Salford March Against the Tories!
March for the Alternative!
Sunday October 2nd.
Assemble: 10.30am – Fire Station Square(off the Crescent, opposite Salford Uni).
The Salford march will join a massive national Trade Union demonstration taking place in Manchester(details below).
Salford March supporters so far….
Salford Against Cuts
Salford City Unison
Salford District Labour Party Local Goverment Committee
Greater Manchester TUC
Salford Green party
In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating geographic boundaries to create partisan, incumbent-protected districts. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander; however, that word can also refer to the process. Looking at these Changes surely it will favour the Condems in any future ELECTIONS,the only up side is we may get rid of Mrs£13,000.
SALFORD DISAPPEARS IN BOUNDARY CHANGES
Star date: 13th September 2011
SALFORD WIPED OFF POLITICAL MAP
New proposals for English boundary changes will see Salford wiped off the political map. There will no longer be a Salford constituency in the 2015 General Election, if the changes come into force.
Langworthy, Ordsall, Weaste and (surprise, surprise) Salford Quays will become part of `Manchester Central’, while Irlam and Walkden will become part of Leigh. Swinton will be the main Salford constituency.
No, it’s not April Fools Day. Click here…
New proposals being brought in by the ConDem Coalition Government will see the national reduction of 50 MPs in Parliament `to save money’. In Salford this will mean that the `Salford’ constituency, with Hazel Blears the standing MP, will no longer exist.
Before the last General Election, Broughton and Kersal were moved out of Salford to be included in the Blackley and Broughton constituency, and, by 2015, the city will be politically divided all over the place.
The proposals are that the current Irwell Riverside ward (includes area from Trinity to Charlestown), Langworthy, Ordsall, Weaste and Seedley will become part of Manchester Central which will also include Hulme, Ancoats and the Manc city centre.
The Boundary Commission document states: “We propose that the existing Manchester Central constituency extends west to incorporate wards from the City of Salford, specifically Salford Quays and the surrounding area.”
This statement fits in with an exclusive Salford Star feature in July which showed how Salford Council is officially integrating the city into Manchester, or the `regional centre’ (`Salford To Be Joined With Manchester’ click here).
Elsewhere, Irlam and Walkden (the constituency where Barbara Keeley is the current MP) will become part of a new Leigh seat. And what remains of Salford – Worsley, Eccles and Swinton – will be part of a new Swinton constituency.
These are initial proposals and anyone can give their views to the Government by 5th December 2011 online (click here for details) or attend a public hearing in Manchester (of course) on October 11th (click here for details).
Read the full proposals for the North West: click here
The name of Salford is set to be wiped off the parliamentary map in a boundary review that has sparked outrage among local MPs.
The most dramatic recommendation is the abolition of the Salford & Eccles and Worsley & Eccles South seats – leaving former cabinet minister Hazel Blears and Barbara Keeley to battle it out over a new Swinton constituency.
Other parts of Salford – including Salford Quays, Weaste, Langworthy and Ordsall – would become part of the Manchester Central constituency, which itself would lose Moss Side to Manchester Gorton.
SAFORD QUAYS A PART OF MANCHESTR I THOUGHT IT WAS ALL READY UNDER JOHN MERRY,
George Osborne has said that the pain caused by deficit reduction will be shared, but the Institute for Fiscal Studies says the poorest families will lose more as a result of the squeeze on spending.
George Osborne‘s austerity programme will cut the living standards of Britain’s families by more than 10% over the next three years as those on the lowest incomes suffer most from the tax increases and spending cuts designed to reduce the budget deficit.
A study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the UK’s leading experts on the public finances, concludes that the chancellor’s strategy will result in greater inequality and rising child poverty.What worries me are the people that voted for this,look back,Thatcher was a prime example of how Tories work they don’t give a damn for the poor, the aged or the sick, and to be Honest i hope that the Liberal Democrats that have helped them put forward this decimation of public service cuts are wiped off the Political map i for one feel ashamed to have had any association with a party that stood out as a shining example of alternative policies reduced to a pack of nodding dogs.