|Philip Manktelow||Liberal Democrats||199|
|David Semple||Conservative Party||123|
|Angeliki Stogia||Labour Party||2,524|
|Eliza Tyrrell||Green Party||777|
The Whalley Range Labour candidate Angeliki Stogia was returned for a new four year term as Manchester City Councillor in the local election yesterday, on a turnout of just over 33%. Both her personal vote and majority have increased since the election last year.
After the count, held today in the Central Convention Centre, Angeliki said “I’m really grateful to the people of Whalley Range for electing me as their representative on the City Council again and I hope I can repay their trust.”
Today is polling day – vote Labour for the many not the few. The Labour and Co-operative Party candidate in Whalley Range is Angeliki Stogia, seen here visiting polling stations in the ward this morning. Please remember:
- You don’t need your polling card to vote – just go to your polling station and give them your name and address
- Polls are open until 10pm
- If you’ve got a postal vote but haven’t sent it back yet, you can complete the voting pack and take the sealed envelope to any polling station in the city before 10pm
- If you don’t know where your polling station is or you need a lift to vote, visit our polling station finder or call the Whalley Range Labour team on 0161 860 5523
The local election of councillors to Manchester City Council takes place tomorrow, on Thursday 2 May. Our Labour and Co-operative Party candidate is Angeliki Stogia, who is standing for a fourth term as councillor in Whalley Range.
Also, due to the Conservative government’s continued failure to negotiate an acceptable Brexit deal, the UK did not leave the EU in March and the country will now hold elections to the European Parliament. These take place on Thursday 23 May (three weeks later than the locals) and are completely separate.
Unlike tomorrow’s, there is still time to register to vote for the Euro elections if you aren’t already on the electoral register but you need to do it by next Tuesday (7th). If you’re not sure how, see our Q&A guide here. There is also still time to apply for a postal vote – the deadline is the following day (Wednesday 8th) by 5pm.
Whalley Range for Peace and Justice are putting on two events to mark the bicentenary of Peterloo. Both will be held at St Margaret’s Church, Rufford Road (M16 8AE) on Tuesday 30th April and Tuesday 21st May respectively, from 7pm to 10pm .
Full details can be found on their flyer which can be downloaded from this link or find out more on their Facebook page.
The local elections in Manchester this year are on Thursday 2nd May, and the polls are open from 7am to 10pm. If you may be away that day, or otherwise find it difficult to get to a polling station, why not register for a postal vote? But you need to be quick – the deadline is 5pm this Monday (15th April).
The Labour Party has prepared a simple online wizard to help you apply – you can find it here.