Voters urged to register as Wythenshawe general election candidates are announced

30264918325_3b2a09305c_mWith four weeks to go to the general election, Wythenshawe’s candidates have been announced today.

As expected, Mike Kane will defend the seat we first won in a by-election in 2013 for Labour. The party launched it’s election campaign earlier this week.

Fiona Green, who contested the seat in the 2015 general election has been chosen again as the candidate for the Conservative Party and William Jones, from Timperley will represent the Liberal Democrats.

Dan Jerome is the candidate for the Green Party  and UKIP will be represented by Mike Bayley-Sanderson.  There will also be an independent candidate, Luckson Francis Augustine.

Manchester City Council has warned that people will not be able to vote on 8 June unless they have registered by Monday 22 May, and anyone who has moved recently should ensure their address details are correct.

Anyone who is on the electoral register can also register to vote by post or choose to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf – particularly as the upcoming General Election falls during the holiday season.

Applications for a postal vote must be received by 5pm on 23 May.

The deadline to appoint a proxy is 5pm on 31 May.

Anyone wishing to register can visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to download a registration form.

Joanne Roney OBE, Returning Officer for Manchester, said: “It is important that everyone in this city has a voice and that they have their voice heard, but to do this it is vital that you are registered to vote. Anyone who is not registered is urged to do so as soon as possible to make sure you can use your vote on 8 June.”

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