General Election 2019: Meet the Bolton West candidates

The Conservatives’ Chris Green has hung onto Bolton West’s seat since 2015, but only by a fine line, having won by less than 1,000 votes and a 1.8% majority.

This article was updated on December 10.

Green earned 47.9% of the votes in 2017, with Labour’s Julie Hilling sitting at 46.1%.

The seat is set to be a point of contention in the upcoming election having been a marginal seat held by both Labour and Conservatives respectively in the past.

The Conservatives will be keen to hang onto a majority and are up against Labour’s Julie Hilling who stood against Green in 2015 and was previously elected MP of the constituency in 2010.

The constituency voted in favour of leave in the referendum with a 55.55% majority.

Rebecca Forrest @Rebecca4MP – Liberal Democrats

Rebecca Forrest is standing as the Liberal Democrats party candidate with a priority of getting the ‘Stop Brexit’ message out in the name of building a brighter future to avoid the dark clouds of Brexit.

Chris Green @CGreenUK– Conservative Party

Chis Green aims to reclaim his seat standing as the Conservative candidate having served as the constituency Member of Parliament since 2015. He is an ardent brexiteer and increased his majority and vote share at the 2017 election.

Paris Hayes @ParisHayes_ – Green Party

Paris Hayes represents the Green Party under the tagline ‘Say no to politics as usual’ and is one of the youngest ever candidates to stand in a general election in the Borough. He is demanding that the council does more to tackle climate change.

Julie Hilling @JulieHilling – Labour Party

Julie Hilling is the Labour candidate for Bolton West. She is the former MP of the constituency, trade union organiser and youth worker and promises ‘Real Change’ for Bolton West constituency in the name of Labour’s national campaign.

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