Labour MP Jeff Smith increased his majority in Manchester Withington at the 2017 general election to 55.7%, finishing with a 71.7% share in the vote.
It looks set for a Labour hold in the upcoming election with second place John Leech of the Liberal Democrats receiving nearly thirty-thousand less votes than Smith.
Manchester Withington voted resoundingly in favour of remaining during the European Union referendum with 75.06% of its constituents voting to remain.
The Labour Party regained the seat in 2015 after losing it to the Liberal Democrats at the 2005 election.
Lucy Bannister – Green Party
Lucy Bannister is entering her second general election calling for a second referendum on Brexit and hope to take advantage of the pro-remain constituency.
John Leech – Liberal Democrats
Former Manchester Withington MP, John Leech, will be looking to reclaim his seat but faces an uphill task to cut Jeff Smith’s majority.
Jeff Smith – Labour Party
Part-time DJ Jeff Smith goes into his third election in a healthy position, and will be expected to keep his majority.
Stephen Patrick Ward – Brexit Party
Ward is Manchester Withington’s first ever candidate from The Brexit Party, and in a constituency which emphatically voted to remain in the EU his chances are slim.
Shengke Zhi – The Conservative Party
Dr Shengke Zhi is bidding to become the constituency’s first Tory MP since Fred Silvester’s victory at the 1983 election.