VIDEO: Angela Rayner, MP - standing up for working people in Ashton, Droylsden and Failsworth


Angela  Rayner                 Labour                              19,366                   49.76%                  +1.35%

Tracy Sutton                     Con                                     8,610                   22.12%                  -2.62%

Maurice Jackson               UKIP                                    8,468                   21.76%                  +17.37%

Charlotte Hughes             Green                                  1,531                     3.93%                  +0.00%

Carly Hicks                        Lib Dem                                  943                     2.42%                 -12.42%

MAJORITY: 10,756

Thank you so much for electing me as the first ever woman MP for Ashton-under-Lyne and helping to make history in our constituency.

I was especially pleased to increase Labour's majority since 2010 to more than 10,700 votes.

That is a great tribute to our first-class organisation and all the hard work done by Labour Party members and supporters throughout the campaign.

We reaped our reward for all that effort in the local council elections too, as Labour strengthened our support right across Tameside and Oldham.

But we didn't get the Labour government we so desperately need.

That means it now falls to me and all our Labour councillors, led by Kieran Quinn in Tameside and Jim McMahon in Oldham, to fight hard for working people in Ashton, Droylsden and Failsworth and to stand up for our socialist values. 

I promise that I will not let you down. 

I am determined to put the case for Labour values of equality, opportunity and social justice every day of the week in Parliament and in our constituency.

I intend to meet working people face to face to put the case for a fairer society and to use all the tools of modern communication to put our message across to all. 

Because now, more than ever, working people will need active, engaged, committed Labour people who will stand up for what we believe in.
That is my pledge to you - and I know our united party in Ashton-under-Lyne is ready to step up to the challenge.

Thank you once again for all your support, good wishes and congratulations. It is incredibly humbling to represent working people in Ashton-under-Lyne.

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