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Just when you thought it couldn’t get more laughable, the local newspaper has decided it would be a good idea to get all the candidates for Mayor in Salford together and let them have a debate, in public, where we could all ask them questions. Simples. Well, it turns out that only 7 out of 10 are going to be there! Keep it coming, guys. This started out as a farce, but now it’s turning into a real comedy.

Candidates left out of debate

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This is unbelievable. The Green candidate for Mayor of Salford isn’t even in the booklet being forced out by Salford Council! The problem is that the Council wanted to charge each candidate £500 for the privilege, and some people – like Green people – haven’t got it. Call this democracy? Democracy, as a concept, has failed in Salford, and we will have to live with the consequences for many years to come.

Green candidate left out of Mayor booklet