Paul Dennett has been re elected as Salford’s Mayor with an increased majority

Dennett took 59 per cent of the vote in the first round easily surpassing his majority in the last contest.

In his acceptance speech The Labour Mayor took a swipe at the national leadership saying that the party had tarnished trust of Red Wall voters over Brexit.

He asked Keir Starmer to look to Salford and also to leadership of Andy Burnham in Greater Manchester to get inspiration and said that the centre ground in politics no longer exists as it once did.

“The public expect us to pick a side.”

The Conservative candidate Arnie Saunders came second with 23 per cent of the vote share, the Greens’ Wendy Olsen was third with 8.8%, independent candidate Stephen Ord received 3.6%, Lib Dem Jake Overend received 3.3% and independent Stuart Cremins received 2%.


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