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 Denton & Reddish
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Andrew Bennett Labour 21,913 65.2 -0.2
Paul Newman Conservative 6,583 19.6 -1.7
Roger Fletcher Liberal Democrat 4,152 12.4 -0.9
Alan Cadwallender UK Independence 945 2.8  
Majority 15,330 45.6
Turnout 33,593 48.5 -18.4
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.8% from Conservative to Labour

Description
Denton & Reddish was formed in 1983 from the strongest Labour-supporting elements of North and South Stockport, so strong in fact that what remained of the unified Stockport seat actually fell to the Conservatives in 1987, although Labour was able to recapture it in 1992.

The seat has never yet come close to electing a non-Labour candidate. Andrew Bennett has sat here since the seatís creation and currently enjoys the greatest majority of his career so far: a monolithic 20,311 votes - more than twice as large as in 1992.

Denton & Reddish, a cross borough constituency, straddles both Stockport and Tameside local authorities. The six council seats in the North and South Reddish wards in Stockport are all held by Labour, while the party controls 13 out of the 15 seats available in the Tameside wards. The Liberal Democrats control the remaining two while the Conservatives do not hold a single council seat within the constituency.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Denton & Reddish
Labour hold
Name Party Votes %
Andrew Bennett Labour 30,137 65.4
Barbara Nutt Conservative 9,826 21.3
Iain Donaldson Liberal Democrat 6,121 13.3
Majority 20,311 44.1
Turnout 46,084 66.9
 
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