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SALFORD STAR STRIKE HITS ELECTORAL REFORM SOCIETY
 

Star date: 6th June 2013

CHINA ON THE IRWELL

After the Salford Star picked up on a report by the Electoral Reform Society which compared councils like Salford to one party states with `no viable opposition', they invited us to write about our experiences living in China on the Irwell.

Full details here…


The Electoral Reform Society, having read the Salford Star strike article mentioning its report comparing councils like Salford to one party states (see here and see here), invited us to write a piece outlining our experiences.

To read the full article – click here

ex-labour voter forever wrote
at 7:40:28 AM on Friday, June 7, 2013
Great work Salford Star . Thanks for all your efforts in exposing this clueless , inept , secretive and disgraceful clowncil .
 
Michael Felse wrote
at 3:38:07 AM on Friday, June 7, 2013
One difference is in China they would protect local heritage. I see Salford Lads Club in the photo where young volunteers have helped raise £750,000 of their £1m target fund to save this Club. Why will Salford Labour Council not put £250k into Salford Lads from those millions lent to Salford Reds and give Ordsall local heritage a community lifeline?
 
Insider wrote
at 3:37:27 AM on Friday, June 7, 2013
The mayor and labour cuncillors do what they want in salford. No one is held to account. This week both spicer and lightup highly paid officers of the council, were strongly criticised for neglect in the manchester eve news. The response from the overpaid Mayor.........nothing! Neither have been disciplined . Come on mr Mayor do your job!!!
 
SANDRA MAKIN wrote
at 3:37:14 AM on Friday, June 7, 2013
Couldn't of said it better my self ..............
 
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