HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD COUNCILLORS COULD BE CUT IN BOUNDARY COMMISSION REVIEW
 

Star date: 20th April 2018

NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS COULD BE CULLED IN REVIEW OF WARDS

The number of Salford councillors could be cut in a sweeping review of the city by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England..."The review will re-draw ward boundaries across the city as well as deciding how many councillors should be elected to the council in total" said a spokesperson for the Commission.

Salford currently has three councillors per ward but, with new wards possibly emerging as the city grows, this might be cut to two per ward.

Full details here…


Behind closed doors, and only being consulted on within the city's political parties, a sweeping review of Salford's local ward boundaries is currently happening.

The Salford Star reported in 2016* that Ordsall, in particular had outgrown itself with the influx of yuppies at MediaCityUK and along the waterfront. Every electoral ward in the city should have an 'average elector equality ratio' of 2,874 people.

The ratio is calculated by dividing the number of people eligible to vote in a ward by the number of councillors (three) who represent them. Wards are allowed a 30% variance above this figure, or 872 voters. Ordsall now has 11,384 potential voters, and an elector ratio of 3,794 which is 1,010 above the average, an imbalance which means that the ward could be split.

A Salford City Council report on the matter suggested that parts of Ordsall could be included in the Irwell Riverside ward, which is currently below the elector ratio by 273, with a possible knock on effect for Langworthy, Seedley and Weaste.

Other wards which are heading towards being overblown are Broughton and Little Hulton, which are currently 10% over the elector equality ratio.

The review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is firstly to decide how many councilors should represent the city, and it's taking submissions on this until 31st May from, what appears from a Council report in March, to be only the Labour and Conservative parties in the city. Indeed, Labour has its own 'electoral review group'.

The Salford Star understands that the number of councillors per ward could be cut to two, from the present three, as new wards emerge, although the actual number of councillors will be decided in June.

"The Commission is in the preliminary stage of an electoral review of Salford City Council" a spokesperson for the Local Government Boundary Commission for England told the Salford Star.

"The review will re-draw ward boundaries across the city as well as deciding how many councillors should be elected to the council in total" they added "We are currently gathering information to help us take a view on the number of councillors for Salford. We plan to make take a decision on councillor numbers and open a public consultation on ward boundaries for the whole city at the end of June."

Following this June consultation, recommendations by the Commission will be published in November, followed by another consultation, with the final recommendations published in March next year, to be in place for the 2020 local elections.


See also previous related Salford Star article: Salford Apartment Boom Means Ordsall Could Be Split – click here

Democracy is worth fighting for wrote
at 13:19:13 on 28 April 2018
Like I’ve said all along, there should be only one councillor per ward. The Labour Party in Salford want three per ward, because it would in theory take two local elections, provided everyone voted against labour, to unseat labour’s control. Three councillors per ward virtually guarantees labour’s unending control of Salford council. If it was one councillor per ward, we would have complete democracy, Labour could no long take the people of Salford for granted, they could lose control of the city within one election. Everyone in June, when it goes to public consultation needs to demand one councillor per ward, to restore democracy in Salford and to give back Salford its voice at election time. Please Salford star, keep the Salford people informed of this consultation or even better can you start on your site a petition for the electoral commission to have one councillor per ward to re establish democracy back to Salford. When the people fear our elected we have dictatorship, when the elected fear the people, we have democracy. The elected should always fear the people.
 
Linny loo wrote
at 19:12:38 on 23 April 2018
I have said for sometime we don't need to have so many councillor s. The council have been quick to close a lot of services that have deeply affected a lot of people most of whom are vulnerable/disabled. With all the cutting of services it should follow to cut the number of councillors on the payroll. Those that remain should have a pay cut or at leased their pay frozen. I'm sick of seeing their pay increased year on year
 
wrote
at 14:35:05 on 22 April 2018
I could name three from my ward that should be culled.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
salford Star
Giraffe
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR’S £1MILLION ‘DISCRETIONARY FUND’ TO SPEND AS HE LIKES
so whats all the secrecy about ? Is this money a SLUSH fund ? WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO KNOW ITS OUR MONEY ... [more]
article: SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, EVENTS AND AUCTION AND WITH NIGEL PIVARO
Wow Stephen thanks so much for a brilliant day, the poet and singer were amazing, hope you made a few pounds, to keep you going, B... [more]
article: SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, EVENTS AND AUCTION AND WITH NIGEL PIVARO
Come on Folks ! Let's save our Salford Star !... [more]
article: SALFORD DIRTY STOP OUTS FEATURE IN SEVENTIES GUIDE TO NIGHTLIFE
Is there any Mention of Smileys Eccles new road in that book?... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR’S £1MILLION ‘DISCRETIONARY FUND’ TO SPEND AS HE LIKES
Could have given the money to keep the nurseries open.... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD STAR SAVED AS £3,000 RAISED BY THE COMMUNITY

Star date: 10th December 2018

NIGEL PIVARO CONCLUDES SALFORD STAR FUNDRAISING WITH SALFORD PRECINCT AUCTION

After two auctions, two exhibitions and a pop-up shop over just ten days, the immediate future of the Salford Star has been saved, with around £3,000 raised by the community.

At Salford Shopping Centre yesterday, over £1,000 was raised as actor and long time Salford Star contributor, Nigel Pivaro conducted an auction of Salford relics and memorabilia... "This isn't just about raising money for the Salford Star" said Nigel "It's also symbolic in terms of raising awareness of what we've done over the years...shining the torch where councils, developers and companies don't like it shone..."

Full details here...

ECCLES COMIC TONY KINSELLA DOES THE UNDERTONES

Star date: 9th December 2018

THE UNDERTONES GET OVERKILL

Tony Kinsella - More Jokes about Girls and Chocolate
Sunday 9th December
Bolton Socialist Club

Eccles comic Tony Kinsella debuts a show dedicated to The Undertones at the Bolton Socialist Club tonight. Ian Leslie checks out the laughs...

Full details here...

SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION, EVENTS AND AUCTION AND WITH NIGEL PIVARO

Star date: 8th December 2018

PICK UP BARGAINS, RELICS AND MORE IN SALFORD STAR EXHIBITION FINAL DAY AT SALFORD PRECINCT

Salford Star Exhibition, Auction and Event
With Nigel Pivaro, Simon Williams, Chris Flynn and Sandra Bouguerch
Sunday 9th December 10am - 4pm (events from 1:30pm/auction around 3pm)
Salford Shopping Centre (next to Lloyds Bank)

Tomorrow sees the final day of the Salford Star pop-up shop and exhibition, with an auction hosted by Nigel Pivaro of weird and wonderful Salford relics and bargain Christmas presents; plus street poetry from the spirit of Salford himself, Simon Williams, songs by the ace Chris Flynn and a Party On performance piece for all the family by artist Sandra Bouguerch.

Full details here...

BID FOR A WEEKEND IN A DANGEROUSLY CLADDED TOWERBLOCK IN THE SALFORD STAR AUCTION

Star date: 8th December 2018

A HOLIDAY WITH THE SALFORD STAR, THE MILLION POUND STAR AND MORE...

Salford Star Auction and Events
Sunday 9th December from 1pm
Salford Shopping Centre (next to Lloyds Bank)

The great Salford Star Auction takes place tomorrow, Sunday 9th December at the Star pop-up shop and exhibition at Salford Precinct. It's being conducted by Nigel Pivaro, with events from 1pm and the auction around 2:30pm.

Lots include a Holiday With The Salford Star (plus a night in a dangerously cladded tower block), the original Salford Star (£1,000,000 ono), artworks and photos, prints, amazing children's items from the Savannah-Rose Collection and loads more...

Full details here...

A BRICK FROM RINGO STARR HOUSE TO BE AUCTIONED TO SAVE THE SALFORD STAR

Star date: 8th December 2018

CAN RINGO STARR SAVE THE SALFORD STAR?

A brick from Ringo Starr's birthplace home in Liverpool is to be auctioned by Nigel Pivaro at Salford Precinct tomorrow in a bid to save the independent community news outlet, Salford Star.

The brick, taken from the former Beatle's house in the Welsh Streets of Liverpool, is hugely symbolic for Salford in loads of different ways..

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx