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  • Salford people do yourselves proud !

    24 January 2012

    I have decided to write this blog because we have only a mere two days left before we all find out whether the city of Salford has voted in favour for change and in favour of a directly-elected mayor system of local government. Over this campaign lots...

  • VOTE YES !

    25 January 2012

    I love Swinton ! I love the city of Salford ! I want to protect Swinton within the city of Salford and enhance both Swinton & Salford with mutual respect ! The city of Salford which includes Swinton I believe is broken. All my previous blogs explain my...

  • Its a YES !

    27 January 2012

    A long time ago I became aware that the city of Salford was to hold a referendum for a directly-elected mayor as it had been triggered according to the law. In July 2011 I was approached by the petition organiser to seek my views as to whether I support...

  • We Saved Salford ! :)

    28 January 2012

    After all the hard work, the name calling, insults and in some cases vile verbal & written attacks on myself and 36 hours after the YES vote was declared, I am looking back and saying I have contributed to Salford's proud history. In fact - We (YES Team)...

  • "Salford Quays isnt for Salford People!" - Ken Keating

    29 January 2012

    "Salford Quay's isn't for Salford people!" - Salford Socialist Ken Keating's words. And how true they sound today ! Ken even though he is no longer with us his legacy still lives on today and during the referendum campaign came to the fore when it was...

  • Sylvia's Story ! (Pt 2)

    31 January 2012

    I am dedicating today's blog to an elderly lady that lives in Swinton, a true Salfordian, that was in the most desperate of circumstances. Sylvia's living conditions were seriously affecting her physical & mental health. (Full details on a previous blog)...

  • The Mayoral Alliance

    01 February 2012

    The Mayoral Alliance was formed to campaign once the referendum had been triggered for a directly-elected mayor and we became known as the "YES" team. A directly-elected mayor system of local government is a system of local government that I have passionately...

  • Press statement

    01 February 2012

    Press Release Salford Mayoral Referendum Campaign - The Mayoral Alliance The Community Action Party & The English Democrats NW formed The Mayoral Alliance, to persuade the residents of the city of Salford, to change their system of local government which...

  • Recent Mud-Slinging

    01 February 2012

    I knew at some stage that my political opponents would try to drag up anything they could about myself and my political past. I am not naive enough to think that at some stage this would not be brought out into the public domain in my recent activities...

  • The Community Action Party - Manifesto !

    01 February 2012

    THE COMMUNITY ACTION PARTY – BRINGING HONESTY AND INTEGRITY INTO POLITICS. The basis of the Community Action Party Manifesto is to develop and pursue a “Political Agenda” based on a consensus of informed public opinion, in an inclusive and honest manner....

  • Zero Tolerance to Crime & Anti-Social behaviour

    02 February 2012

    The Community Action Party has a zero tolerance to crime & anti-social behaviour. As a serious victim of crime & anti-social behaviour (see previous blogs) I fully support and proudly advocate our parties policy. "It is time for ZERO TOLERANCE of drug...

  • asda planning application - Update

    02 February 2012

    Dear Mr Michael Moulding Asda Supermarket development Swinton Shopping Centre Further to our telephone conversation of 13th January 2012, I have since been discussing the matter further with my client and with Asda Stores Limited and I thought you maybe...

  • Asda Planning application - further update

    02 February 2012

    A record of a telephone call with GVA dated 020212 In a lengthy telephone conversation with them today (GVA) the following was discussed :- The sign informing local people that the land is a burial ground was vandalised and removed many years ago and...

  • My personal thoughts of being accused of being a racist !

    03 February 2012

    My political opponents are accusing me of being a racist (see my previous blog "Recent Mud-Slinging) and I have explained what happened in preston at that time that resulted in this false allegation being brought against me. But just because one man labelled...

  • Mayoral Election Salford - The Community Action Party

    04 February 2012

    On a previous blog I have included our parties general manifesto, which will have to be amended to reflect the Mayoral elections in Salford. As our party will be definately standing in the local elections we will have to present a set of radical policies...

  • The Community Action Party Salford Manifesto 2012 - Housing

    05 February 2012

    Housing The Human Rights Act which our country is signed up to give all citizens rights and freedoms which we all enjoy. The right to a private life, right to enjoy one's home etc. If you have a home that is ! In Salford, our party will eradicate street...

  • The Community Action Party Salford Manifesto 2012 - Parks, Open Spaces & Allotment Provision

    05 February 2012

    Parks, Open Spaces & Allotment Provision All parks and open spaces would be maintained sufficiently as to promote healthy living, leisure activity whilst encouraging natural habitat and enhancing the local environment. Country Parks would be cared for...

  • The Community Action Party Salford Manifesto 2012 - Open, Transparent & Anti-Corruption Local Government

    06 February 2012

    Open, Transparent & Anti-Corruption Local Government Local government is paid for by your taxes. Therefore, we believe as many decisions made in local government should be open to public scrutiny, decisions made in public and all decisions are accountable...

  • Black Consciousness ! Black is Beautiful - My tribute to a true hero !

    07 February 2012

    The Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) was a grassroots anti-Apartheid activist movement that emerged in South Africa in the mid-1960s out of the political vacuum created by the jailing and banning of the African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress...

  • The Community Action Party Salford Manifesto 2012 - Anti-Poverty Strategy

    07 February 2012

    Anti-Poverty Strategy The Community Action Party is committed to social justice. We will encourage or put forward proposals to Salford City Council to adopt and implement an anti-poverty strategy. All services purchased and provided by Salford City Council...

  • Asda Planning application/Swinton Unitarian burialground - Update

    08 February 2012

    Surnames of people laid to rest in Swinton Unitarian Church Yard. Please Note: This document is not intended to offend or disrespect any of the desendants or the people buried in this grave yard. It has been created to make people aware of the fact that...

  • Asda Planning application/Swinton Unitarian Church - Update

    09 February 2012

    Several interested parties are receiving and collecting various facts and information about the Swinton Unitarian Church and its burial ground. It is very clear that this land has very significant historical value to the town of Swinton. There are 313...

  • Salford City Council Rents scandal !

    09 February 2012

    Salix Homes a subsidiary of Salford City Council has announced that all Council House tenants in the city will have their rents increased by well over 7% for the year 2012/2013. In very tough economic times for everyone this is a scandal. Salford Council...

  • No to Asda at Swinton Precinct !

    10 February 2012

    Let them Rest in Peace ! Myself, local historians, the author of "Remembrance - A wartime childhood in Swinton" Dorothy Tildsley and other interested parties have come together with local residents who are upset that the planning application submitted...

  • The Salford Community Action Party manifesto 2012 - Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA)

    10 February 2012

    Association Of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) The city of Salford has recently changed its system of local government to a directly-elected mayoral system of local government. In May 2012 Salford will have its first ever directly-elected mayor....

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