Big Labour win in Whalley Range

AS on St W with GSThe 2016 local elections for Manchester City Council were held yesterday, and Angeliki Stogia was returned for Labour in Whalley Range with a big increase in votes and a small increase in majority.
Angeliki says “I’m really grateful to the electors of Whalley Range for giving me a second term in office, and I promise to continue working hard on behalf of everyone in the ward. It is especially pleasing that there was such a high turnout in this election – it shows that people here really care about politics”.
The full result of the election, on a turnout of 45%, was as follows: Continue reading

Use your vote for Labour on Thursday!

Ballot paper snipThursday 5th May is polling day in the Manchester local elections – please support the Labour Party. A vote for Angeliki is a vote for the Councillor team of Mary Watson, Aftab Razaq and Angeliki Stogia. Four things to 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 from 7am to 10pm – if you’re going to be busy late on, why not vote first thing?
  • If you’ve got a postal vote, but haven’t sent it back yet, you can take it to any polling station before 10pm
  • If you don’t know where your polling station is or you need a lift to vote, call the Whalley Range Labour team on 0161 860 5523

Angeliki Stogia’s election message

Angeliki Stogia“I am very proud to be a Labour Councillor for Whalley Range ward. I have had the privilege to work hard on behalf of this beautiful, leafy area and our vibrant and mixed community for the last four years.

After study in Manchester, and then involvement in work with sustainability, social mobility and the effects of unemployment, I wanted to try and make a difference myself. So in 2011 I took the plunge by putting my name in the hat for selection and the next year, thanks to the support of Whalley Range residents, I was voted in and became the first ever Manchester Councillor to have been born in Greece. I chose to make this area my home over twenty years ago and I’m now a naturalised British citizen, but just one among many who have been attracted here from all over the world. Continue reading

Postal voting now underway

Angeliki by post boxThe postal votes for the 2016 local elections have now been issued. If you’re a postal voter, you don’t have to wait until election day – in fact it’s best to complete and return the voting pack as soon as possible, so that you are sure not to forget. Just follow the instructions carefully, and post the sealed envelope in your nearest post box – you don’t need a stamp. Why not do it now?
It’s too late to register for a postal vote to use in this election, but there’s still time to do it before the Referendum on EU membership to be held on 23rd June. You can find the necessary information on the Council website here.

Voter registration deadline is today

Ballot boxToday is the final day you can register to vote in order to take part in the local elections this year. You can go to, or for more information see our own question and answer page on Individual Electoral Registration.
Angeliki Stogia, Councillor for Whalley Range and Labour’s candidate in this year’s local election, says “For democracy to work, people need to participate, and they can only do that if they are able to vote. If you know anyone who’s not registered yet, please tell them to get a move on!”