May 3rd is one of the most important dates for democracy in Manchester. Due to ward boundary changes all 96 council seats have come up for election. This is your opportunity to allow real scrutiny in Manchester Council where it has been a one party state for the last few years.
In June 2010 Sir Richard Leese stated that Manchester was the third most deprived urban area in the UK. This is despite the fact that Labour have controlled Manchester City Council since it was formed on 10th May 1973 and we had 13 years of Labour Government in Westminster. This was hardly a statement of achievement for the Labour Party.
Labour have constantly blamed the Tories for all of their misfortunes, cutting front line services and making the needy suffer just to score political points. I wonder how many people in Manchester who vote Labour realise how they have squandered and wasted financial resources for years, driving the city into the ground, causing unnecessary hardship and driving people into poverty.
Manchester City Council spent over £35million on renovations to the Central Library and currently have over £380million held in reserves. The City has seen many £millions in investment, but still the wealth of the City is only benefitting the few.