Jane Horrocks – Green Party

Horrocks is an Information Governance Lead and is hoping to increase the 1.7% share of the votes that the Green Party received in the constituency in 2017.

@MelHorrocks19  

Shaden Jaradat – The Conservative Party Candidate

Jaradat works as a Research Strategy Coordinator at the University of Manchester where his focus is on Science and Engineering. His aim will be to reduce the 63.2% strong majority held by Labour in the constituency.

@MCRConservative

Dennis Leech – Socialist Equality Party

Leech is an advice worker for a mental health service charity and writes for the World socialist website on social issues.

@SEP_Manchester  

Lucy Powell – Labour and Co-operative Party

Powell has served as Manchester Central’s Member of Parliament since winning the by-election in 2012. She will be aiming to maintain Labour’s large majority and be elected as the constituency’s MP for the third consecutive occasion.

@LucyMPowell  

The deadline for registering to vote is midnight November 26 ahead of the December 12 general election.