General Election 2019: Denton and Reddish candidates

Denton and Reddish, which also takes in Audenshaw and Reddish over the border in Stockport, sees a six way battle for your vote on Thursday, December 12.

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.

Polling stations will be open on December 12 from 7am until 10pm.

You can 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 for Denton and Reddish

Andrew Gwynne, Labour Party

It has been a privilege to represent you in Parliament these last 14 years.  It’s been more than just a job, it’s been the greatest honour of my life and I have done all I can to make sure our home is the best possible place for us all to live and get on. 

Right now, the choice facing our area, and the country, has never been so clear – continued chaos with Boris Johnson or a once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country and invest in public services, schools and hospitals. 

The Tories have spent the past decade cutting vital public services while they gave massive tax breaks to the richest. This needs to stop. 

Labour stands for the real change Britain needs to transform the country and is determined to bring our country back together.

I will always put Denton and Reddish first. I will always defend our public services. I will always champion local good causes.  I’ve always believed politics is about what we can do to improve our communities.

 After a decade of cuts, it is time to start rebuilding the fabric of our area again. 

It’s also time we put our environment first. The decisions we take in the next few years will affect the planet for decades. That’s why environmental issues will matter in this election like never before. 

If I am re-elected on December 12 I will carry on fighting your corner and making sure you and your family have the best possible chance in life. 

With your support I will continue to stand up for Denton and Reddish. It is time for real change, it is time for Labour.


Dominic Hardwick, Liberal Democrats

Dominic Hardwick is a lifelong Mancunian. Born in Withington, he attended primary school in Didsbury before going on to Manchester Grammar School and then studying Ancient History at the University of Manchester. He now works in a family clothing company.

Dominic’s roots in Denton go deep. His mother was brought up on Seymour Street in the shadow of Moore’s Hat Factory, where his grandparents worked as hatters.

He spent much of his youth in Denton with his grandma, uncles, and aunts, going around Denton Market and building model planes with his uncles.

He has known and loved Denton since before he even knew that politics existed.

Dominic is a passionate pro-European and has decided to stand for parliament in Denton and Reddish to help prevent the damage that Brexit will do.

He has always supported the Liberal Democrats’ aim of creating a fair, open, and prosperous society, and he sees a real danger that we would leave Britain worse off by abandoning the prosperity, peace, and people’s rights that the European Union protects.

Dominic has stood for election to council and parliament before but was delighted to be selected to stand in Denton and Reddish as it would be an honour to represent his family’s hometown.

He believes it is important for there to be a strong opposition in any council or parliament and the Liberal Democrats are the only major party standing up against Brexit.


Iain Bott, Conservative Party

As a proud northerner, with family who live around Stockport, I know how we like to tell it straight. 

We know that for far too long Labour have taken areas like Denton and Reddish for granted and have let us down.

At election time they promise us the earth and then fail to deliver. 

At the last election, the Labour candidate said he would vote to deliver Brexit, but since then he has blocked Brexit at every turn. 

At this election he wants you to vote for further delay and for yet more talk.

The Conservatives will get Brexit done and then we can focus on the things that really matter to you – more money for our NHS, putting more police on our streets, and investing in our children and schools.

Working in our NHS as a dentist, I see just how important good health services are to all of us. We will put an extra £33.9 billion a year into our NHS, hire 6,000 extra GPs and create 50 million extra GP appointment slots.

We will also hire 20,000 extra police officers to make our streets safer and give our children the best start in life by increasing the per pupil funding in every school.

More than six in 10 local people voted to leave the EU, but Labour don’t care what you think. 

Only the Conservatives can deliver Brexit and deliver for our local public services. 

On December 12, vote for Iain Bott, your Conservative candidate, for our NHS, our police and our schools.


Dave Farmin Lord F’Tang, Official Monster Raving Loony Party

Now then folks!

What a bobbins time to have an election.

The season of good will, peace and celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus has been shattered by the throttlebottoms that sit in parliament.

They say this election is about Brexit! Don’t believe them… it’s all about the parliamentary Nativity play.

Our Loony mole says they could not find three wise men, the lead actor kept mumbling the same line and 650 donkeys tipped up and started fighting… that is the real reason. 

Please vote Loony instead of drawing male parts on the ballot or not bothering.

Insanity makes perfect sense.

Peace and love, Farmin Lord F’tang F’tang Dave.


Gary Lawson, Green Party

Gary Lawson moved up from Warwickshire to study at Manchester University in 1977. 

He stayed on to work as a vicar and school governor in Wythenshawe and Bolton. He retired in 2014, got married and came to live in Reddish, where he works hard for the Green Party.

The most important issue in this election is climate change. It is not something in the future. It is already happening. Scientists agree we have 10 years to change to a carbon neutral way of life. If we do not, the consequences for our younger generations will be severe.

The other parties have been in government before and failed to act. 

The Green Party will act. They will ensure our homes are powered by renewable energy and properly insulated. They will replace petrol and diesel cars with electric ones, improve public transport and introduce a frequent flyer levy. 

They value nature and can therefore be trusted to protect our trees, animals, wildlife and green spaces.

The Green Party will work to end poverty and all forms of discrimination. They believe that the NHS, education and local services should be fully funded by a fairer system of taxation.

When Gary first heard the referendum result in 2016 he thought it should be accepted. 

Since then the process has become such a divisive mess that he is convinced the only solution is a second vote, in which people can choose either to accept the government deal or stay in the EU.  


Martin Power, Brexit Party

My name Is Martin Power, the parliamentary candidate for the Brexit Party for Denton and Reddish. I am married with four children. 

I got into politics because I am concerned about the direction our great country is being taken. 

In 2016, the country voted to leave the EU. The Labour Party along with the Conservatives had in their election manifesto in 2017 a promise to implement the referendum result.

For more than three years MPs from all parties have done everything other than implement the referendum result. 

It is time for change we need to get rid of the nursery in the Houses of Parliament and send some adults we can trust with running the country.

I have a background in the NHS, Criminal Justice System, as a front-line social worker and a small business owner, giving me a broad work-life experience.

I am a problem solver, dealing with very complex situations and always working towards a solution.

Sadly, this has not been the case in the Houses of Parliament. We have been let down again and again by careerist politicians who have completely disregarded the referendum result which was to leave the EU. They have decided to do everything possible to overturn the democratic voice of the British people.

I want to change this. I want the people of this great country truly represented in Parliament.

The current situation is to send some real problem solvers to Westminster. 

The Brexit Party is an advocate of the British people and will implement the referendum result. A vote for the Brexit Party is a vote for democracy. Vote for me and I will deliver Brexit and much more.

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