From Andrew Gwynne MP <[email protected]>
Subject Denton & Reddish Weekly Newsletter
Date November 11, 2022 5:36 PM
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** Dear Constituent,
Hello and welcome to this week's edition of the Denton and Reddish weekly news.

This weekend, there are a number of services to mark Remembrance Sunday. I'll be in Denton Central to pay my respects, where I'll make my way to Denton Town Hall and the Cenotaph in Victoria Park. I'll then lay wreaths in Denton West at midday and Dukinfield in the afternoon. Wreaths will also be laid at Haughton Green, Audenshaw and Reddish on my behalf.
Today is Armistice Day - where we commemorate the armistice that brought an end to World War 1.

Today I'm thinking about the sacrifice made by my great-grandad Private Benjamin Ridgway. He was an ordinary working man from Ordsall in Salford who served in the 15th battalion (Salford Pals) Lancashire Fusiliers. He fell on 30 July 1916.

He was one of the 880,000 British soldiers who sacrificed their lives between 1914 and 1918. We will remember them.
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Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, joined Help for Heroes in Parliament last month to congratulate them on their 15th anniversary and pledge his support to the work that they deliver.

Every day, men and women have to leave their careers in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. Since being founded in 2007, Help for Heroes has enabled wounded veterans to live secure and healthy lives with purpose.

They give them the strength to recover, by providing physical, psychological, financial and welfare support – when they need it and for as long as they need it.

At the reception, Gwynne discussed the importance of further support for the mental health of our veterans, as well as the need for further measures to support the rehabilitation of veterans who may have complex physical and mental injuries.

Gwynne reaffirmed his commitment to supporting the work of Help for Heroes, and thanked them for their actions across Denton and Reddish.

Commenting, on the anniversary, Gwynne said:

“For 15 years Help for Heroes has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of veterans across the UK. They are able to do that work because of extraordinary support from the general public.

“I’ll keep doing everything I can to assist Help for Heroes in Parliament and beyond.

“It’s more important than ever that we make sure that veterans – especially those with complex physical and mental injuries – receive the support that they need.”

Speaking at the reception, James Needham, Interim CEO, said:

“When we began our mission in 2007, large numbers of people had returned from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so veterans and their families’ needs were at the forefront of the public’s minds. Whilst the needs of our ex-service men and women have not diminished, these needs are perhaps less prevalent in people’s minds.”

“We at Help for Heroes continue to support veterans across the UK to provide them the support to live the best quality of life possible.

Veterans wishing to access support via Help for Heroes can do by clicking here. ([link removed])

Pictured: Gwynne at the Help for Heroes Parliamentary event last month.

This Sunday, we will all pause to remember British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives in conflicts since World War 1.

in 2010, I attended the funeral of Lance Corporal Andrew Breeze at Christ Church in Denton.

Lance Corporal Breeze was serving in Afghanistan when he was killed in an explosion whilst clearing an area near Check Point Kingshill. He lost his life while working to improve security in the region.

I was not lucky enough to meet Lance Corporal Breeze, but I am moved by his life to this day. As I sat in church to represent a community in profound morning, I thought about the extraordinary bravery it takes to risk your life for your country, and how no amount of gratitude seems proportionate to the sacrifice made.

When I observe the moment of silence on Sunday, I will be thinking of Lance Corporal Breeze, his family and his friends. More than a million British and Commonwealth service personnel have lost their lives since 1914 – I will also think of them, and pledge that their sacrifice will never be forgotten.

On Sunday, I will be in Denton Central to pay my respects, as I make my way to Denton Town Hall and the Cenotaph in Victoria Part. I will then lay wreaths in Denton West at midday and Dukinfield in the afternoon. Wreaths will also be laid at Haughton Green, Audenshaw and Reddish on my behalf.

It will be a solemn but important day. Remembrance is not just about recognising those who have fallen, but also those who continue to risk their lives each and every day to keep us safe.

Recently, we have seen war break out in Europe. With Putin’s invasion of Ukraine we are again living in unprecedented and volatile times. The war in Ukraine is not only a reminder of the fragility of peace, but also a testament to the bravery of those who choose to serve their country in the pursuit of liberty, democracy and freedom.

Laurence Binyon’s ‘For the Fallen’ – often recited at remembrance services across the country – is a poem that is very close to my heart. The final stanza is my favourite, and perfectly captures the tremendous debt we have to the fallen:

“As the stars they shall be bright when we are dust,

Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;

As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,

To the end, to the end, they remain.”

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Andrew in the constituency


As some of you may know, the Boundary Commission for England have published their (almost) final proposals on Tuesday. This work is being done because the Government has imposed a rigid electoral quota for each seat on the Boundary Commission. As such, no constituency can fall below 69,727 voters or rise above 77,062.

There are some significant changes being proposed, not least the abolition of the Denton and Reddish constituency. Instead, there will be three 'new' seats locally drawn on updated boundaries. Under these new boundaries, I would be the Member of Parliament for the Denton and Gorton constituency.

Whilst I really am very sad to see the abolition of the Denton and Reddish constituency that has been in existence for nearly 40 years and has been my home for even longer, I am pleased that the Boundary Commission have come up with a proposal that does take on board community and social links across our local towns, and especially one that keeps the town of Denton together (as this wasn’t always guaranteed to be the case).

Therefore I am asking (if you are able to) to submit your views to the Boundary Commission in support of the Boundary Commission proposals by their deadline of 5th December 2022 using their online form at ([link removed]) 👈

Until the next General Election, I remain the MP for Denton and Reddish, and I will continue to serve all the communities of Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris and Reddish as best as I can.


The three Denton wards will form part of the new Gorton and Denton constituency and will be made up of the following wards:

Denton North East
Denton South
Denton West
Gorton & Abbey Hey
Due to the size of the Audenshaw and Dukinfield wards they can no longer sit within the Denton constituency and will form part of the new slightly amended Ashton under Lyne constituency as follows:
Ashton Hurst
Ashton St. Michael’s
Ashton Waterloo
Droylsden East
Droylsden West
St. Peter’s
We will also be saying goodbye to Reddish North and Reddish South as they will now form part of one of the three constituencies which will lie wholly in Stockport Borough. The Stockport constituency will be as follows:
Brinnington and Central
Davenport and Cale Green
Edgeley and Cheadle Heath
Heatons North
Heatons South
Reddish North
Reddish South
There will also be an unchanged Stalybridge and Hyde constituency:
Dukinfield Stalybridge
Hyde Godley
Hyde Newton
Hyde Werneth
Stalybridge North
Stalybridge South
Andrew in the USA 🇺🇸

This week, I travelled to the United States of America to monitor the mid-term elects as part of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly ([link removed]) Election Observer Mission.

Some of you might remember that back in mid 2020 I was nominated (with several other MPs) by the then Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to serve on the British delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

It was a pretty intensive programme in the US, with two days of briefings in Washington DC, and then travel to my location, which was St. Louis in Missouri, where we received localised briefings.

On Tuesday (Election Day), myself and Austrian MP Andreas Minnich ([link removed]) , travelled around polling stations in both St. Louis County and City from opening at 6am to closing at 7pm, and then to the Count Center.

Our findings were fed back to the OSCE Mission HQ in Washington, where they helped to form the overall findings of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which you can read here: [link removed] ([link removed])

My own take is that, in all the polling stations we visited, the election was conducted freely, fairly and without any interference. The election was incredibly well organised. The checks and balances throughout (all poll clerks are doubled with one a registered Democrat and the other a registered Republican signing off each process) meant there was full confidence the results were the will of the people.

Of particular note, St. Louis County have introduced technology which means a voter no longer has to go to their own polling station relevant to their own polling district (as we have to here in the UK). Instead, once the voter’s ID is scanned in, a specific ballot paper relevant to that person’s own neighbourhood is printed out. Completed ballots are scanned back in and the results logged. The paper ballots are kept for hand count verification if needed. The result of this technological advancement is it’s made voting much more accessible for people and turnout has increased as a consequence.

Anyway, I’m now back home. Zonked out and jet lagged. But what a few days! ✈️
Andrew in Parliament

Just before leaving for my trip with the OSCE, I requested that a Remembrance cross be planted on my behalf in the Speaker's Constituency Garden of Remembrance in Westminster.

This initiative began last year, and this year I've once again dedicated my cross to all who have fallen, as well as the following three individuals:

• Joseph Lister VC - Reddish’s Great War hero.
• Albert Hill VC - Denton’s Great War hero.
• Lance Corporal Andrew Breeze, killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

We will remember them.
Andrew in the media

📰 READ: Thanks to the Tameside Reporter for covering my comments in Parliament about Russell Scott Primary School.

The Government needs to recognise the urgency here, and give Russell Scott pupils and brilliant staff the support they need.

Read the full story here ([link removed]) .

📰 READ: Thanks to the Tameside Correspondent for giving me the opportunity to write about my 2022 Local Business Awards. You can read the full piece here ([link removed]) .

To get involved and nominate your favourite business click here ([link removed]) .
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** Guide Bridge Station Coal Wagon Project

🚂 The WOODHEAD RAILWAY MUSEUM ([link removed]) and Friends of Guide Bridge Station ([link removed]) are restoring an old coal truck for the Guide Bridge Station memorial garden.

Apparently the truck will be painted in the liveries of the Ashton Moss colliery in Audenshaw and Denton colliery…

Thank you to WRM, FoGBS and Network Rail ([link removed]) for restoring a bit of our industrial heritage. I can’t wait to see it in place!

A GoFundMe has been set up for the Coal Wagon project for anyone who wishes to make a kind donation towards the restoration work. If you are able and wish to donate click here ([link removed]) .

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