General Election 2019: North West constituency reports

With just seven days to go until polling stations open, our Political Correspondent Hannah Miller and the Granada Reports team have been taking a look at the North West's key battlegrounds.


The seat has been held by Labour's Frank Field since 1979. But this time he's standing against his former party as the candidate for the Birkenhead Social Justice Party.

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This is a safe seat for Labour, with a majority of more than 9,500 votes.

The seat voted roughly 63% to Leave Europe in the referendum. Could a change be bubbling under the surface?


The area took control of Trafford Council at the local elections earlier this year. The leader of the council is Andrew Western, the Labour candidate who is hoping to unseat Conservative, Graham Brady.

People here voted to remain by almost 62% and the Liberal Democrats are also fighting here to eat into the Remain vote.


This constituency has predicted the outcome of the election every year since 1979.

They voted to leave the EU by 58% but Labour are hoping to unseat Conservative, David Morris' dwindling majority of 1,399 at the polls.


This is a marginal constituency and Labour hold the seat with a majority of just under 6,000.

The former Labour MP who won at the last election has since stood down from the party and is now standing as an independent candidate.

The seat voted roughly 55% to Leave in the 2016 referendum.


In 2017, this seat had the third lowest turnout in England - with young people and ethnic minorities the least likely to vote.

As the country faces the biggest choice we've had in years, will residents flock to the polls?

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