General Election 2019: Meet the Oldham West and Royton candidates

Jim McMahon from the Labour party won the constituency’s seat in 2017 with 65.2% of the votes, which was 10% more votes than the 2015 election.

This article was updated on December 11.

Therefore of the 63.2% who turned out to vote, Labour won with a 37.6% majority.

However an overwhelming 61.31% voted to leave the European Union meaning Brexit was quite popular in the North Western Constituency. 

Debbie Cole (Proud of Oldham and Saddleworth)

Candidate for the Proud of Oldham and Saddleworth Party.

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Kirsty Finlayson (Conservative Party)

The conservative representative has promoted environmental issues within the Conservative Party which includes a policy for the government to follow. She voted to leave in the European Referendum and still believes the promise should be fulfilled as her #GetBrexitDone shows.


Helen Formby (Brexit Party)

She is also a managing director of Formsby Limited which is a book binding company. The Brexit party representative feels that the country’s sovereignty has been betrayed and Britain should be control of their own borders, laws and money.


Garth Harkness (Liberal Democrats)

An Autism Specialist Teacher who runs a Resource Provision for students so they can reach education while previously being a maths teacher.  Garth has been a councillor for the Oldham Council since 2012 and is currently Shadow Cabinet member for Education and Skills.


Dan Jerrome (Green Party)

A councillor on the Trafford Council since 2018 and has recently put himself forward for their green Party candidate for Altrincham alongside Wythenshawe and Sale East. He has also been the Green Party representative at the European Parliament elections.


Jim McMahon (Labour)

A councillor since 2003, McMahon became the council’s Labour group leader in 2008 after the Liberal Democrats won control of the authority. This meant he was one of eleven members of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority for transport. McMahon was named the sixth most influential person in local government by The local Government Chronicle.


Anthony Prince (UK Independent Party)

Previous UKIP candidate for Royton South.


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