Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Veteran Celebrating Again [City Region]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Veteran Celebrating Again [City Region]

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IT was a clear victory for Labour in Blackley and Broughton, with veteran politician Graham Stringer boosting his already comfortable majority.

The former Manchester council leader boasted a 16,874 majority following the 2015 General Election. That went up to 19,601 this time around - on a turnout of 56pc.

He has held the seat, which is split between Manchester and Salford, since its creation in 2010, when he secured a comfortable 12,300 majority.

Mr Stringer promised to do everything he could to 'protect the people of Blackley and Broughton from the attack of a Conservative government' in 2015.

He reiterated those comments this time around - as well as blasting the Tories for calling the election in an 'opportunistic way'.

"The Prime Minister thought she could take the opportunity to call an election and get a very large majority and run through a lot of policies - that will almost certainly be bad for the people of this city - without telling us what they were. …

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