It’s Up the Poll! 2015: Tameside’s General Election Results

East of the M60‘s look at the borough’s General Election results

  • Tameside bucks national trend as Labour vote stands firm;
  • UKIP sees massive swing.
View towards Eastwood bird reserve, Cheethams Park
Set in stone: Labour’s hold on Tameside’s parliamentary constituencies.

The Labour Party vote stood firm in the borough with Andrew Gwynne and Jonathan Reynolds extending their majorities. Angela Rayner polled strongly with a higher majority than her predecessor David Heyes.

On the other hand, the Conservative vote only saw slight increases on 2010 figures in the Denton and Reddish and Ashton-under-Lyne constituencies. In Stalybridge and Hyde, the Tory vote fell.

The Green Party, whom for the first time fielded candidates in all three Tameside constituencies polled between 1,450 and 1,900 votes. In Stalybridge and Hyde, their Green candidate gained three times the number of votes on 2010.

Of some concern is the rise in the borough’s UKIP vote. Back in 2010 they were happy to get similar results to the Greens this. Tameside’s UKIP vote rose sevenfold. In Ashton-under-Lyne, running the Tory candidate close.

Of greater concern to the borough will be another round of fatalistic spending cuts thanks to Cameron’s party securing a working majority. If you thought the last lot of spending cuts were bad, think again.

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Tameside’s General Election results:

Ashton-under-Lyne

  • Angela Rayner, Labour Party: 19,366 (49.8%);
  • Tracy Sutton, Conservative Party: 8,610 (22.1%);
  • Maurice Jackson, United Kingdom Independence Party: 8,468 (21.8%);
  • Charlotte Hughes, Green Party: 1,531 (3.9%);
  • Carly Hicks, Liberal Democrats: 943 (2.4%).

Turnout: 57%; Majority: 27.6%.

Labour hold.

2010 Results:

  • David Heyes, Labour Party: 18,604 (48.4%);
  • Seema Kennedy, Conservative Party: 9,510 (24.7%);
  • Paul Larkin, Liberal Democrats: 5,703 (14.8%);
  • David Lomas, British National Party: 2,929 (7.6%);
  • Angela McManus, United Kingdom Independence Party: 1,686 (4.4%).

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Denton and Reddish

  • Andrew Gwynne*, Labour Party: 19,961 (50.8%);
  • Lana Hempsall, Conservative Party: 9,150 (23.7%);
  • Andrew Fairfoull, United Kingdom Independence Party: 7,225 (18.7%);
  • Nick Koopman, Green Party: 1,466 (3.8%);
  • Mark Jewell, Liberal Democrats: 957 (2.5%);
  • Victoria Lofas, Independent candidate: 222 (0.6%).

Turnout: 58%; Majority: 27.2%.

Labour hold.

2010 Results:

  • Andrew Gwynne, Labour Party: 19,191 (51%);
  • Julie Searle, Conservative Party: 9,360 (24.9%);
  • Stephen Broadhurst, Liberal Democrats: 6,727 (17.4%);
  • William Robinson, United Kingdom Independence Party: 2,060 (5.5%);
  • Jeff Dennis, Independent candidate: 297 (0.8%).

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Stalybridge and Hyde

  • Jonathan Reynolds*, Labour Co-op Party: 18,447 (45%);
  • Martin Riley, Conservative Party: 11,761 (28.7%);
  • Angela McManus, United Kingdom Independence Party: 7,720 (18.8%);
  • Jenny Ross, Green Party: 1,850 (4.5%);
  • Pete Flynn, Liberal Democrats: 1,256 (3.1%).

Turnout: 59%; Majority: 16.3%.

Labour hold.

2010 Results:

  • Jonathan Reynolds, Labour Co-op Party: 16,189 (39.6%);
  • Rob Adlard, Conservative Party: 13,445 (32.9%);
  • John Potter, Liberal Democrats: 6,965 (17%);
  • Anthony Jones, British National Party: 2,259 (5.5%);
  • John Cooke, United Kingdom Independence Party: 1,342 (3.3%);
  • Ruth Bergan, Green Party: 679 (1.7%).

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Next up on It’s Up The Poll! 2015

Our look at this year’s local election results and the Mossley Town Council election results.

S.V., 08 May 2015.

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