ELECTION 2019 is rapidly approaching, and with major issues like Brexit and the NHS hanging in the balance, the outcome is sure to be incredibly significant. Here are some of the key seats to keep an eye on during election night.
Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders have been campaigning for weeks. Mr Johnson, who has vowed to ‘get Brexit done’ should his party win a majority, has faced fierce competition from his Labour and Liberal Democrat rivals.
Theresa May misjudged the support her party would win when she called a snap election in 2017.
The end result, a hung parliament, left her at a stalemate – unable to pass her Withdrawal Agreement and a House of Commons in deadlock.
Marginal seats could make or break this election, and some seats are currently only secured by a relatively small majority.
Express.co.uk takes a look at some of the marginal seats the Conservatives and Labour will be hoping to seize in the 2019 election.
Conservative target marginal seats:
- Dudley North (LAB majority 22)
- Newcastle-under-Lyme (LAB majority 30)
- Crewe and Nantwich (LAB majority 48)
- Barrow and Furness (LAB majority 209)
- Ashfield (LAB majority 441)
- Bishop Auckland (LAB majority 502)
- Ipswich (LAB majority 831)
- Stockton South (LAB majority 888)
- Penistone and Stocksbridge (LAB majority 1,322)
- Carshalton and Wallington (LAB majority 1,369)
- Eastbourne (LAB majority 1,609)
Labour target marginal seats:
- Pudsey (CON majority 331)
- Chipping Barnet (CON majority 353)
- Hendon (CON majority 1,072)
- Milton Keynes North (CON majority 1,915)
- Harrow East (CON majority 1,757)
- Chingford and Woodford Green (CON majority 2,438)
- Southport (CON majority 2,920)
- Truro and Falmouth (CON majority 3,792)
Labour will also be targeting these seats, where the constituencies voted heavily to Remain in the EU referendum.
- Finchley and Golders Green (CON majority 1,657)
- Putney (CON majority 1,554)
- Cities of London and Westminster (CON majority 3,148)
- Filton and Bradley Stoke (CON majority 4,182)
Extra seats to watch:
The seat of incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson, many constituents have been campaigning to oust the Conservative leader from his seat.
Although a sitting Prime Minister has never lost his seat in an election, Mr Johnson is facing stiff competition from the Labour Party candidate Ali Milani.
Mr Johnson currently holds on by a majority of 5,034.
Hartlepool is a traditional Labour stronghold, but the area voted overwhelming to leave the EU in 2016.
Hartlepool voted to leave by 69.5 percent, one of the highest Leave voting Labour-held seats in the country.
Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice announced he would be standing as the Brexit Party’s candidate for MP in this election.
In Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein is hoping to take this seat from the DUP’s Westminster leader Nigel Dodds, who holds a majority of 2,081.
Sinn Fein is not running a candidate in this constituency, hoping to oust the DUP MP and help the SDLP to win.