This is the most important election that many of us can remember. Every vote counts – don’t waste the chance to have your say. 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 until 10pm
- If you’ve got a postal vote but haven’t sent it back yet, you can complete the voting pack and take the sealed envelope to any polling station in Manchester before 10pm
- If you don’t know where your polling station is or you need a lift to vote, visit our polling station finder.
Events are moving very fast at the moment in Parliament. The Labour Party leadership have been very clear – they would like to have a general election as soon as possible, provided the Tory government are prevented from forcing the country out of the EU without a deal on 31 October. Once that safeguard is in place, we desperately need an election – to address all the problems facing the UK at present, not just Brexit.
To take part in an election, you need to be registered to vote – see here for our quick Q&A explaining what’s involved, and here for a link to register. If an election is called for 15 October, the deadline for registration will be 27 September, so if you need to register why not do it now – it only takes five minutes. And if you’re away from home a lot, or maybe you’re a student and you want to vote in your home constituency, consider applying for a postal vote.
Labour activists are joining with people from all over Manchester and beyond to protest against the prorogation of parliament, announced today by Boris Johnson and the Tory government. A Rally Against The Coup is planned for Monday 2nd September at 6.30pm meeting at the Peterloo Memorial.
There is also a petition on the Parliament website.