Only a week away from the local elections and the scramble for the last leaflets to go out. In some respects the election has already happened. It was last Monday when the postal ballot papers landed in the hallways. The logic is postal voters have a higher turnout than people like myself who like the walk to the polling station. The pleasant chit-chat with the polling clerks, and the smug walk home.
Picture on the left is of Tony Harold, the Treasurer of Salford Co-op Party who is standing in the other city on the left bank of the Irwell. There is blog post at CP's Labour of Love and a flurry of comments in response. Like ourselves, he's up against the Lib-Dem fiction writers and whingers.