Our Candidates for 2016
Meet our fantastic candidates for the Trafford 2016 Local Council elections. Click here to see a full list of candidates or by ward:
Altrincham Ward, Ashton Upon Mersey Ward, Bowdon Ward, Broadheath Ward, Brooklands Ward, Bucklow St Martins Ward, Clifford Ward, Davyhulme East Ward, Davyhulme West Ward, Flixton Ward, Gorse Hill Ward, Hale Barns Ward, Hale Central Ward, Longford Ward, Priory Ward, Sale Moor Ward, St Mary's Ward, Stretford Ward,Timperley Ward, Urmston Ward, Village Ward
Trafford Labour - Standing Up, not Standing By
What's happening here?
Two weeks ago the Conservatives in Trafford decided, in their wisdom, to vote to increase the Tory Council Leaders allowances by 30%. This at a time when Council staff have received a cut in their earnings and hundreds of job posts have been made redundant, and at a time when the budget has just been cut again this year by £24M.
At Labour Party Conference, 3 members were presented with the Merit Award for dedicated, selfless service to the Party. And one of these was our very own Joyce Acton, of Urmston, Stretford & Urmston and Trafford Labour! As you can see from the image lifted from the television, Joyce looks suitably delighted (and a little bit overwhelmed) with receiving such recognition on stage from Ed and Harriet.
For your decades of service to the Party, including serving as a Candidate, Councillor, Exec Member, Campaign Co-ordinator, Mentor and many other titles - thankyou and well done Joyce!
Since April 2013:
630 bins have been reported lost/stolen in Gorse Hill Ward
620 bins in Clifford (Old Trafford)
286 bins in Bucklow/St Martins (Partington/Ashton upon Mersey)
The grand total for the 21 wards of Trafford is 2395
So Gorse Hill and Old Trafford accounts for 52% of all Trafford's bin thefts.
The council knows of no recovered bins.