Thought of the day…

 

Merrett, Gena      2012

Labour

1,072

O’Neill, Joe

394


  • Majority: 678

 

Balkind, Howard Saul

Labour and Co-Operative Party

1,004

O’Neill, Joe

UK Independence Party

874

Majority 130

Amazing how well Labour are doing in Swinton South under Mr Balkind ,130 Majority he as helped slash Mrs Merretts  Majority in less than two years to nothing. Role on 2015Smile.

Can’t wait for next year…

Close… but no cigar: UKIP fail to break Labour’s Salford stronghold despite finishing runner-up in NINE wards

23 May 2014 – 06:30PM | By Richard Browne & Kenny Lomas

UKIP fell just short of their plans to force their way through Labour’s Salford stronghold, despite finishing runner-up in NINE wards.

Labour managed to keep hold of every one of their 52 council seats following the local election results, seeing off a strong threat from several UKIP candidates.

 

Prior to the election, there had been much talk that UKIP may be able to force their way into the current set-up.

And they very nearly did, pushing their way into second place in Broughton, Claremont, Irwell Riverside, Kersal, Langworthy, Pendlebury, Swinton North, Swinton South and Walkden North.

And crimes down in Salford

A man has been charged with drugs and firearms offences after heroin and crack cocaine were discovered at a house in Pendlebury.

Officers from Operation Arctic – which aims to tackle organised crime groups in Salford – raided the house on Wednesday 28 May.
They found a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine.
A subsequent search of an adjacent garage resulted in officers recovering a black automatic pump action shotgun.