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SIX CANDIDATES TO FIGHT ECCLES BY-ELECTION
 

Star date: 3rd September 2018

WOMEN'S EQUALITY PARTY JOINS FIGHT FOR ECCLES WARD

Six candidates have put their names forward to stand in the Eccles local by-election in Salford on Thursday 27th, with the Women's Equality Party joining the Greens, UKIP, LibDems, Tories and Labour.

Full details here...


Following the resignation of Labour Councillor Peter Wheeler, who has moved out of the city, six candidates have been put forward to fight the vacant Eccles seat...

Helen Alker, is standing for the Green Party, Andrew Darlington for the Conservatives, Caroline Stephanie Dean for the Women's Equality Party, Keith Hallam for UKIP, Mike McCusker for Labour and Jake Overend for the LibDems.

The Women's Equality Party, of which Salford City Council solicitor, Miranda Carruthers-Watt, was a member, is standing for the first time in the city, as far as we know, while the LibDems look to be back on the political scene after being decimated in the wake of Nick Clegg's involvement in the ConDem Government.

The election will run from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 27th September, and Eccles people have until Tuesday 11th September to register to vote if not already on the register. Register to vote at www.gov.uk/registertovote

Women's Equality Party wrote
at 07:33:18 on 07 September 2018
Hi there - thanks for the mention. This is indeed the first time that the Women's Equality Party has stood a candidate in Salford. Our party stood a candidate in the last general election and local candidates in Chorlton and Deansgate but Salford is a first for us. See you on 27th. You can find more information about our party on our website or contact us via Facebook, Twitter or email and a real person will respond.
 
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