Salford local elections – delayed for a year by the Covid pandemic – finally take place on Thursday May 6 with all 60 council seats up for grabs.
Every ward has three councillors so voters can choose three names from the ballot paper for Salford City Council as well as voting for the elected Salford Mayor and the Greater Manchester Mayor.
Barton and Winton-
Barton and Winton is a newly formed ward merged between the two place names. In 2019, both wards were Labour holds.
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Blackfriars and Trinity-
Blackfriars and Trinity is a new ward of what used to be part of Ordsall. Ordsall was a Labour hold in 2019.
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Boothstown and Ellenbrook-
2019 saw a strong Conservative hold for the ward.
2019 saw a strong Labour hold for Broughton.
Cadishead and Lower Irlam-
Cadishead has been merged into a new ward with Lower Irlam, with Irlam being split between the Higher and Lower part of the area. In 2019 Cardishead saw a narrow Labour win, with Irlam being clinched by an Independent candidate.
Claremont voted to secure a Labour hold for the ward in 2019.
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So great to see so many people have already cast their postal votes for our @SalfordLibDems candidates.
— Jake Overend 🔶 (@jakelibdem) April 23, 2021
Eccles voted for a strong Labour hold in 2019.
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Higher Irlam and Peel Green-
This is a newly formed ward, but 2019 saw a win for an Independent candidate in Irlam.
Kersal and Broughton Park-
Kersal and Broughton Park is a new ward that was formed from the former Kersal, as well as parts of Broughton. Kersal had a strong Conservative hold in the last local election, while Broughton had a strong Labour hold.
Little Hulton was a Labour hold in 2019.
In 2019, Labour managed to retain a hold on Ordsall.
Pendlebury and Clifton-
The previous Pendlebury ward resulted in a Labour hold in 2019. For this election, Pendlebury has been divided between Pendlebury and Clifton and Pendlebury and Charlestown.
Pendlebury and Charlestown-
— George Broadley 🟨🟥 (@George_NIP) April 13, 2021
The newly formed Quays ward is one of the three that has come out of the old Ordsall ward that voted Labour in 2019.
Swinton and Wardley-
Swinton North and South which both voted Labour in 2019 become Swinton and Wardley and Swinton Park.
Walkden North saw a Labour hold in 2019.
Walkden South saw a Labour gain from the Conservatives in 2019.
Weaste and Seedley-
In 2019 Weaste and Seedley went from Independent to Labour.
Worsley and Westwood Park-
Worsley and Westwood Park is a newly formed ward, but the former Worsley voted Conservative in the previous council elections.
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