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HebWeb: The General Election in the Calder Valley at caldervalley.org.uk

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The 2017 general election will be on 8 June. The candidates to date are listed in the left and right columns, in alphabetical order, using photos available so far.

Nominations cosed Thursday afternoon, 11 May and the Candidates are Janet Battye, Liberal-Democrats; Josh Fenton Glynn, Labour; Robert Holden, Independent; Paul Rogan, UKIP; Kieran Turner, Greens and Craig Whittaker, Conservatives.

Useful links and info

Wikipedia page describing the Calder Valley constuency

HebWeb coverage of 2015 election with results for each candidate.

In the 2015 General Election, the Conservatives beat Labour by 4427 votes, the Lib-Dem vote collapsed, the Greens fared no better, while the UKIP vote increased significantly. Although the turnout was up, it remained below 70%.

See below for HebWeb coverage of previous general elections.

Calderdale Green Party launches General Election campaign in Calder Valley. Kieran Turner from Todmorden is Calderdale Green Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Calder Valley. Read more (16 May)

Jeremy Corbyn in Hebden Bridge

Jeremy Corbyn in Hebden Bridge. Hundreds packed into the Town Hall on Monday, 15 May to support and hear the Labour leader. Photos, videos and report. (15 May - updated)

Call for election debate in the Calder Valley Labour, Green and Independent candidates for Calder Valley have written to Conservative, Craig Whittaker challenging him to debate. Read more (13 May)

Green Party seeks 'progressive alliance' of Labour, Lib Dems and Greens to oppose Craig Whittaker and they have written to the other parties. Read more about how they are getting on. (4 May)

Labour choose Josh Fenton-Glynn to contest Calder Valley for the 8 June General Election. Josh is a Calderdale councillor who lives in Hebden Bridge and who previously fought the 2015 general election. Read more. 1 May




Previous general elections on the HebWeb

For much of the 1980s and 1990s, Donald Thompson held Calder Valley for the Tories.

Labour's Christine McCafferty took the seat in 1997 and held it until 2010 when she retired.

Craig Whittaker won for the Tories in 2010 and won again in 2015.

2010 General Election HebWeb coverage of the last general election.

2005 General Election

2001 General Election

1997 General Election - hardly anyone was at this time using the Internet for political coverage and discussion. The HebWeb was among the first websites to do this. We wrote: "The Hebden Bridge Web invites you to join its experiment in online democracy."