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Salford Council Leader John Merry Awarded CBE
 

JOHN MERRY – GOING, GOING GONGED?

Star date: June 13th 2009

Salford Council Leader, John Merry, has today been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The `honour’ has been bestowed for `services to local government’. Does this mean Councillor Merry is about to quit?


Salford Star would like to congratulate John Merry CBE on his gong, which he can now put on the shelf alongside his Mary Burns `George Bush Read My Lips Award’. This was presented a few years ago for saying that “we’re not just going to put up nice big apartments that no-one can afford to buy” even though 81% of all dwellings built in Salford were, er, apartments that, er, no-one could afford to buy…

Anyway, the Queen doesn’t get down to Salford much so how would she know? Meanwhile, John Merry CBE is due to stand for re-election in 2010 both as a councillor and as Leader of Salford City Council. Does this mean he’s going to stand down?  It would be a shame because we’ve enjoyed our little banters and at least Mr Merry will actually face up his critics. But CBEs are usually given to people who are about to be put out to grass. CBE – Councillor Becoming Expired?

Salford Youth Council wrote
at 16:02:10 on 17 June 2009
John, that is of course your choice but ultimately your fate will be decided by the fair people of Broughton at the next local elections. One of Salford Youth Council's campaigns for this year to get as many young, disenfranchised and new voters as well as homeless and street homeless people aware of their right to vote and how to register whilst not having a fixed address - something Salford City Council could do with getting involved with and supporting? I wonder if the street homeless people who are living along the banks of the Irwell will vote for you? I guess it won't make much difference if they did considering Salford City Council only acknowledges there are less than "4 rough sleepers" in the entire city.
 
Paul Gregory wrote
at 10:27:33 on 16 June 2009
Are CBEs really given out to people "about to be put out to grass"? Just across the border there's *Sir* Richard Leese CBE, a council leader who doesn't show any signs of handing over the reins any time soon.
 
guy wrote
at 19:56:45 on 15 June 2009
Put out to pasture? I know where there is one local. Its located between Devonshire st/Vincent st/Bradshaw st North and Tully st. Oh hang on---Thats the replacement playing field for Broughton Green that was supposed to be in use for September 2006.
 
The Truth wrote
at 11:50:23 on 14 June 2009
Of course he,s not going to quit---He,s going to regenerate Higher Broughton. Be fair to the man. All that government money and 14 years isnt really enough is it? Tin pot dictator with delusions of godhood! Maybe if the divine Hazel stands down he can be the voice of Salford.
 
John Merry wrote
at 12:53:52 on 13 June 2009
Steve you will be relieved to hear that I am not quitting and I know that If I had any delusions of grandeur you would quickly bring me down to Earth. I am looking forward to lots more banter in the futre. John (Mary Burns Award Winner)
 
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