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Earlier today (Monday 24 May 2021), Stephen Watson QPM officially took up his new post as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police. In the presence of Magistrate Steven Paine, CC Stephen Watson swore his oath and signed the Memorandum of Appointment which officially confirmed his appointment as GMP Chief Constable. A short time following his attestation, Chief Constable Watson delivered an inaugural speech to representatives from across the force, outlining his vision for the organisation and immediate actions that will come into effect over the coming weeks. Chief Constable Stephen Watson QPM said: Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said: Bev Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, said:
Salford voters have chosen who they want to be the City Mayor of the city and not surprisingly they have chosen to re-elect the Labour parties Paul Dennett after he secured 30,892 votes to win the election. This will be Paul’s second term in office. The mayoral election used the supplementary voting system, meaning voters had two choices. Meanwhile over in Greater Manchester, Labours Andy Burnham retained his place as Metro Mayor for another term. The full results are: (Candidate, Party, Number of first preference votes, Percentage of first preference votes) Stuart Antony Cremins, -, 1036, 1.97% Paul Dennett, Labour Party, 30892, 59% Wendy Kay Olsen, Green Party, 4585, 8.75% Stephen Stuart Ord, Independent, 1890, 3.16% Jake Overend, Liberal Democrats, 1716, 3.27% Arnie Saunders, The Conservative Party Candidate, 12234, 23.36% Elected: Paul Dennett Electorate: 186058 Turnout: 53509 Turnout percentage: 28.76% The count for the City Mayor election took place the day after the count for the local elections at the AJ Bell Stadium. The count started at 11am on Saturday 8 May and the winner was announced at 2.15pm. The City Mayor is usually elected for a four-year term but in this instance it will be three years. The Coronavirus Act 2020 ruled that the postponement of May 2020 elections should be ignored in determining the years in which subsequent elections of elected mayors are to be held. Returning Officer Tom Stannard said: Yesterday (Friday 7 May) the votes for the local election were counted and the results announced. Salford City Council comprises 20 electoral wards with three councillors representing each ward The city council is controlled by the Labour party, the political composition of the city council is: Labour with 52 councillors, Conservative with seven councillors and Liberal Democrats with one councillor. A full breakdown of the results for the local and mayoral elections is available at www.salford.gov.uk/results
One hundred and seventy eight (178) local & mayoral candidates have been announced ahead of the Salford elections in May. The candidates officially standing for City Mayor of Salford are (in alphabetical order): Stuart Antony Cremins – Independent Paul Dennett - Labour Party Wendy Kay Olsen - Green Party Stephen Stuart Ord - Independent Jake Overend - Liberal Democrats Arnie Saunders - Conservative Party All candidates had a deadline of 4pm on Thursday 8 April to submit their nomination papers. Each registered voter in Salford will now receive a City Mayor election booklet which contains an explanation of the voting system and an election address from the candidates who supplied one. The booklet is scheduled to be delivered by post to all voters in Salford from Monday 19 April. This year residents also get to vote for their local councillor as all 60 council ward seats are up for election. All the candidates for each ward are available at www.salford.gov.uk/mayelections And residents also get to choose who they want to be The Greater Manchester Mayor – more information at www.gmelects.org.uk Returning Officer Tom Stannard said: This announcement of the candidates was delayed due to the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. For local election candidates see : Download For Salford City Mayor election candidates see: Download For GM Metro Mayor election candidates see: Download If you have not yet signed up to vote, there is still time, you can find links and information in the following article. People can register to vote (www.gov.uk/register-to-vote ) and sign up for postal voting (www.salford.gov.uk/postalvote). Elections are to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.