The public consultation on proposals by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to bring the region’s bus services back under public control has now closed. The three Whalley Range councillors (Angeliki Stogia, Mary Watson and Aftab Razaq) are all strongly in favour of the plans – you can read their submission to the consultation here.
Whalley Range Labour candidate Assia Shah says “Angeliki, Mary, Aftab and I will continue to push for the improvements we all need to our public transport infrastructure, including better buses. We’re looking forward to hearing about the outcome of the consultation and the next steps in this process”.
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.
On Sunday April 7th, Councillor Angeliki Stogia was joined by Afzal Khan MP and a group of local Labour supporters on a beautiful spring day in Alexandra Park, to launch her campaign for the local election to be held on Thursday 2nd May.
“Thank you to everyone who came along to help me kick off my campaign” said Angeliki. “There’s a lot of uncertainty and disillusionment with politics at the moment, especially to do with Brexit. But I don’t want to lose sight of the things that matter – listening to local residents, supporting local volunteers, and doing my best to make things better here in Whalley Range”.