IT is the election that would be sponsored by the letter B if it featured on children’s TV show Sesame Street – B for Boris and Brexit.
But can some other words beginning with the letter B have an influence this poll – bins, buses and building?
Things like that may sound unimportant given the almost constant barrage of European-related will we, won’t we?
However, the way you vote on Thursday, December 12 can affect the way your everyday services operate.
Denton and Reddish, which also takes in Audenshaw and Reddish over the border in Stockport, sees a six way battle for your vote after Andrew Gwynne won the seat by just over 14,000 votes in 2017.
The serving MP will again be standing for Labour but there is a real fight, with the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Brexit Party, the Green Party and the Monster Raving Loony Party fielding candidates.
Brexit and Boris will certainly help make people’s minds up ahead of putting an X on the ballot paper – televised debates definitely gave that impression.
But who could you vote for when the country makes its mind up?
Anyone registered to vote will receive a polling card which confirms their constituency and polling station, or postal or proxy voting details.
Polling stations will be open on December 12 from 7am until 10pm.
You can register if you are aged 18 or over and a UK citizen, or an Irish,
EU or Commonwealth citizen with a permanent UK address.
The deadline to register to vote is 11.59pm on Tuesday, November 26.
The deadline for a new postal or postal proxy vote and any changes to existing postal votes is 5pm on Tuesday, November 26.
The deadline for proxy vote applications (except for emergency proxies) is 5pm on Wednesday, December 4.
Find out more online at: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter
You can also contact the electoral services team at Tameside Council by calling 0161 342 3036 or write to: Electoral Services, Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, OL6 6BH.
CANDIDATES STANDING IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTION
(Denton and Reddish)
- Iain Bott – Conservative
- Farmin Lord F’Tang F’Tang Dave – Monster Raving Loony Party
- Andrew Gwynne – Labour
- Dominic Hardwick – Liberal Democrat
- Gary Lawson – Green
- Martin Power – The Brexit Party
2017 Election results (Denton and Reddish)
- Andrew Gwynne (Labour) 25,161 – Labour hold
- Rozila Kana (Conservative) 11,084
- Josh Seddon (UKIP) 1,798
- Louise Ankers (Liberal Democrat) 853
- Gareth Hayes (Green Party) 486
- Farmin Lord F’Tang F’Tang Dave (Monster Raving Loony Party) 217
EU Referendum results (Denton and Reddish)
- Leave 60.98 per cent
- Remain 39.02 per cent