British Polls: No change in North West, Greater Manchester
MANCHESTER: Much talked general and local bodies polls cannot prove fateful to bring any change in North West and Greater Manchester and as per usual Labour Party got majority in these areas.
Many Pakistani origin candidates contested polls on the Labour Party tickets but none of the new faces can got his seat reserved in House of Commons while former MP Yasmeen Qureshi bagged her seat second time by getting 20,555 votes and his contestant Geoff Armstrong of UKIP got 19,627 votes and Conservative candidate Mudassar Din stood third in the contest by getting 8,289 votes. Yasmeen Qureshi is only Pakistani origin candidate who won elections from North West.
On two constituencies of Oldham two Pakistani origin candidates were contesting polls but both have faced defeat. From Oldham East Labour Party candidate Debbie Abraham won her seat by bagging 17,529 votes while her contestant Conservative Party candidate Sajjad Hussain got 11,527 votes. On Oldham West Labour Party candidate Michael Meacher won again with big margin, he got 14,732 votes while his contestant Conservative Party candidate Kamran Ghafoor bagged 8,187 votes.
From Rochdale Labour Party candidate Simon Dabchick surprised by getting 20,961 votes while his contestant UKIP candidate Masood Muhammad got 8,519 votes and Simon won his seat second consecutive time.
Muhammad Afzal was Conservative Party candidate from Gorton Ward but he lost elections as his contestant Labour Party candidate Gerald won by getting 24,079 votes while Muhammad Afzal got only 4,063 votes.
Andrew Stephenson, Conservative Party candidate from Pendal bagged 20,975 votes and his contestant Azhar Ali from Labour Party got 15,525 votes.
After seeing the results it is clear that Labour Party remains popular party in this region.