Make sure you’re registered to vote – and maybe go postal

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.

Vote for Angeliki Stogia in Whalley Range today!

Today is polling day – vote Labour for the many not the few. The Labour and Co-operative Party candidate in Whalley Range is Angeliki Stogia, seen here visiting polling stations in the ward this morning. Please 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 the city before 10pm
  • If you don’t know where your polling station is or you need a lift to vote, visit our polling station finder or call the Whalley Range Labour team on 0161 860 5523

2 elections – local tomorrow and Euro on 23 May

The local election of councillors to Manchester City Council takes place tomorrow, on Thursday 2 May. Our Labour and Co-operative Party candidate is Angeliki Stogia, who is standing for a fourth term as councillor in Whalley Range.

Also, due to the Conservative government’s continued failure to negotiate an acceptable Brexit deal, the UK did not leave the EU in March and the country will now hold elections to the European Parliament. These take place on Thursday 23 May (three weeks later than the locals) and are completely separate.

Unlike tomorrow’s, there is still time to register to vote for the Euro elections if you aren’t already on the electoral register but you need to do it by next Tuesday (7th). If you’re not sure how, see our Q&A guide here. There is also still time to apply for a postal vote – the deadline is the following day (Wednesday 8th) by 5pm.

You can still register for a postal vote – but hurry!

Angeliki by post box

The local elections in Manchester this year are on Thursday 2nd May, and the polls are open from 7am to 10pm. If you may be away that day, or otherwise find it difficult to get to a polling station, why not register for a postal vote? But you need to be quick – the deadline is 5pm this Monday (15th April).

The Labour Party has prepared a simple online wizard to help you apply – you can find it here.