Oldham East and Saddleworth

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Oldham East and Saddleworth is a Parliamentary constituency in Greater Manchester.

The current MP is Debbie Abrahams (Labour) who entered Parliament at the 2011 January by-election.

2017 General Election

Candidates:

Further information about candidates including website, social media and contact details can be found at Who Can I Vote For?.

2015 General Election

Candidates announced:

Further information about candidates including website, social media and contact details can be found at YourNextMP.com.

2011 By-Election

The 2010 general election was won by Phil Woolas (Labour) who received 103 more votes than second-place Elwyn Watkins (Liberal Democrat). However, Mr Watkins challenged the election result in court. The court found that Mr Woolas had knowingly lied in his election materials, the election result was declared void, and a by-election took place on 13th January 2011, with Mr Woolas barred from standing.[1][2]

By-election news and candidate interviews: http://www.saddleworthnews.com/?tag=oldham-east-and-saddleworth-by-election

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debbie Abrahams 14,718
Liberal Democrat Elwyn Watkins 11,160
Conservative Kashif Ali 4481
UKIP Paul Nuttall 2029
BNP Derek Adams 1560
Green Peter Allen 530 N/A
Official Monster Raving Loony Nick "The Flying Brick" Delves 145 N/A
English Democrat Stephen Morris 144 N/A
Pirate Loz Kaye 96 N/A
Church of the Militant Elvis David Bishop 67 N/A
Majority 3558
Turnout 34,987
Labour hold Swing

2010 General Election Results

The election was held on 6th May. The result in Oldham East and Saddleworth was declared void on 5th November 2010.

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phil Woolas 14,186 31.9 -10.7
Liberal Democrat Elwyn Watkins 14,083 31.6 -0.5
Conservative Kashif Ali 11,773 26.4 +8.7
BNP Alwyn Stott 2,546 5.7 +0.6
UKIP David Bentley 1,720 3.9 +1.9
Christian Party Gulzar Nazir 212 0.5 N/A
Majority 103 0.2 -10.2
Turnout 44,520 61.2 +4.4
Labour hold Swing -5.1

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/results/constituency/d44.stm

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