With the Christmas General Election scheduled to take place on the 12th of December 2019, we bring you a list of all the candidates who have thrown their hats into the ring so far.
In Blackley & Broughton the candidates are looking to be Graham Eric Stringer is standing once more for the Labour Party who held the ward after gaining 28258 votes in 2017.
David Jones will be standing again for the Green Party after he managed to gain 462 votes in 2017. The party is hoping to attract voters who are concerned about climate change and the impacts of the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework in the region.
Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats have selected Iain Donaldson to stand in the area after Charles Garsden took 737 votes in 2017, they will be looking to make as many gains as possible from remain voters in Salford and they stand an excellent chance of doing so.
In Salford & Eccles, the Labour Party will be fielding Rebecca Long-Bailey again after she romped home in the 2017 election with a healthy 31168 votes in the bag, her closest competitor being Tory Jason Sugarman who managed 12036 votes.
The Liberal Democrats will be hoping to soak up some support from remain voters, it is anyone's guess as to how their candidate Jake Overend will do as the party did not stand a candidate in the 2017 General Election.
Standing for the Green Party will be a familiar name in Salford Politics as Bryan (Nephew of Hazel) Blears will be campaigning for the party who are hoping to make gains from voters who are not happy with the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework, as well as those who are concerned about changes to the wider environment and climate. Wendy Olsen managed to attract 809 votes in the 2017 election but the party did exceptionally well in the local elections so that figure is expected to be much higher this year.
New comers the Brexit Party hit the ground running as within an hour of the election being called they were spotted on the campaign trail, all eyes will be on their performance as they stand to take votes from both the Labour and Conservative parties. Their candidate Matt Mickler is looking to upset the political apple cart and put an end to Labours long hold on this part of the City.
The Conservatives will be running with Salford newcomer, Journalist & Broadcaster Attika Choudary who has worked for the BBC as a reporter and previously held the position of Mayoress of Rushmoor Council as well as serving as a councillor for Wellington in the same borough.
In Worlsey & Eccles South, Barbara Keeley will be campaigning for election again for Labour, having held the seat since 2005, the party did exceptionally well in 2017, managing to pull in 26046 votes. Her closest rival was Iain Lindley with 17667 votes, who stood down from the conservatives earlier this year before the local elections in May.
The Conservatives will now be fielding Arnold Saunders as their candidate after he sent shock-waves after taking Kersal from the hands of Labour by beating Mike Pevitt in the 2017 Bi-election.
The Liberal Democrats managed to pull 1087 votes in 2017 with their candidate Kate Clarkson, who this year will be replaced by Joe Johnson-Tod who will be looking to pick up even more votes on the back of the parties Remain voting stance on Brexit.
As for the Green Party, well they will be fielding Daniel Towers who will be taking over from Tom Dylan who managed to pull in a respectable 842 votes in 2017, it is hoped that strong opposition to the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework in the City will translate into votes for the party.
Seamus Martin will be standing for the Brexit Party for this part of Salford having previously been a candidate for UKIP in the 2017 General Elections, a man of great conviction and integrity, Seamus stood down as their candidate, after slamming the parties 'odious agenda' and 'muslim bashing' given as the reason. Seamus is most certainly the one to watch.
This is the full line up of candidates who will be standing in the General Election 2019, interestingly there are no independents standing.
Edited by KARL