The Green Party of England and Wales are celebrating a night of steady progress after they added to their number of councillors and successfully defended seats in existing strongholds.
The Greens won 34 seats – a net increase of 11.
They succeeded in winning seats in target areas such as Reading and Dudley and defended all six seats in Norwich.
In London, mayor candidate Jenny Jones beat the Lib Dem candidate to come third.
And the party also came third in the list of “London-wide” assembly members – winning two of the seats allocated via a form of proportional representation.
So Salford has just become a one party state, Ian Stewart is the overall top boss, fantastic, labour in full control. so Mr Stewart, in 4 years time if it all go’s pear shaped who are we going to blame then Tories/LibDems ,sorry the blame will be right at your door Mr Stewart, chose your friends very carefully your future and your name depends on them, may be if you want to be a one term wonder you could pick no better man then Mr Merry he’ll show you how to be hated and despised. I hope you won’t follow in the foot steps of merry in sucking up to multimillionaires and property developers, I hope you will put the real people of Salford first which has not been the case for a long time now. I have to say labour played a blinder, the government has to cut back on the countries spending after 13 years of labour’s frivolous spending spree which left the country bankrupt, so Salford gets less money to work with like other cities, this is where the blinder comes in, doe’s Salford labour party rain in its non essential spending I.e Salford reds, BBC philharmonic orchestra,the lowry centre,peel holdings, evicting people from their homes and many other get rich schemes, no the people of Salford wont miss paying for the above, instead labour attacked the services the people of Salford would hate to lose, elderly care services, schools, police,hospitals. it was the Salford labour party who chose what was to go not the national government Salford people wouldn’t of cried if £22 million wasn’t spent on the reds stadium or £3 million a year on the orchestra, but they care for a care home or hospital and police and this is what labour relied on, the people of Salford were hood winked in voting for labour. now labour has complete control of Salford, dangerous for the citizens of Salford because we all know that councillors follow the party line in Salford and can pass any controversial development they now want, unopposed. but there is now another danger to Salford that is ,now that virtually all opposition has now been wiped out in Salford will the government tighten Salford purse strings even further, after all they have nothing to lose, it’s only a socialist council, the Tories are not the first party in history to do this. Salford has always voted labour in Salford, you ask any Salfordian why he/she votes labour the usual answer is I’ve always voted labour, or my father and mother and grandparents
As every one forgot why you voted Labour out and replaced them with this shower in the first place?
Short memory syndrome strikes again in Salford and Manchester.
I always remember a Salford lady on TV saying that she didn’t like Gordon Brown, didn’t like Labour’s ruining of the economy etc. but was voting Labour because ‘if I didn’t my Dad would never forgive me’. She looked at the heavens as she said it. She was 73, her Dad was no longer with us but in effect he had just voted.
Pongo the penguin comes
out trumps in the local election. 6 foot guy fights election dressed as penguin god give
us a break what next?to be honest made me smile.
At a national level, the country is divided into 659 Parliamentary Constituencies and voters in each area elect a Member of Parliament (MP) to sit in the House of Commons and represent them.
More information about Parliament responsibilities, including contact details for Members of Parliament are available from the Parliament website.
Central Government’s responsibilities include:
- setting and collecting all taxes, except council tax
- the National Health Service
- state benefits such as unemployment benefit, tax credits and state pensions
- making and reviewing UK law
- the Country’s security
At local level, the country is divided into a series of local authorities or councils. Councils provide services in their local area. Voters in each area (electoral divisions) elect people to sit on the Council and represent them. .
Councils provide services in their local area.
- social services
- roads and transport
- waste disposal
- economic development
- countywide planning and the environment
- protecting the public
District and Borough Councils
District and Borough Councils provide many services, including:
- refuse collection and recycling
- environmental health
- tourism and regeneration
- leisure and amenities
- planning permission and building control
- housing needs services
- collection of Council Tax
- coastal protection
- off street car parking
Perhaps people should take time out to understand what local councillors can and can’t do,then when they get a Labour leaflet through the door they will have a basic understanding of how labour have failed in Salford to even get the basics of local Government right.
We wanted to test out the waters before we put any real work in and to be honest we where pleased with the response we got, once one seat falls the rest should follow it’s a bit like dominos . I hope to talk to our candidate this week to see if she wishes to build over the coming months of course Labour will feel confident but our lady lives in the area and is well known so with luck we could see some results. Labour are Lazy once they take the seat they forget it exist.