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LABOUR PARTY WINS IN SALFORD WITH REDUCED MAJORITIES
 

Star date: 6th May 2016

NO CHANGE IN SALFORD AS SEATS STAY SAME

No wards changed hands in the Salford local election last night, with the Labour Party holding onto all of its 19 contested seats, while the Tories also held its two seats. However, in comparison to four years ago, almost two thirds of Labour councillors were elected with reduced majorities.

The turnout was 30%, with the closest contest being Walkden South, where Labour held on by 155 votes.

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As expected, the Labour Party held onto all its contested seats in yesterday's local election, with 19 councillors elected, while the Conservative Party held onto its two seats in Worsley and Boothstown and Ellenbrook.

However, in almost two thirds of seats Labour councillors were elected with reduced majorities compared to the last equivalent election four years ago. The closest contest was in Walkden South where Labour's councillor Richard Critchley was defending a majority of just 53 – but managed to hang on, beating the Tories by 155 votes.

UKIP, while losing by big margins, still managed second place in over half of the seats, while the Green Party did best in Ordsall, pulling 331 votes and just failing to beat the Tories to second place. TUSC on the whole had a bad night, with its best performances being in Eccles (173 votes) and Winton (143 votes). Wooden spoon of the night went to the far right British Resistance candidate, Eddy O'Sullivan, who managed only nine votes in Swinton South.

The turnout was 30%, up from 26% at the last equivalent election four years ago, with the highest being 42% in Walkden South and the lowest, 24% in Little Hulton.

So, no change in Salford with the overall position being Labour 51 seats, Tories eight seats and one independent.

For the full list of results see the Salford Council website election page – click here

• See also Labour Party's Paul Dennett elected mayor of Salford - click here




Winston Smith wrote
at 22:29:09 on 08 May 2016
@David Cameron: Nope, it's not simply about voting or not voting (and you don't get any opportunity to vote Lords in or out anyway, so democracy will never live in the UK). The people really wielding the power don't bother with all that voting crap, so I learn from them - there are much more effective ways of ways of pressuring politicians than voting. E.g. they don't like anybody knowing what they're up to so, locally, if you work for the council, let the Salford Star know what dodgy stuff goes on. On a national level, support Wikileaks, etc, etc. Forget all the Party stuff - just shine a light on what they're really up to, it's like putting salt on a slug (not that I would ever do that). Oh yes, if I do ever vote, I only vote for independents because they're the ones standing for principles, not because it's a career move. And Europe isn't a Party thing, we're just voting Yes or No, not Party X or Party Y
 
David cameron wrote
at 07:54:11 on 08 May 2016
Winston smith your wrong, Alan timmins your spot on. Winston, this country has got a vote on weather to stay or leave Europe on 23rd June because, at the last election the Tories had to bribe and black mail all the voters who left their party who were going to vote ukip because 1 UKIPs out of Europe campaign, 2 the SNP in Scotland saying they we're going to ally them selves with the Labour Party, to keep the Tories out of power. The people who don't vote are delusional if they think that by not voting their making a statement. The Tories and the Labour Party know the names and addresses of everyone who vote for there parties, when you go to vote there's a number at the top right corner of your voting paper, this is wrote by the side of your address and name by the people at the poling station. I once seen hazel blears with her cronies with clip boards with addresses on, late evening on poling day searching for labour supporters, she was looking at her clip board and only knocking on certain doors, doors I knew were labour supporters, others I knew to be Tory or libdems were bypasted altogether. The two parties don't give a damn about the none voters, trying to get this group to vote for them is wasted energy, money and resources, better to target the voter who is highly likely to vote and the voter who usually votes for your party. The Tories and the Labour Party love the none voters, if everyone who could vote, did vote, then both parties would have to work for our vote, in effect the none voters would be in a stronger voting position because both parties would have to promise big changes to get their vote, "unlike the voter who always vote for them no matter what they planned to do to the country or city"would be better listened to, as UKIP has proven. So to the none voters who think their making a statement or changing the political landscape, the Tories and labour are still in charge, doing what they want, ignoring your views, destroying your country, selling it to the highest bidder. You sit at home and keep thinking that your vote of none of the above worries the political elite, instead they love your none vote, it helps to keep them in power and keep the life style they have now become accustomed to and don't wish to lose. So on behalf of Cameron and Corbyn, to all the none voters, thank you for keeping us in power.
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 11:50:24 on 07 May 2016
@Alan - the idea that 'if you don't vote, you can't complain' is pure Party propaganda. The parties want people to vote so then they can pretend it's a democracy. Blaming it on apathy is also Party propaganda - they don't want to admit that most people stay away because they've woken up to the fact that party politicians answer to their Party, not the voters.
 
Alan Timmins wrote
at 18:24:13 on 06 May 2016
'Excellent to see an increase in turnout' hahahaha what a load of tripe. If you don't vote, don't complain cos you get what you deserve. To think that our Grandfathers and Fathers fought numerous Wars to keep us safe and our Grandmothers and Mothers suffered great hardships to make this country great.......yet voters today can't be bothered to go and vote. Dreadful state of affairs.
 
wrote
at 18:24:05 on 06 May 2016
''we expect the best services for Salford from the trust given to you be the care and respect from voters.'' You must be joking. They all got their places at the trough and it will be the 'same again;. Written before the mayor is announced, but I fear the same there.
 
wrote
at 18:23:46 on 06 May 2016
Salford again elect a Labour Mayor. This is a great victory for salford's Gay community with this new Mayor coming out to the MEN as gay. Mayor Dennett admits being gay has been like a plague. What will Salford get from Mayor Dennett? changes or cuts? http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/growing-up-shadow-domestic-abuse-11295460
 
Steven Logan wrote
at 18:23:31 on 06 May 2016
Business as usual, especially with another Labour City Mayor,nothing changes.
 
TUSC dead and burried wrote
at 18:23:04 on 06 May 2016
TUSCs strategy of putting up candidates against liebour, in protest at all the cuts imposed by this council and also support a Mayor who voted for most of them was a stroke a genius. TUSC you have no credibility in this city and you AVG of 58 votes per candidates and less than 1,000 across the whole of Salford is pitiful.
 
Michael James Felse wrote
at 08:59:24 on 06 May 2016
Excellent to see an increase in turnout. It is now the duty of these elected champions to save Salford. There is no time to spare as we see Salford savaged by cuts. Congratulations to each but be sure we activists are watching your every move - we expect the best services for Salford from the trust given to you be the care and respect from voters.
 
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