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SALFORD GENERAL ELECTION
 

Star date: 6th April 2010 

GORDON BROWN CALLS GENERAL ELECTION

At last the General Election has been called for May 6th. During the next four weeks the Salford Star will be providing coverage of both the General Election and the Local Council Election.

We won't be printing propaganda for the candidates or political parties.
We will be looking at the state of Salford and telling you `everything you need to know about our current MPs'.

More details here…


SALFORD STAR GENERAL ELECTION COVERAGE

OK, so our coverage begins here with details of who's standing in which seat… er, no it doesn't because there's nothing official as yet – nominations for both the Local and General Election don't close until 20th April so we don't know for sure who actually wants your vote at the mo. This also means that there's still time for Hazel Blears to stand down, or for anyone to declare themselves a candidate…

While we're all waiting, though, there is a General Election Salford Question Time this Thursday April 8th at Salford Arts Theatre, starring Hazel Blears (Labour MP), David Henry (Hazel Must Go! candidate) and others.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.
To book free tickets and to submit questions phone 0161 737 9918 or e-mail
admin@Sali.og.uk
Salford Arts Theatre, Kemsing Walk, off Liverpool St, Salford M5 4BS

There's also time to get registered to vote for both elections – and if you don't vote you can't complain later, as they say… You've got 'til 20th April too. Click here…

Keep checking in because every day we're going to try and put up on the website facts and figures that might help you to decide which way to vote…

The Salford Star is non political – despite what Salford City Council has decided – and does not tell anyone how to vote or think…

David Henry wrote
at 11:39:09 PM on Sunday, April 11, 2010
For life-long Labour voters dreading voting for Blears are still incredibly furious with her and frustrated she wasn't deselected or offered to stand down out of respect for them. People in Eccles were very disappointed when she was nominated over their sitting MP Ian Stewart. This was before the expenses scandals and rocking the boat. If Blears *was* de-selected back in June then there would be no Hazel Must Go campaign, and I can assure you I certainly wouldn't be standing as a democratically elected alternative, offering at the least some final recompense for anyone who is sick of her behaviour, who would like a fresh start for the Labour movement.
 
Richard Carvath wrote
at 9:51:47 AM on Thursday, April 8, 2010
Every candidate (other than Hazel Blears herself) is a 'get rid of Hazel' candidate. I obviously don't support David Henry and won't be voting for him, but regardless of which of the alternative candidates to Blears we prefer, as long as every voter (or virtually every voter) votes for any candidate other than Blears then we will definitely see the back of Blears.
 
Steve wrote
at 2:55:06 PM on Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I'll be supporting the Hazel Must Go candidate too. Though I am a life long Labour supporter and definitely don't want to see Cameron in no 10. Salford is a safe Labour seat. But a lot of Labour voters don't want to vote for Hazel. David Henry is really the home for protest voters. Would he get more of those protest votes from Labour supporters if he agreed that if he won he would stand down after say 12 months so that there could be a bye election at which the local Labour party could come to its senses and put up a new candidate?
 
Albert Spiby wrote
at 4:11:37 PM on Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I'm sure The Salford Star will do it's usual great job of exposing the froth & bluster of politicians of all parties. You couldn't change my mind anyway, I'm supporting David Henry. (TUSC - Hazel Must Go)
 
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