Tatton candidates announced for 2019 General Election


The candidates for the Tatton Constituency for next month's General Election have been announced.

Local residents will have the choice of four candidates when they go to the polls on Thursday, 12th December.

The Tatton Constituency candidates are:

  • Nigel Robert Hennerley, Green Party
  • Esther McVey, The Conservative Party
  • Jonathan Paul Smith, Liberal Democrat
  • James Martin Owain Weinberg, Labour Party

We will publish more information about each of the candidates shortly.

The deadline to register to vote – or to apply for a postal vote – is Tuesday 26 November.

Polling cards have been posted to registered electors. If you have not received your polling card by Monday 18 November, you should contact the council by ringing 0300 123 5016 to ensure you are registered to vote.

Alternatively, if you are not already registered, you can register to vote via the government's Gov.UK website.

2019 General Election


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Richard Barraclough
Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 7:36 pm
The coming election is an opportunity for us all to express our opinion on our country's future direction. Wrong! The Tatton constituency is a "safe" seat. We all know which candidate will be declared the MP for Tatton sometime in the early hours of December 13. The majority of parliamentary seats never change hands. The First Past the Post voting system means that the government of the day is elected by a minority of voters in a minority of constituencies. Voters in Tatton and other "safe" seats are effectively disenfranchised.

The solution is to change the voting system to be more proportional. Just like in referendums, every person's vote, no matter where they live, should have the same weight as every other person's vote.

So what to do until we have a voting system where my vote will count? I will not vote tactically. I will vote with my heart. I know my vote doesn't count, but my consolation is that the total country-wide vote for my chosen party will be very slightly increased. For me that means voting for the Green party. It's the only party that is taking the terrible threat of Climate Breakdown sufficiently seriously.