The three constituencies of Salford voted to leave in the Brexit referendum in 2016 and three years later the results of this snap election will decide the outcome for Britain leaving the European Union.
Despite all three Salford constituencies returning Labour MPs the Conservative Party won a comfortable majority and Boris Johnson has pledged Brexit will go through by 31st January 2020.
Election results suggest that voters voted in favour of Conservative to ensure the deal goes through, after being rejected several times under Theresa May and Boris Johnson.
2016 Brexit Referendum results in Salford
56.8% of Salford & Eccles, the constituency of MP Rebecca Long-Bailey, residents voted to leave in 2016 – a result above the national percentage.
Worsley and Eccles South voted to Leave with a 59.79% majority, the highest percentage of the three constituencies. Almost 8% higher the national average, the leave vote in this constituency is significantly higher with a larger majority.
Voters in Blackley and Broughton had a much smaller majority. 50.04% voted for Brexit, meaning the vote was almost entirely split. Nevertheless, MP Graham Stribnger has been unusual in the Labour Party in vociferously backing Brexit and voting for government deals.
Brexit was originally due to happen on 29 March 2019, two years after then Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50
Under Mrs May, the deadline was delayed twice after MPs rejected her Brexit deal – eventually pushing it to 31 October.
With Boris Johnson replacing Mrs May as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister, the EU agreed to a further extension until 31 January 2020.