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MANCHESTER BEDROOM TAX PROTEST DRAWS THE CROWDS
 

Star date: March 16th 2013

FIRST BIG BEDROOM TAX PROTEST AS FIGURES REVEAL LANGWORTHY, BROUGHTON AND LITTLE HULTON HARDEST HIT IN SALFORD

Hundreds of people turned out in Piccadilly Gardens today, to protest against the Bedroom Tax, adding to a national day of demos across the country.

Latest figures reveal that the hardest hit households in Salford will be in Langworthy, Broughton and Little Hulton. Altogether, 5,500 residents will be affected by the Bedroom Tax in the city, the second highest in the country.

Full details here…


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Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013 Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013 Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013
Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013 Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013 Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013
Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013 Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013 Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013
Manchester Bedroom Tax Protest March 2013
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As hundreds of people protested in Piccadilly Gardens today against the implementation of the Bedroom Tax at the end of the month, Salford Council figures have revealed that Langworthy (800 residents), Broughton (619) and Little Hulton (573) will be the hardest hit areas in the city*.

Altogether, 5,500 residents in Salford will be affected, and the city had a healthy contingent of people at the Manchester protest today, including trade unionists from UNISON and UNITE, representatives from Salford Pensioners Association and tenants associations, and even one Assistant Mayor.

There were various speeches condemning the ConDem Government but the most poignant messages were on banners and placards carried by people from the community. There was even a giant bed set up, complete with lamp stands and rugs - and a photo of David Cameron and George Osborne with blood dripping from their fangs.

Salford is expecting to get its own campaign against the Bedroom Tax up and running within the next week or so…


For a full background on the Bedroom Tax and how it affects Salford see previous Salford Star article – click here

* The full list of areas affected is…

Walkden North: 260 residents
Cadishead: 136 residents
Irlam: 197 residents
Swinton North: 212 residents
Winton: 346 residents
Boothstown and Ellenbrook: 23 residents
Walkden South: 80 residents
Little Hulton: 573 residents
Barton: 356 residents
Pendlebury: 232 residents
Claremont: 11 residents
Kersal: 178 residents
Broughton: 619 residents
Langworthy: 800 residents
Irwell Riverside: 475 residents
Worsley: 2 residents
Swinton South: 156 residents
Eccles: 199 residents
Weaste and Seedley: 221 residents
Ordsall: 385 residents

 

Pissed off & soon to be homeless wrote
at 16:04:08 on 18 March 2013
That £1.5m could have let the council waive the bedroom tax for 19 weeks for every affected home in Salford. But what the heck, what do the people matter when it's not their money to waste. Thanks councilors of Salford, your doing a great job for the Tories.
 
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