General election result in Whalley Range

Afzal Khan, seen here with Whalley Range Labour members and supporters, has been elected as our new Member of Parliament with an overwhelming majority. He says “There is no doubt that the country faces some difficult times ahead – problems which are entirely the making of the Conservative Party and Theresa May. With my fellow Labour MPs, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, we will provide a strong Opposition and start preparing for a future Labour government. Thank you to everyone who supported me.”
The votes cast for each candidate here in Whalley Range (on a turnout of 76.4%) were: Continue reading

Today is polling day – vote for Afzal Khan

Polls are open now until 10pm. As well as Afzal, good luck to all our Labour candidates and campaigners in and around Manchester and across the country. For more information about how to vote, see the previous post.

General election on Thursday 8 June

Thursday 8th June is polling day in the general election of all UK Members of Parliament, including our own constituency of Manchester Gorton – please support the Labour Party. A vote for Afzal Khan is a vote for the Many, not the Few, and a vote against the divisive and bankrupt policies of Theresa May’s government. Four things to remember:

  • You don’t need your polling card to vote – just go to your polling station and give them your name and address
  • Polls are open from 7am to 10pm – if you’re going to be busy late on, why not vote first thing?
  • If you’ve got a postal vote, but haven’t sent it back yet, you can take it to any polling station before 10pm
  • If you don’t know where your polling station is or you need a lift to vote, call the Whalley Range Labour team on 0161 860 5523, or Afzal Khan’s campaign hotline on 07405 646632.

Mayoral election (but no by-election) next Thursday

As a result of the government calling a General Election for Thursday 8 June, the parliamentary by-election for the vacant seat of Manchester Gorton has been cancelled. The seat will of course be contested as part of the General Election, with Afzal Khan standing for the Labour Party.
But the GMCA Mayoral election is taking place this coming Thursday 4 May, with Andy Burnham as the Labour Party candidate. Many people are (quite understandably) confused about election dates following the government announcement, so it’s very important to remind your (Labour supporting!) friends, work colleagues, family and neighbours that this election is still happening, and that they need to turn out and vote. Postal voters will already have received their voting packs and should complete and return them as soon as possible.

Afzal Khan is Labour’s candidate for Manchester Gorton

Afzal Khan

Following the sad death of Sir Gerald Kaufman in late February, there will be a by-election for Sir Gerald’s parliamentary seat here in Manchester Gorton constituency, to be held on Thursday 4th May (the same date as the election for Mayor of the GM Combined Authority). Labour members in Manchester Gorton have selected Afzal Khan MEP as their candidate. Afzal says “Even with the unfair Tory cuts to our budget, Manchester is a vibrant city that is progressing all the time. Your Labour representatives have worked hard to ensure that the city is a great place to live. There is a lot more to do, and that is why I would work hard to speak up for Manchester in Parliament, carrying on the good work of Gerald Kaufman“.