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SALFORD LABOUR COUNCILLOR RESIGNS
 

Star date: 6th August 2018

ECCLES COUNCILLOR RESIGNS

Salford Labour Councillor, Peter Wheeler, has resigned and is standing down with immediate effect. Salford City Council has posted a notice of 'vacancy' for the Eccles ward and a by-election will be held when two people from the electorate trigger it.

Full details here...


Eccles Giving Day
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Salford Labour Councillor, Peter Wheeler, who represents Eccles, has resigned pending a personal move outside of Salford.

Peter Wheeler is a popular councillor, having attended and spoken at many anti-cuts meetings against the wishes of the upper echelons of his local Party. He has also railed against developers avoiding Section 106 payments, while serving as a member of the Council's planning panel.

Councillor Wheeler is an excellent representative of his Eccles constituents, helping the campaign to Save the Crown Theatre, speaking out against the Bedroom Tax before it was official Labour Party policy and opposing the stock transfer of Salford Council housing to Salix Homes.

He was also one of the few councillors to mark the passing of ISIS victim Alan Henning, laying wreaths every year in Eccles town centre, while, last month, he and others in the Eccles Labour Party collected around £600 worth of food and necessities for local food banks.

Many, like the Salford Star, believe that at a local level being a good councillor is more important than blind loyalty to a party. Councillor Peter Wheeler is the epitome of these principles and, for that, he will be missed in Salford as he starts a new life away from the city.

Councillor Wheeler handed in his notice last Friday, and Salford City Council has now posted a 'Notice of Casual Vacancy' on its website. A by-election will be called when two members of the electorate write to the Council to trigger it.


For details on how to trigger the by-election Ė click here

Main photo shows Councillor Wheeler laying a wreath for Alan Henning in  Eccles town centre

Update: 9th August - The by-election has now been called for Thursday 27th September

phil hamer wrote
at 08:08:55 on 12 August 2018
A Councillor that will be sadly missed in Salford I personally know peter put his hart into helping such a lot of Salford people over the years. And thank you for this. And may I wish you well and ALL my and Julies very Best Peter to you both .And please call to mine any time you are in Salford and hope to see you when you visit are great city mate. My very best phil hamer

Simon Williams wrote
at 16:08:10 on 08 August 2018
Peter Wheeler was one of the best councillors around always helpful and not full of shit like the rest of them, Thanks Peter

Steve wrote
at 08:27:57 on 08 August 2018
Peter was one of the best Councillors that you could come across, he always kept to his word, if he said he would do something for you he always tried his best to get the right results for you. He was always supportive of are mental health campaign U.S.U.C when many others were against us namely Ian Stewart, which I will always be greatful for. Good luck & best wishes to you & your family Peter.

Mike Donigan wrote
at 08:27:33 on 08 August 2018
Sorry to hear your stepping down Peter but i wish you all the luck in the world with your fitire away from Salford.

Councillor Alan Dean wrote
at 08:27:17 on 08 August 2018
I'm so sorry to hear that Peter Wheeler has stood down as a Salford Labour Coimcillor. Kmowing his commitmemt to both his residents and the Party he must have a very good reason for doing so. Good Luck for the future & whatever it holds for you Peter.

Bob the regular wrote
at 08:25:50 on 08 August 2018
If the Star says he was a good councilor, that can mean only one of two things .(a) The editors been on the beer or (b)he was a good councilor. I believe the second option. I'll trust the stars judgement on the ones I don't know.

Peter Wheeler wrote
at 18:19:06 on 07 August 2018
Thanks for the kind words. There are still a few outstanding issues for residents I need to finish off. I was brought up in Salford pubs in the sixties and seventies- the Worsley and the Flat Iron and have lived in and around Eccles for the last thirty years so it will be a wrench but you canít be a local Councillor if you donít live local. The response we get from Eccles people when we do things, whether itís our Eccles Giving Days or collecting to help with the Salford flooding a couple of years ago really restores your faith in people. In my time as a Councillor I havenít got everything right but I have tried to do my best. Best wishes to everyone in Eccles and Salford.

Rayofsunshine wrote
at 16:35:40 on 07 August 2018
A sad loss both to the council and city!

Eccles Resident wrote
at 11:29:04 on 07 August 2018
Peter Wheeler was one of the good guys and did a lot for the people of Eccles, he was be sadly missed

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