Denton & Reddish

2015 Result:
Conservative: 9150 (23.7%)
Labour: 19661 (50.8%)
Lib Dem: 957 (2.5%)
Green: 1466 (3.8%)
UKIP: 7225 (18.7%)
Independent: 222 (0.6%)
MAJORITY: 10511 (27.2%)

Category: Very safe Labour seat

Geography: North West, Greater Manchester.

Main population centres: Denton, Reddish, Dukinfield, Audenshaw.

Profile:

Politics:


Current MP
ANDREW GWYNNE (Labour) Born 1974, Manchester. Educated at Egerton Park Community High School and Salford University. Tameside councillor 1996-2008. First elected as MP for Denton and Reddish in 2005. PPS to Baroness Scotland 2005-2007, PPS to Jacqui Smith 2007-2009, PPS to Ed Balls 2009-2010.
Past Results
2010
Con: 9360 (25%)
Lab: 19191 (51%)
LDem: 6727 (18%)
UKIP: 2060 (5%)
Oth: 297 (1%)
MAJ: 9831 (26%)
2005*
Con: 6842 (19%)
Lab: 20340 (57%)
LDem: 5814 (16%)
BNP: 1326 (4%)
Oth: 1120 (3%)
MAJ: 13498 (38%)
2001
Con: 6583 (20%)
Lab: 21913 (65%)
LDem: 4152 (12%)
UKIP: 945 (3%)
MAJ: 15330 (46%)
1997
Con: 9826 (21%)
Lab: 30137 (65%)
LDem: 6121 (13%)
MAJ: 20311 (44%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
LANA HEMPSALL (Conservative)
ANDREW GWYNNE (Labour) See above.
MARK JEWELL (Liberal Democrat) Educated at Thames Polytechnic. Former Preston councillor. Contested Preston 2010.
ANDREW FAIRFOULL (UKIP)
NICHOLAS KOOPMAN (Green)
VICTORIA LOFAS (Independent)
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Comments - 7 Responses on “Denton & Reddish”
  1. Shoe in!

  2. Tameside Labour Cllr Colin White defected to the Conservatives, last week. He represents Audenshaw ward.

  3. An unusual move in the current political climate.

  4. Interesting that this seat was still 95% white in 2011, despite being adjacent to extremely ethnically diverse seats such as Manchester Central and Gorton.

  5. Probably going to see Labour’s majority cross 10k next year and possibly UKIP overtaking the Lib Dems in 3rd place.

  6. Labour Hold. 12,000 majority.

  7. Andrew Gwynne won’t be voting tonight as his 7-week old grandson has been admitted into Intensive care.

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