Star date: 27th August 2014
OUTRAGE, DISMAY AND DISAPPOINTMENT AS LABOUR COUNCILLORS RESCUE MAYOR
"It's a very dark day for Salford City Council and for those people who rely on the services that are being taken away from them" Steven North UNISON
Six Labour councillors rescued Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart today as they blocked any attempts to hold an Independent Inquiry into Salford Council's secret subsidising of Salford City Reds/Salford Red Devils up to a cost of £164,000.
The Salford Council Audit Committee comprised nine people, six Labour councillors, who voted to accept an internal report, and Conservative councillor, Robin Garrido, and two independent residents who voted against accepting what is seen as a whitewash.
Before the meeting there was a lively anti-cuts demonstration, and the Salford Star made history by staging the first ever live broadcast from a Salford Council meeting.
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