At the election count

This year’s local election count was held at Manchester Central, and rather unusually took place during Friday daytime following the election (instead of overnight, straight after the close of polling). This is mainly because there were two sets of ballot papers (for the local and European votes) which first had to be separated and verified.
Mary and the branch would like to thank all of the staff at the count, who conducted it quickly and efficiently as usual.

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Mary Watson wins!

The polls closed at 10pm on Thursday 22 May and the ballots were counted on Friday 23rd. The results in the council election in Whalley Range on a turnout of just under 40% were:

CANDELAND, Mary Green Party 883
GRANT, John Liberal Democrats 475
HOSSAIN, Shahed Conservative and Unionist Party 284
WATSON, Mary Labour Party 2,959

Thank you to all Mary’s supporters for this resounding victory

Polling day is Thursday 22 May

2 votes 4 labour last last 1In this year’s elections in Whalley Range ward you will be able to support Labour’s candidate for Manchester City Council, Mary Watson, and also Labour’s eight candidates for the North West region’s Members of the European Parliament, one of whom is Whalley Range councillor Angiliki Stogia. Don’t forget to vote in both elections – every vote is important.MW Ballot snippet If you need more information or help getting to the polling station, please get in touch.

Mary’s election message

Mary Watson is Labour’s candidate for Whalley Range ward in the local elections in Manchester, which are on Thursday 22nd May. She says:

Mary loves MCR“I love Manchester and I love Whalley Range.
I came to live in Manchester many years ago and have lived very happily with my family in Whalley Range for most of the time since.
I was first elected as Labour Councillor for our area eight years ago and I’m very proud that I’ve been selected again for this year’s election. This is a challenging time for Manchester and in tough economic times I will make sure that Manchester Labour will continue to put Manchester people first. Continue reading