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Middleton and Heywood to go to polls in by-election

Press release   •   Sep 11, 2014 16:46 BST

Voters in Middleton and Heywood are set to go to the polls next month to elect their new Member of Parliament (MP).

A by-election on Thursday October 9 has been called following the death of the constituency’s MP Jim Dobbin.

The closing date for nominations for the by-election is 16 September at 4pm.

Polling cards will be sent to those on the electoral register in the next few days. These will let people know where they will be able to cast their vote or, if they have applied to vote by post, when they can expect to receive their postal voting papers.

The polling stations on October 9, which are open from 7am to 10pm, will be:

·  Castleton Community Centre, Manchester Road;

·  Matthew Moss Youth Centre, Matthew Moss Lane;

·  St Martins Church, Vicarage Rd North;

·  Bowls Pavilion, Chesham Gardens;

·  Thornham Cricket Club, Rochdale Road;

·  Woolworths Sports & Social Club, Gipsy Ln, Castleton;

·  Brimrod Methodist Church, Roch Valley Way;

·  St George's Church Hall, Bury Road;

·  Bamford Bowling Club;

·  Mobile Unit at front of Elephant & Castle, Bury Road;

·  Caldershaw Primary School;

·  Rochdale Music Service;

·  St Paul's Parish Hall, Black Pits Road;

·  Jericho Methodist Church;

·  Heap Bridge Social Club;

·  Heady Hill Community Centre, Whalley Road;

·  Darnhill Library, Argyle Parade, Heywood;

·  Our Lady & St Pauls Church;

·  Bullough Moor Bowling Club;

·  All Souls Church (Parish Room), Rochdale Road East;

·  The Civic Hall;

·  Crimble Croft Community Centre;

·  Heywood Sports Village;

·  St James' Hall (use side door);

·  St John's Church Hall;

·  Hopwood Rec Bowling Club;

·  Hollin SureStart Children's Centre;

·  Hollin Estate Management Office;

·  Function Room at Lancashire Fold Pub, Kirkway;

·  Jumbo Social Centre, Grimshaw Lane, Middleton;

·  Brookside Community Centre, Mainway East;

·  Elm Street Community Centre;

·  All Saints Church, Manchester Old Road, Rhodes;

·  Holy Trinity Church, Parkfield, Archer Park, Middleton;

·  Alkrington & Providence United Reformed Church, Manchester New Road;

·  Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton;

·  St Thomas' Church, Ellis Lane;

·  St Mary's Church, Langley Lane, Birch;

·  Langley Library, Windermere Road;

·  Woodside Working Mens Club, Higher Wood Street, Middleton;

·  Cleworth Road Children's Activity Centre;

·  St Stephen's Church Hall, High Street;

·  The Old Grammar School, Boarshaw Road.

Votes will be counted on the day and results announced as soon as available.

The deadline for postal applications is 5pm on 24 September.

Postal votes will be despatched from the Town Hall from 17 September and if electors haven’t received their postal pack by 3 October, they can request a replacement up until polling day.  Postal packs must be returned by 10pm on election day and can be returned to Rochdale Town Hall or any polling station. 

The last day for people to be included on the electoral register for the by-election is 23 September so anyone wanting to vote must register by that date. If you haven’t registered you can do so on line by going to

All you need is your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance Number and it takes less than five minutes.

For further information visit , or call 0300 303 0345.

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