Candidate briefings

Briefings for prospective candidates and their agents in May 2021 elections

These online briefing events are for prospective candidates and their agents in the forthcoming local elections for Salford City Council and the Salford City Mayoral election. 

They will provide information on the nomination process and key dates as well as covering recent legislative changes and how we will ensure the safety of staff, candidates and voters.

Following the electoral boundary review in 2019, Salford City Council will be made up of 60 councillors representing 20 wards at the elections being held on Thursday 6 May 2021. All 60 seats will become vacant for the May 2021 local elections.

The local election will be held in conjunction with elections for the Salford City Mayor and the Greater Manchester Mayor.

If you would like to attend one of these briefing sessions, please email the elections team on stating whether you are a candidate or an agent (or both) and which briefing you would like to attend. You will then be sent a Microsoft Teams link for the briefing.

  • Monday 19 April 6pm to 8pm: Post-nomination Local Election Candidates 
  • Tuesday 20 April 6pm to 8pm: Post-nomination Mayoral Election Candidates 
  • Thursday 22 April 6pm to 8pm: Post-nomination Local Election Candidates 

These are the new briefing dates. The previous briefings were cancelled following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Candidates and their agents may be interested in seeing these three videos which form part of our staff training process for the count. A guide to personal security is also available on the Electoral Commission website.

The verification process

The grass skirts counting process

Counting the Mayor results

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

This page was last updated on 20 April 2021

Local, Salford City Mayor and GM Mayor elections - 6 May 2021

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