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TCW Election Watch: Tatton, Moray


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Current MP: Esther McVey (Conservative) 

Paul Corrick writes: The constituency of Tatton in Cheshire was created in 1983. It has always been a high-profile seat with the likes of Neil Hamilton (Con), Martin Bell (Independent), George Osborne (Con) and currently Esther McVey (Con) winning it.

There are four candidates standing in this safe Conservative seat, Esther McVey for the Conservatives, James Weinberg (Labour), Jonathan Smith (Liberal Democrat) and Nigel Hennerley for the Green Party. In the last election in 2017, the Conservatives won with with 28,764 votes, 58.6 per cent of the vote share, and Labour were second with 13,977 votes (28.5 per cent). In the 2016 referendum 45.63 per cent voted to leave and 54.37 per cent voted to remain.

It would be a political earthquake for the Conservatives to lose this seat, needing a swing of over 15 per cent. As a former Labour voter and supporter for over four decades this will be only the second election at which I am unable to vote Labour, the previous one being 2017. The reasons are many, but I simply do not trust Corbyn and others on the Labour front bench with the economy, security, defence and foreign policy, and there are his links to extremists and the anti-Semitism problem that has arisen on his watch.

The anti-western worldview of Corbyn that blames America and the West for all the problems in the world is a major worry for me. This is no longer the Labour Party of Harold Wilson, Neil Kinnock, John Smith, Harriett Harman, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. I expect Esther McVey to be returned.


Current MP: Douglas Ross (Conservative)

Ann Bradley writes:
 I live in Moray and have sent my postal vote for UKIP. A wasted vote, maybe, but I voted on principle as UKIP is where Brexit began, and I prefer the UKIP manifesto which includes tackling uncontrolled immigration, which the rest seem to be ignoring.  I do not trust BJ to give us Brexit, nor do I trust the rest of the bunch.

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