JONATHAN Reynolds has been elected as the Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde.
Cllr Reynolds was selected as the Labour Party candidate for the General Election, following the decision of James Purnell to step down.
He was declared as the new MP in the early hours of Friday May 7, after receiving 16189 votes.
Following the election, Jonathan said: “It is an honour to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde.
“I am proud to represent the community where I live. But I know that this is a huge responsibility and it is now that the hard work really begins.”
In the run up to the election, Jonathan – who lives in Mottram with his wife Claire – made a number of pledges to the electorate.
He said he would:
- Fight for more jobs – to retain manufacturing in the area a nd to push for high-tech jobs;
- Campaign for changes in the running of Tameside Hospital to improve healthcare and to restore public trust.
- To work with local residents and police to combat crime and anti-social behaviour;
- Campaign for better transport links – addressing the need to reduce congestion in Longdendale and to improve rail services to Manchester.
- Support plans for the new National Care Service, giving older people the dignity and care they deserve