Councillor Julie Reid

Councillor Julie Reid

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Councillor Julie Reid

Councillor Julie Reid

Councillor Julie Reid

From Gorton for Gorton

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After being urged and supported by my Gorton family and comrades, I have submitted my name to the Labour Party for consideration to become the next Member of Parliament for Gorton. 

I’m from Gorton, and was born and brought up in Abbey Hey. 

I was christened at Brookfield Church on Hyde Road in Gorton, and went to school at Abbey Hey Primary School and Wright Robinson High School. My family, going back to my great-great-grandmothers, Florence and Ada (single mothers who brought up their daughters alone and in dire poverty) are buried in Gorton Cemetery in a paupers' grave. I have had a stone put on their grave after tracing them through the Friends of Gorton Cemetery group, which I helped to found. I live in Abbey Hey, as I have for the last 30 years. It's where I brought up my children and now my grandsons.

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Why I'm running in Manchester Gorton

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Gorton is who I am, it's where I'm from, it's where I grew up. From my first memory of being a little girl on my mum's knee I listened to stories of Gorton from my nana.

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