A campaign website has ranked Salford’s MPs amongst some of the worst in the country
With the general election just around the corner, the candidates for Salford’s constituencies are under a thorough microscope
The index analysed Members of Parliament in office from 2017 to 2019, and have been judged on the following criteria:
- Availability to their constituents – this looks at if they are available online, availability in person, and whether they are distracted by a second (or third) job.
- Participation in Parliament – this looks at an MPs participation record for voting in Parliament, so that constituencies are counted when new laws are passed, and how often an MP raises issues from their constituency in Parliament
- How an MP listens to the public – an MPs top priority is their constituency and to bring political attention to priority issues by discussing them in Parliament.
Out of the 650 Members of Parliament, Labour’s candidate for Salford and Eccles, Rebecca Long Bailey was ranked at 462. The Worsley and Eccles South Labour candidate, Barbara Keeley was ranked 530, and Labour’s candidate for Blackley and Broughton, Graham Stringer, ranked at 429.
Wayne David, the Labour candidate for Caerphilly, was ranked at the top of the index list, whilst the worst was Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the Conservative candidate for The Cotswolds.
Overall, almost three-quarters of the bottom 50 MPs were from the Conservative Party, with two-thirds of the top fifty MPs being from the Labour Party.
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson ranked at 478, whilst Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn came in at 435.
Salford Now contacted the Salford MPs about the index but have not recieved any comment at the time of publication.