Wigan

2015 Result:
Conservative: 9389 (20.7%)
Labour: 23625 (52.2%)
Lib Dem: 1255 (2.8%)
Green: 1273 (2.8%)
UKIP: 8818 (19.5%)
Independent: 165 (0.4%)
Others: 768 (1.7%)
MAJORITY: 14236 (31.4%)

Category: Very safe Labour seat

Geography: North West, Greater Manchester.

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Politics:


Current MP
LISA NANDY (Labour) Born 1979, Manchester. Educated at Newcastle University. Former policy advisor. Hammersmith and Fulham councillor 2006-2010. First elected as MP for Wigan in 2010. Shadow Energy Secretary since 2015.
Past Results
2010
Con: 10917 (25%)
Lab: 21404 (48%)
LDem: 6797 (15%)
UKIP: 2516 (6%)
Oth: 2506 (6%)
MAJ: 10487 (24%)
2005*
Con: 7134 (21%)
Lab: 18901 (55%)
LDem: 6051 (18%)
UKIP: 1166 (3%)
Oth: 1026 (3%)
MAJ: 11767 (34%)
2001
Con: 6996 (21%)
Lab: 20739 (62%)
LDem: 4970 (15%)
Oth: 886 (3%)
MAJ: 13743 (41%)
1997
Con: 7400 (17%)
Lab: 30043 (69%)
LDem: 4390 (10%)
Oth: 536 (1%)
MAJ: 22643 (52%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005

Demographics
2015 Candidates
CAROLINE KERSWELL (Conservative)
LISA NANDY (Labour) See above.
MARK CLAYTON (Liberal Democrat) Former Manchester councillor. Contested Wigan 2010.
MARK BRADLEY (UKIP)
WILL PATTERSON (Green)
GARETH FAIRHURST (Wigan Independents)
BRIAN PARR (Independent)
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Comments - 205 Responses on “Wigan”
  1. Starmer is so far in front and likely to stretch his lead so imo there’s a good argument to truncate this very lengthy process. It is due to end on 4th April.

  2. “Oh come on, Andy Burnham is going to walk this, why does the contest have to drag on all summer?” – every mainstream commentator from the equivalent point in the 2015 leadership race.

  3. ““Oh come on, Andy Burnham is going to walk this, why does the contest have to drag on all summer?” – every mainstream commentator from the equivalent point in the 2015 leadership race.”

    A complete re-writing of history there.

    First off Chuka was instant bookies favourite until he dropped out.

    Thereafter it was seen by most in the media, and on here, to be quite close between Cooper and Burnham. Agreed Corbyn didn’t seem like a serious contender until later on.

  4. That said, on the substance of the matter, I’m not sure I agree with Deepthroat that RLB has no chance, though I hope he is right.

    Clearly Momentum and Unite believe that if they whip hard enough, their 3 legged horse can still win the Grand National against a more able bodied animal.

    There’s a lot of time left and there will be dirt flying in both directions. Starmer’s time as DPP is surely a vulnerability but then so is RLB’s fracking husband and her views on abortion (incidentally just about the only thing I like about her).

  5. Starmer’s time on a lot of issues plays worse with the public but is not as toxic with the party membership.

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