East of the M60‘s look at the borough’s General Election results
- Tameside constituencies remain solid Labour;
- UKIP vote hammered by increased Labour majorities and modest Conservative swing.
At the start of April, any talk of a General Election would have filled many voters with dread. It was expected that Theresa May’s Conservative Party would have a landslide victory. Instead, what happened on the 08 June flew in the face of many predictions. This was scuppered by Jeremy Corbyn’s campaigning in the month up to the election. Not least the crowds and how the agenda switched from Brexit to the state of our public services.