Saturday, May 12, 2007

Greater Manchester

Across Greater Manchester the results were a mixed bag but the big factor was the failure of the Tories to make the big gains they had anticipated. They failed to take control of Bury (gaining only one seat) and Bolton and still are nowhere near getting a Councillor in Manchester.

In Wigan we gained three seats - two in Bolton and one in Tameside.
We lost good Councillors in places like Rochdale, Prestwich and Oldham but hopefully this year marks the end of retreat in Local Government and we can start going forward next year.

It was really good to see Rosa Battle elected in Bradford ward in Manchester with a majority just short of 1200 - well done Rosa.

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