Liberal Democrats field a candidate in all 20 of Salford’s wards

Nominations closed at 12 noon today and the Liberal Democrats are standing in all 20 seats across Salford. Additionally, Claremont Councillor Norman Owen is standing for Mayor as the official Liberal Democrat candidate.

Councillor Owen said today: “We have excellent, hard working candidates in 20 seats across Salford and in many of those wards, especially the inner-city wards, it’s a straight fight between the Lib Dems and Labour. Labour have admitted that under their leadership of this city mistakes have been made, why else would they have selected an ex-Eccles MP to run Salford instead of their current leader?”.

“Labour’s Mayoral candidate has no local government experience and was booted out by Labour in 2010 when his seat was abolished. They selected Hazel Blears instead.” he added. “If Ian Stewart is not good enough to represent Salford & Eccles, how is he good enough to lead the entire Salford City Council?”

Steve Middleton is the Lib Dem candidate in Irwell Riverside ward for the local election on 3 May.

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  1. Posted April 30, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I found your comment quite odd and was unsure as to whether to allow it through. You don’t appear to have commented on the actual blog post itself, but made more of a general statement about your voting intention. The Liberal Democrats have some very, very experienced people both at a national level and a local level – but no-one could have been prepared for the mess left behind by the previous Labour government. Invevitably, mistakes have been made (Tuition fees anyone?) but overall I think the Lib Dems have proved that in government we are on the side of the people first. Locally, Lib Dems have proven that they are the best community campaigners and Salford residents who turn to a local councillor for help and assistance are more likely to find that with a Lib Dem councillor than they will with a Labour one. That is a cold, hard, fact!

  2. Allen
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    During the last election I was bdolerrine between voting for the LibDem’s and The Conservative’s, in the end the swaying factor in me voting for The Conservatives was a perceived lack of experience in the Lib Dem party.How in 2015 they would have had 5 years of real experience in running the country, and that imho is enough to make my decision sway the other way. In addition having spoken with friends at length about the last election, the general consensus was pretty much people would have liked to have voted for the Lib Dems, but didn’t because the country is b02ked, and we needed the impression that experienced people will fix it.Though I’m no politics student, neither are most of my friends, so my feelings and what not likely have no bearing on reality, I just feel that 2015 the Lib Dem’s may end up with a higher %, unless any student organisation decide to do something to punish them for the tuition fee issue.