- so far

Josh Fenton Glynn

Josh Fenton-Glynn (Labour)

Richard Phillips

Vanessa Lee

Jim McNeill
Social Democratic Party

Donal O'Hanlon
(Liberal Democrat)

Kieran Turner

James Vasey
Yorkshire Party

David Walmsley
Reform Party

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General Election July 2024

SEVEN CANDIDATES for the Calder Valley constituency - Josh Fenton-Glynn (Lab), Vanessa Lee (Con), Jim McNeill (SDP), Donal O'Hanlon (LD), Kieran Turner (Gn), James Vasey, (YP) and David Walmsley (RP)

Five of the seven candidates have addresses in Calderdale, the Yorkshire Party candidate lives in Bradford and the Reform Party candidate lives in Bexhill, Sussex.

KEY MARGINAL: The Calder Valley constituency was Labour from 1997 until 2010 with Christine McCafferty as MP, and then Conservative from 2010 until 2024 with Craig Whittaker.

With the call for a 4 July General Election, the HebWeb has revived its General Election site here at

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Nominations close at 4pm, Friday 7 June 2024 when the final list of candidates is known. Until then, those on the left are the candidates the HebWeb knows of, so far.

General Election, Dec 2019 result:

Craig Whittaker (Cons) 29981 - elected
Josh Fenton-Glynn (Lab) 24207
Javed Bashir (LD) 2884
Richard Phillips (Lib) 721
Tories increase majority by 5000.

MP for the Calder Valley since 2010, Craig Whittaker is not standing in 2024. Nor is Holly Lynch in Halifax

Candidate messages to the HebWeb: Two candidates have responded so far: Lib-Dem and SDP. See messages. Other candidates are invited to send similar messages to the HebWeb.

Calder Valley Education Question Time, Weds 19 June, 7pm, organised by Calderdale Against School Cuts, at The Calder Learning Trust in Mytholmroyd. Ticket only - email to book. Candidates invited to answer education questions.

Labour's Cruelty:
Allen Keep 9 June 2024
Simon David Stewart. 5 June

Register to vote now To vote in any election in the UK you must be on the electoral register. Register to vote now. Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 19 June 

See the HebWeb's December 2019 General Election site for the Calder Valley

Labour under fire as councillors blocked from Calder Valley election. See Yorkshire Live report from Nov 2023

Watch this space as we develop this election website to provide details of candidates, links and news related to the 2024 General as it affects the Calder Valley constituency.

Discussion: use our HebWeb Forum.

Previous general elections on the HebWeb

For much of the 1980s and 1990s, Donald Thompson held Calder Valley for the Tories.

Labour's Christine McCafferty took the seat in 1997 and held it until 2010 when she retired.

Craig Whittaker won for the Tories in 2010 and won again in 2015 and 2017.

2019 General election website

2017 General Election website

2015 General Election

2010 General Election

2005 General Election - see who was the Conservative candidate!

2001 General Election

1997 General Election - hardly anyone was at this time using the Internet for political coverage and discussion. The HebWeb was among the first websites to do this. We wrote: "The Hebden Bridge Web invites you to join its experiment in online democracy."