Election Coverage: Hazel Grove
In the run up to December's General Election, our election correspondent Joshua Sandiford will be creating profiles of key marginal constituencies around the country, combining the key statistics with interviews with the major candidates. This profile focuses on Hazel Grove.
The Greater Manchester seat of Hazel Grove will high on the list of key target seats for the Remain-supporting Liberal Democrats.
Andrew Stunell, a Liberal Democrat, had held the seat for the party since 1997 before the Conservatives won it back in 2015.
The seat is now held by William Wragg with a slim majority of just 5,514.
In the 2016 EU referendum, the people of Hazel Grove voted 52 per cent to Leave, an outlier for their metropolitan borough of Stockport which collectively voted to Remain by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent.
Brexit-supporting Wragg has previously said he believes “that now is the time to get the Brexit deal done and focus on the many other issues that matter to us all.”
Region: North West
Former MP: William Wragg
Conservatives - 20,047
Liberal Democrats - 14,533
Labour - 9,036
(Conservative majority - 5,514)
Turnout - 69.9 per cent
Leave (52 per cent)