Four candidates in battle for Oldham East and Saddleworth seat

FOUR CANDIDATES are competing for locals’ votes to be elected as MP for the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, June 8 between 7am and 10pm after a General Election was called by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Incumbent Debbie Abrahams (Labour Party) is standing for re-election to the seat, while the other hopefuls are Kashif Ali (Conservative Party), Ian Bond (UKIP) and Jonathan Smith (Liberal Democrats).

The candidates will go head to head on Sunday, May 21 at an Election Forum event, to be hosted at The Parish Centre, Lee Street, Uppermill from 2.30pm-4.30pm.

If you are registered and entitled to vote you will receive a poll card before the election telling you where to vote. The deadline to register is Monday, May 22.

Anyone registered and eligible to vote can get a postal vote and applications to vote by post must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, May 23. The deadline for applications to appoint a proxy voter is 5pm on Wednesday, May 31.

On the same day, there will also be an election for an MP in the Oldham West and Royton, as well as an Oldham Council by-election in the Royton North ward.

The counts for all elections will take place from 10pm onwards on Thursday, June 8 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Civic Centre.

Members of the public are welcome to attend but must apply individually for a ticket beforehand.

Tickets can be applied for in writing to Elections Office, Room 222, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UL or by emailing the Elections Team on

The request must state the name and address of the person applying for the ticket.
For more information on the different ways of voting and how to apply, contact Oldham Council’s election office by calling: 0161 770 4718 or email

The Notices of Election, Statements of Persons Nominated and further information can be found on the Oldham Council website:


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