Game on in Gorton – By-election on 4th May

It was never going to be any other day, but the writ for the Manchester Gorton by-eleciton has now been moved and the poll will take place on 4th May.

Lib Dem candidate Jackie Pearcey had this to say on Twitter:

Tim Farron sent members an email asking them for money to boost Jackie’s campaign. He said:

We’ve already been hard at work for weeks, and we now have another 36 days to pull off something incredible.

In contrast, Labour has only just selected its candidate. George Galloway cancelled an event in Paisley last weekend due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Presumably that meant he was in the constituency over the weekend. I am sure we are all waiting to see Jackie take him on at hustings.

4th May is going to be a tad busy, shall we say. As well as the by-election, there is a council by-eelction in a ward in the constituency and the Greater Manchester mayoral election.

Want to get involved in the campaign?

All the information you need to help Jackie in Gorton can be found here.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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5 Comments

  • Mark Blackburn 29th Mar '17 - 8:56am

    No coincidence that the chosen date is May 4th. While I wish Jaclie every success, for the sake of our councillors, existing and aspiring, may I ask that resources are not diverted from their important elections?

  • Good point, Simon. I would just add a couple of local by-elections to the list: Claughton in Wirral and Wavertree in Liverpool

  • Chris Bertram 29th Mar '17 - 11:15am

    There is however a Metro Mayor election in Gtr Manchester. No idea how seriously we’re taking this.

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