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Star date: 13th September 2011

SALFORD WIPED OFF POLITICAL MAP

New proposals for English boundary changes will see Salford wiped off the political map. There will no longer be a Salford constituency in the 2015 General Election, if the changes come into force.

Langworthy, Ordsall, Weaste and (surprise, surprise) Salford Quays will become part of `Manchester Central', while Irlam and Walkden will become part of Leigh. Swinton will be the main Salford constituency.

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Salford Boundary Changes 2015
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New proposals being brought in by the ConDem Coalition Government will see the national reduction of 50 MPs in Parliament `to save money'. In Salford this will mean that the `Salford' constituency, with Hazel Blears the standing MP, will no longer exist.

Before the last General Election, Broughton and Kersal were moved out of Salford to be included in the Blackley and Broughton constituency, and, by 2015, the city will be politically divided all over the place.

The proposals are that the current Irwell Riverside ward (includes area from Trinity to Charlestown), Langworthy, Ordsall, Weaste and Seedley will become part of Manchester Central which will also include Hulme, Ancoats and the Manc city centre.

The Boundary Commission document states: "We propose that the existing Manchester Central constituency extends west to incorporate wards from the City of Salford, specifically Salford Quays and the surrounding area."

This statement fits in with an exclusive Salford Star feature in July which showed how Salford Council is officially integrating the city into Manchester, or the `regional centre' (`Salford To Be Joined With Manchester' click here).

Elsewhere, Irlam and Walkden (the constituency where Barbara Keeley is the current MP) will become part of a new Leigh seat. And what remains of Salford – Worsley, Eccles and Swinton – will be part of a new Swinton constituency.

These are initial proposals and anyone can give their views to the Government by 5th December 2011 online (click here for details) or attend a public hearing in Manchester (of course) on October 11th (click here for details).

Read the full proposals for the North West: click here
 


 

Winston SMith wrote
at 12:32:44 on 30 July 2012
@tom - Were you on holiday when Margaret Thatcher invented Tony Blair and New Labour? Labour are no more friends of the workers than Tony Blair's best mate Rupert Murdoch
 
tom nolan wrote
at 09:14:04 on 30 July 2012
all the people of salford at the next general election and any other elections ,just vote the coalition out and go back to the old days and stick with labour...salford as allways been a city of workers ,and the consevative party has allways snobly!!!!looked down on us..but plz no hazel blears...
 
Michael Felse wrote
at 05:31:31 on 30 July 2012
NOTICE, a little fact slipping us by in that the seat being vacated (Manchester Central) by Tony Lloyd MP during November's 2012 Police Commissioner elections is the by-election seat that will "cause" Salford to join into its subsequent boundary change. Surely we need a Salford resident to be putting up for the 2012 Manchester Central by-election to keep Salford in the news headlines and help the Save Salford pot burning.
 
john munro wrote
at 15:35:56 on 05 October 2011
www.BoundaryChanges.co.uk This week we've launched a website designed to show you how your constituency might look after the changes proposed by the English Boundary Commission's review. Just go to www.boundarychanges.co.uk, enter your postcode or type the name of your constituency.
 
Chriss wrote
at 08:15:57 on 02 October 2011
I could weep . The audacity of those cretins in that London ! this is OUR Salford ,MY Salford and we will not stand by and watch it disappear . How many times have we said , " no , i'm Salfordian NOT a manc " and they think they can just wipe away our city's pride . SAVE SALFORD ! Join the fight or there will certainly be no Salford to save .
 
david camm wrote
at 08:00:07 on 01 October 2011
first of all lancashire should not have been divided as merseyside,manchester,it should have been east,west,and central lancashire.leave salfords existing boundary alone. as a proposal why not move salfords boundry from the old victoria bus station along deansgate to castlefield and get rid of a manchester MP. d.c city of salford,lancashire.
 
Gino Mendoza wrote
at 21:29:14 on 26 September 2011
How legal is it to get rid of a Royal Borough??
 
warren gregson wrote
at 08:59:49 on 17 September 2011
city of salford should stay,what people do not know even some mps is that greater manchester does not exist.it was brought in in 1977 it lasted 9 years until 1986 then was recinded and we were put back to LANCASHIRE all we have left of that is the police fire brigade and a few other services with greater manchester in front of it.so tell the press the news to get it right city of salford a royal borough in lancashire.
 
warren gregson wrote
at 08:59:22 on 17 September 2011
the city of salford is a royal borough of LANCASHIRE not greater manchester,because what you are not aware of is in 1986 greater manchester after being so from 1977 was recinded and resored back to lancashire.we have some services left like the police and fire dept,and some other services with the name in front of them so i think the people should know and the press and the news thank you.
 
dorothy clements wrote
at 15:00:20 on 16 September 2011
SALFORD BORN AND BRED AND PROUD OF IT. KEEP SALFORD AS AS SALFORD NOT MANCHESTER.
 
Gareth wrote
at 22:02:40 on 15 September 2011
Salford has always been a great city and will to the end and shall never be apart of Mancherster not even Salford Quays which Mancherter town hall want the most. So stand up and say No to Mancherster and say yes to SAVE SALFORD
 
Sick of them all wrote
at 19:33:50 on 14 September 2011
CORRUPTION . THIS IS GERRYMANDERING .
 
CWG wrote
at 18:43:16 on 13 September 2011
another interesting point is that there will be 7 less MPs in the North West (a strong labour area) and only 1 less in the South East. In fact the North West is by far the worst affected by these proposals - seems a bit suspicious to me.
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 18:43:06 on 13 September 2011
For those ignorant of Salford's past, better k nown as ivedispthe Council, the reason the Salford was given city status in 1926 was because of the disproprtionate number of Salfordians who volunteered, were killed & maimed in the First World War. Perhaps the 'crazy gang' might take this into consideration as they give the City away.
 
dkw wrote
at 18:42:10 on 13 September 2011
This is about Parliamentary representation, not local government and council tax!
 
dave wrote
at 14:50:50 on 13 September 2011
postcode gone .maternity hospital going. our own MP going. decisions made in cosy offices 200 miles away, by people who have an agenda to sweep Salford away. this cannot be allowed to happen,at what point do the people of this great city say "no more" , we cant trust our council to fight our corner. its down to us the citizens to fight and save our city.we are not Mancunions we are Salfordians who must stand up proud for our city.starting of by making my feelings known to the boundrys commision, then attending the meeting in October. I urge Salford people to get involved or they will surely wipe us from the map , turning Salford into just another borough of Manchester.
 
alan davies wrote
at 14:49:55 on 13 September 2011
Boy am i glad my parents n grandparents aren't here to see this!! years of fighting for Salford people n Ordsall in particular have been all for nowt!!
 
JASON ROBINSON wrote
at 14:49:34 on 13 September 2011
A disgrace! Let's fight this!
 
Steve Middleton wrote
at 11:56:05 on 13 September 2011
I wonder if the domain name 'manchesterleighswintonsalfordstar.com' is still available? You might be needing it. But on a more serious note, these are just initial proposals by the Boundary Commission at this stage. It's important that as many Salford people as possible attend the two consultations on October 11th and October 12th at the Britannia Hotel Manchester, Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA As a resident of Salford, I will be putting an alternative forward that maintains our identity (I see no reason why a Salford constituency cannot remain) that will be within both the mathematical and geographical rules as laid down in the guidelines.
 
Ed wrote
at 11:55:51 on 13 September 2011
I've been saying for a long time that Salfordians are a dieing breed. This is the start of the final nail in the coffin. Well done Salford City Council, you have well and truely shafted us all.
 
debbie wrote
at 11:55:25 on 13 September 2011
Happy now John!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sellout
 
Gerry Mandering wrote
at 11:55:04 on 13 September 2011
As salford will be destroyed , the tinpot gangsters at swinetown will only have a tiny area to misrule . So we can sack all the executives , most of the councillors , and 90% of the staff . COUNCIL TAX TO BE REDUCED BY three quarters . Bring it on .
 
Roger Ruskinspeare wrote
at 11:54:40 on 13 September 2011
Unless there is a lot of fiddling going on , this must mean a massive reduction in council tax extortion , for those of us left rotting in Deadswinton .
 
dave - ex-labour forever , all traitors wrote
at 11:53:45 on 13 September 2011
NO MORE BLEARS . HOORAY HOORAY . NO MORE SALFORD PEEPILS CHAMPEEN SELF-SERVING USELESS MP .
 
Andy Cheighton wrote
at 11:53:20 on 13 September 2011
The boundary commission is independent, and simply aims to set fair boundaries without political motivation (supposedly). The actual political decision (by Cameron) to reduce the number of MPs is because he is advised that 600 is a 'magic number' that increases the proportion of Tory MPs and gives Cameron a considerably higher chance of a Tory majority. The aim is to create a long standing Tory government.
 
Paul Parkes wrote
at 09:35:37 on 13 September 2011
What a joke!
 
ian Obrien wrote
at 09:35:32 on 13 September 2011
Finally. The mask is off. I've been saying this was coming for years. And what is Merry, that damned Quisling, saying about this? The people of Salford are intensely proud of our city. We don't want to be just another shithole Manchester neighbourhood! And Blears? She seems to be going quietly. No doubt she will do okay out if the death of one of the most historically important cities in the world. I feel sick.
 
Fadge - No Hope in this dead city wrote
at 09:35:04 on 13 September 2011
So if the salford quays area becomes part of manchester central , why have the inept cretins at salford clowncil been throwing OUR money at business chums on the quays ? The useless bunglers must answer for this . They have known about this for years . Perhaps the Star could ask the question , and who knows , the arrogant bastards may even fudge a reply . Anyway , this makes the clowncil look inept , bungling and pathetic , so no surprise there .
 
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