2 elections – local tomorrow and Euro on 23 May

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.

Brexit: What now for Britain in Europe?

Afzal Khan MEP invites all Whalley Range Labour members to a special event at the British Muslim Heritage Centre on Friday 27th January at 7pm. As well as Afzal himself, the meeting will be attended by Andy Burnham MP who of course is Labour’s candidate for the forthcoming Greater Manchester mayoral election in May. Afzal says “I would like to invite you to come along and discuss with fellow party members how Labour should approach Brexit and what the challenges are for the UK.” Continue reading