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CONTROVERSIAL £50,000 SALFORD COUNCILLOR STANDS DOWN TRIGGERING BY-ELECTION
 

Star date: 6th April 2017

CLAREMONT COUNCILLOR SAREDA DIRIR DISAPPEARS FROM COUNCIL

Claremont councillor, Sareda Dirir, who was controversially appointed to the £50,000 job as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire last month, has stood down from Salford Council, triggering another by-election in the city.

All details of Councillor Dirir have already been removed from the Council's website, leaving question marks over her exit – did she resign or was she pushed?

Full details here...


Salford Councillor Disappears from Council's Website
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Sareda Dirir, the Claremont councillor who was at the centre of a storm in a Cheshire teacup when she was appointed Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner last month, has stood down from her Salford seat.

Dirir was handed the £50,000 a year job by David Keane, the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner who had known her for twenty years and shared the same ward as a councillor with her parents. At an open hearing, Cheshire Tory councillors questioned her qualifications and experience for the role, adding: "Do you understand how this is going to be perceived by members of the public?"* 

At the same hearing, Councillor Dirir refused to say whether she would stand down as a Salford councillor, saying only that she would "talk to the people who I need to talk to, my family, my branch, the residents of Salford; and make a considered decision. I don't think this is a forum to make a decision." Dirir also refused to answer Salford Star questions about whether she would stand down.

Now, the Star understands that she has indeed stood down, triggering a by-election in Claremont in the near future. However, despite there being no official announcement from either Councillor Dirir or Salford City Council on the issue, all details of her have already been removed from the Council's website – with indecent haste.

Many of her residents might well be asking whether Councillor Dirir actually wanted to resign or whether she was pushed. Only the Salford Labour Party and Sareda Dirir herself can answer that...


* For a full background see previous Salford Star articles - click here and click here



Salford kid wrote
at 3:46:04 AM on Friday, April 7, 2017
Re MARKs comments: As a regular reader of Salford star it has a balanced reporting style which covers bot negatives and positives of Salford. We in Salford have junta style council which has sort to censor and gag this publication including a policy of non co-operation at city Director and Mayor level. That is quite simply because they do not want the council to be held to be transparent and held to account. But for the Star the disgraceful seemingly corrupt debacle which has saddled this city with debt for years, Salford Reds , would not have been exposed. Thank you Star!
 
Claremont, the Brave! wrote
at 1:01:51 AM on Friday, April 7, 2017
With Apologies to William McGonagall (wiki him if necessary!) Did ye hear about Councillor Dirir? Where’s she gone? To Cheshire, it would appear! A “Champagne Socialist” from Claremont? I cannae ken, For Breakfast does she have a Almond croissant? So now we face a by election, Who will win? I fear with abjection! A “Hurray Henry”, A true Blue Tory? Now that would be another story! A “Loony Lefty”? Fat, Hairy & Hefty Like Salford’s other “Loony Lefties”! A Liberal Remoanercrat? That I doubt A Party’s is as influential as a tiny gnat! I’d like to give you a tip, Go to “BetFred” For an each-way on UKIP. But I will give you a right surprise To open up your weary eyes, To make you think and then you’ll blink, Cos SNP Claremont Branch is going to stand And thrash those Parties with an Iron Brand. Theresa “St Urge On” is our blessed icon (And not a “Harpie Heifer Bison”) Uniting Scotland and Claremont In an Heavenly Marriage And ship those losers off In a brakeless carriage. So let us cheer the Salford Saltire And, Dear Reader, Take this rhyme with a dose of Ire, Don’t fan your flames into a massive fire! So now we wait with baited breath To see who will blink first to play Lady MacBeth With hands redder than Corbyn’s Labour And call the By Election in blessed Claremont.
 
Salford Star wrote
at 1:01:47 AM on Friday, April 7, 2017
See Mark's comment below...Actually mark, no. The Salford Star does not re-print any press releases put out by Salford Council, the Mayor etc because they don't send them to us. Nor has Salford Council answered any of our press requests for comments for over four years. Our self-proclaimed transparent Mayor doesn't speak to the Salford Star either. Now you tell us who is right and who is wrong in all this? By the way, we emailed Sareda Dirir over a week ago to get her comments and she never responded either. What the f*ck are we supposed to do? Say how wonderful they all are - when the whole lot of them are acting like Donald Trump?
 
Mark wrote
at 12:55:11 AM on Friday, April 7, 2017
@wrote, because as far as Salford star are concerned, Salford council and Salford Labour Party are the anti christ. They can do no right. This 'media outlet' is getting worse. Try bigging Salford up instead of constantly bleating about what is bad. No wonder you don't get any funding!
 
june wrote
at 3:45:39 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Rats leaving a sinking ship.
 
Salford kid wrote
at 8:27:48 AM on Thursday, April 6, 2017
What a shame as given the ever increasing crime in Salford we clearly need a crime fighter of her caliber!
 
Tony Flynn wrote
at 8:27:44 AM on Thursday, April 6, 2017
She has just moved her snout to a bigger trough, shameless behaviour.
 
wrote
at 8:27:28 AM on Thursday, April 6, 2017
What an insipid and pathetic little article. Councillor Dirir has been fantastic for our ward over the years, always been on the side of the residents and community. How about writing something positive?
 
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