The last time Labour failed to win the Manchester Gorton constituency was in the 1931 general election, when Conservative Eric Bailey received 55.1% of the vote.
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.
In 2017, Labour Party candidate Kate Green won the seat with some 69.9% of the vote. Labour had a 39.3% majority, with Conservative candidate Lisa Cooke trailing in second with 27% of the vote.
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.
Leavers from across the political spectrum marched through the streets of Manchester yesterday in the name of democracy. March4Democracy was a Leavers of Manchester event organised by Joan Mulvenna and the group is a branch of the Brexit-supporting social networking group, Leavers of Britain.
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