We are now two weeks on from Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s announcement, over Twitter, which stated that the whole Greater Manchester region would be placed into a local lockdown.
“50 years from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county (cricket) grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers, and – as George Orwell said – old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist,” said former British Prime Minister John major in 1993. Interestingly, this was his vision of Britain in Europe. However, does his view of English county grounds reflecting the British character still resonate nearly 30 years on?
General Election 2019: Brady boom as Tory frontrunner sees off Labour challenge for Altrincham and Sale West
The Conservatives’ Sir Graham Brady was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Altrincham and Sale West after a booming national result for the Tories.
Afzal Khan has cemented his position as the Labour Member of Parliament for Manchester Gorton, garnering over 34,000 votes.
After a turbulent night for the Labour party nationally, there was celebration locally for MP Kate Green as she retained her seat in Stretford and Urmston.
Extensive UK General Election 2019 coverage on Mancunian Matters of all the results through the night after a day of voting.
‘I’ve killed the Liberal Democrats. I’ve hurt the Labour Party’: Brexit Party’s Farage basks in Tory glow
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says he’s “happier” seeing the Tory swinging exit poll than a hung parliament.
As the final opinion polls are released, all the debates complete and with less than an hour until the polls open, the 2019 general election campaign is at an end.
Denton and Reddish has traditionally been staunchly Labour, with Andrew Gwynne steering the ship since 2005. He has also served in the Shadow Cabinet under various guises: most recently, as Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. MM’s Anna Staufenberg caught up with him just ahead of the most important General Election in years…
Labour’s Yvonne Fovargue won the seat in 2017 with a majority of 28,245 votes giving her 60.2% of the vote – an 8.4% rise compared to 2015.
Since its formation in 1997, the seat for Altrincham and Sale West has been held by Conservative Member of Parliament Sir Graham Brady.