I have just been sent a picture of one he looks about 16
City of Salford Conservatives: In Your Area
Salford Conservatives are working hard for local residents across the City of Salford, from Little Hulton to Langworthy, from Cadishead to Charlestown and from Boothstown to Broughton.
Click on the map link below to find out about the work that your local Conservative Councillors and Conservative Action Team members are doing in your area.
In Salford, the main alternative to Paul Massey is Labour’s Iain Stewart, a former backbench MP, whose campaign pledges, in full, are to “work hard and listen to your views”, “put the residents of Salford first”, “bring regeneration and jobs into our city”, “demand a better deal” from government and “ensure that Salford provides efficient, value-for-money services”. These utterly empty “policies” tell you everything about how little elected mayors are improving the political landscape.
One thing makes me think i wonder how he will differ from John Merry? same thing just at a higher price.
I bet there are a few nervous Labour bodies starting to panic on how much they could loose. The pot could be getting smaller.
“I was able to explain how the idea for Community Wardens, now called Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) came from the Valley estate in Swinton and then was adopted nationally by the Labour government, showing that local people working with their local politicians and others can really make a difference.
I can just see it today Mr Blunket and Mr Stewart supping coffee and discussing how the 2 wardens on the Valley where a great success.Good idea Ian we could cut the Police Bill and give the public someone in a yellow coat with no powers,great Labour Success
Message to Ian Stewart,you may disagree with someone else’s view or their politics but to refuse to debate and argue why you think they are wrong is spineless. Will you refuse to meet others that don’t fit in with what you or Labour believe in?
The UK is back in recession after a surprise 0.2 per cent contraction in the economy in the first quarter of the year, official figures revealed today.
The decline in gross domestic product (GDP) was driven by the biggest fall in construction output for three years, while the manufacturing sector failed to return to growth, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
A fresh start for a fair city
The Green Party offers Salford a fresh start after forty years of Labour mismanagement. Our manifesto is fuelled by fairness and driven by a desire to produce a sustainable city and narrow the gap between rich and poor.
It is also a Manifesto for hard times. During the next four years the Tory and LibDem Coalition Cuts will rob the city of £ millions that should have been spent on vital services. Things wouldn’t have been much better under Labour. Having lost control of the banks, they were intent on making the public pay for their mistakes.
The deep cuts will bring hardship for vulnerable men, women and children who rely on essential care and support services provided by the council. It will also mean the loss of many city council and private sector jobs.
In these circumstances a Green Mayor and councillors would do their very best for the city. We can’t stop the cuts made at source by the Coalition, but we will
fight them all the way and we will oppose any attempt to further privatise local services.
Only Greens are committed to open book working with other political parties, the trade unions, third sector and voluntary organisations and residents to meet the challenges ahead.
Indeed, our Manifesto is a template for a more open and democratic city offering residents greater power to make decisions for their neighbourhoods and influence the way budgets are shaped and money is spent. This marks the Greens out from other parties who pay lip service to residents’ views.
to our city’s challenges
We realise many of our Manifesto plans cannot be implemented immediately because the city is starved of cash. But we will not abandon our aspirations, because they offer practical solutions to the challenges the city faces.
Take our proposals to encourage more walking and cycling and the use of public transport in the city. During the writing of this Manifesto, oil prices have rocketed. As a result, car use is prohibitively expensive for many people who must be offered real and affordable choices in
the way they get around Salford.
Our plans to introduce renewable energy on a wide scale would create jobs, make homes healthier and warmer, cut fuel bills and reduce the city’s carbon footprint. We are also committed to protecting small and local businesses and halting the march of super-stores into the city.
Making the most
Of every public penny
To achieve all this we will work with other organisations and combine budgets to make the most of every public penny. Working more closely with the police, for example, would make better use of community safety budgets.
Most importantly, we will continue to work closely with residents and local communities for a better city.
We urge you to vote Green and join us in making Salford a safer, cleaner and greener place
A Salford councillor elected in 2008 for the Community Action Party has cost council taxpayers £2,624.78 per meeting.
Now council officials are being asked to investigate whether there has been a breach of the council Code of Conduct for councillors.
And Labour’s candidate for Elected Mayor has said the case is a warning not to elect ‘novelty’ candidates.
Cllr Rick Houlton was elected for the Irlam ward in May 2008 for the Wigan-based Community Action Party although he has since become an independent.
Figures released by the Council show that since then he has attended only 11 meeting of the full city council – just above the legal minimum to prevent automatic disqualification.
He has only attended four of a possible 20 Community Committee meetings – none since March 2009 – where local councillors meet with community groups to decide local spending priorities.
To be honest this came off the Salford Labour Website,point one i agree with the statement.Point 2 to be honest this would have only come to a head if Labour in Swinton North were not in panic mode. If you want a serious candidate vote REG HOWARD ON MAY 3RD
Will the latest generation of green activists finally help the party break through? great article in the Guardian,great to see some one else sharing our views. click on the guardian website to read the article in full.