It’s Up the Poll! 2016: The Mossley Town Council Election

A look at Tameside’s only Town Council election of 2016

Looking out to the Cheshire ward: a view of Micklehurst from the other Whitehall. Oh, and here’s a neat factoid: the late Rik Mayall is descended from the Mayalls who owned Whitehall, in Mossley Park. Interesting.

If you live in Mossley Town Council’s Cheshire Ward, you shall receive two ballot papers at your polling station tomorrow. One will be for Tameside MBC’s Mossley ward (two-thirds of the ward up for election due to a vacancy). The other will be for the Cheshire Ward that covers Micklehurst and Roaches Lock (which takes in a fair chunk of the 340 and 343 bus routes within Mossley). Continue reading “It’s Up the Poll! 2016: The Mossley Town Council Election”

It’s Up the Poll! 2016: Tameside’s Local Elections

East of the M60‘s preview of this year’s Local Elections

A view of Dukinfield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester from Wild Bank. Image by Ian Roberts, 2006 (Creative Commons License, Some Rights Reserved: Attribution-Share Alike).
  • Labour and Conservative parties go for youthfulness;
  • Independents set to add spice to this year’s campaign;
  • Third time lucky for ex-Hyde player?

The last year has been a fairly tumultuous one for the borough, after the Tories clinched their first majority since 1992. There has been much talk of the Northern Powerhouse, with its rail plans temporarily stuck at Ardwick Junction last June. The next five years will see councils getting full control of its business rates, though with the local government grant being phased out.
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