Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has been reselected as the Labour candidate for Denton and Reddish at the next general election.
Labour members in all seven wards that make up the Denton and Reddish constituency – Audenshaw, Denton North East, Denton South, Denton West, Dukinfield, Reddish North and Reddish South – voted to reselect Gwynne in a series of meetings over September and October.
Gwynne was also unanimously backed by the various social societies and trade union workplace branches linked to Denton and Reddish Labour Party.
According to the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, the next general election will be in May 2022, but recent developments in Parliament mean that an earlier election is seen as quite likely.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I want to say a huge thank you to members in all seven of the Labour Party Branches across Denton and Reddish who voted to reselect me.
“It has been such a great honour to serve my local community in Parliament for the past 14 years and I look forward to contesting the seat again at the next general election, whenever that might be.
“At that election, I’ll be making the case for a Labour Government so that we can leave behind the past nine years of Tory austerity, that have made life tough for so many people across Denton and Reddish.”
Councillor Oliver Ryan, Chair of the Denton and Reddish Constituency Labour Party (CLP), said:
“I’m sure I speak for the whole CLP when I say I’m delighted Andrew has been unanimously reselected by our diverse range of members, branches, trade unions and affiliates.
“Andrew is a well loved local lad with a strong track record of service to our people and our party and we’re very proud to have him representing us across both our Tameside and Stockport communities.
“Our entire constituency party stands behind him ready for a General Election, whenever that comes.”