Election 24
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General election 2024: Ashton-under-Lyne area profile

Residents of Ashton-under-Lyne will take to the voting booths on 4 July to choose who represents them in parliament.

Who is standing?

Deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner will defend her seat for a fourth period in office, standing against Conservative candidate Lizzie Hacking and Robert Barrowcliffe from Reform UK.

Also standing for MP of Ashton-under-Lyne are Liberal Democrat Dominic Hardwick, Aroma Hassan from the Workers Party and Lee Huntbach representing the Green Party.

Voting history

Ashton-under-Lyne has been considered a safe Labour seat since 1935, with current deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner successfully holding her position as MP for the last nine years. Her election in 2015 made her the first female MP for Ashton-under-Lyne since the constituency was established in 1832, and she is now positioned to become Greater Manchester’s most senior MP if the Labour Party succeed on 4 July.

Rayner won the seat in 2019 with 48.1% of the vote, beating her Conservative rival Dan Costello despite a decrease of 12.3 percentage points in her share of the vote.

The constituency of Ashton-under-Lyne is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside and includes Droylsden, Audenshaw and Dukinfield.

Ashton-under-Lyne typically has a voting turnout lower than the national average, with 56.3% of registered voters coming to the polls at 2019, a slight drop from 2017.

How to vote in Ashton-under-Lyne

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 4 July, with results expected the next day. To find your local polling station, enter your postcode at Where Do I Vote.

In order to vote you must be:

  • Over 18 years old
  • A British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen living in the UK, or a British citizen living overseas who has resided in the UK within the previous 15 years.
  • Registered at an address in Ashton-under-Lyne constituency.

Constituency boundaries have changed since the last election, so it is important to check your postcode on an election map if you are unsure of which constituency you live in.

Voters will also need to bring a valid form of photo ID.

You can register to vote until 11.59pm on Tuesday 18 June. The deadline to register for a postal vote is Wednesday 19th June.

Image credit: G-Man at English Wikipedia / Ashton-under-Lyne Town Hall / Public domain

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