Right in the traditional Labour heartland, Oldham East is the kind of seat that this election will hinge on. The constituency voted 60% in favour of leaving the EU, but has never been out of Labour’s control and will be heavily contested.
Whilst the result was never in doubt for Labour’s Tony Lloyd at the last general election, the big story from the Rochdale constituency was Simon Danczuk standing as an independent candidate following his dismissal from the Labour Party.
Labour’s James Frith won the seat in the 2017 general election securing 53.6% of the votes. Frith took over the role from Conservative’s David Nuttall who stood as MP from 2010 – 2017. EU referendum result for Bury North favoured leave.
Labour’s Ann Coffey won the seat in 2017 with a 34.9% majority, with 26,282 votes, up 13.4% from the previous election in 2017.
Denton and Reddish was established as a constituency in 1983 and has always been a Labour stronghold. Andrew Gwynne took over as its Labour MP in 2005, winning a 63.5% majority once again the the 2017 General Election.
Labour’s Lisa Nandy won the seat in 2017 with a sizeable 33.7% majority. Nandy received 62.2% of the votes, over 16,000 more than the Conservative Party candidate in second place.
The Bolton North East seat is held by veteran Labour MP Sir David Crausby and he is hoping to be re-elected for the seventh time in December.
After Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn faced off on Tuesday night, the Liberal Democrats, SNP, Brexit Party and Greens were given airtime to speak to the nation.
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 regained Worsley and Eccles South with 57.1% of the vote. Barbara Keeley received 26,046 votes, well ahead of Conservative candidate Iain Lindley with 17,667.