Nominations close for Salford local and mayoral elections

This is an archived news story from April 2012

Nominations for Salford's local and mayoral elections have now closed.

Ten nomination forms have been submitted for the mayoral election and 94 for the local elections.

Details of all candidates will be published on Thursday 5 April 2012. Candidates have until 11 April to withdraw their nomination, otherwise it will appear on the ballot papers.

Salford will be holding mayoral elections at the same time as the local elections on Thursday 3 May.

For the mayoral elections, every elector in the city will receive an election booklet from 12 April onwards, which will contain the names of all mayoral candidates and an explanation of the supplementary voting system which will be used in the mayoral election. It will also have an election address from the candidates who choose to have one included.

Residents in the city still have until 18 April to register to vote in the elections, which includes registering for a postal vote. Anyone not registered by this date will not be able to vote in these elections.

Barbara Spicer, Chief Executive of Salford City Council and Returning Officer for Salford, said: "Making your mark at this year's election is important. This is your opportunity to have your say about who represents your community and views at the council. This year you'll also get to have your say on Salford's first ever elected mayor who will lead the council and make important decisions on the future of the city.

"You'll be able to vote in both elections on Thursday 3 May. We'll be counting the votes from the local elections from 10.00pm that night and should be able to announce the results in the early hours of the following morning.

"The votes for the mayoral election will be counted the following day. This election uses the supplementary voting system, meaning you can vote for your first and second choice of candidate.

"I can't stress enough how important it is that people turn out to vote. This is your chance to have your say on how the city is run by deciding who represents your views on the council. If you've not registered to vote yet there is still time to do so to make sure you can make your mark at these elections."

There is further information on the elections, and how to register to vote available on our website or by telephoning the elections team on 0161 793 3195.

The candidates standing for Mayor of Salford are:

  • Michael Felse - English Democrats "Putting England First"
  • Karen Garrido - Conservative Party
  • Bernard Gill - UKIP
  • Paul Massey - Independent
  • Michael Moulding - Community Action Party - Exposing Political Fraudsters
  • Joe O'Neill - Green Party
  • Eddy O'Sullivan - British National Party
  • Norman Owen - Liberal Democrats
  • Ian Stewart - Labour Party
  • Pat Ward - Independent

Date published
Thursday 5 April 2012
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