Salford’s ‘Mr Big’ throws his hat in mayoral ring

Businessman Paul Massey, who was jailed for 14 years in 1999 for a stabbing, is one of 10 people standing for the post Paul Massey may be more famous in his home city of Salford for alleged underworld dealings in his past than for his political views. But now the ex-con turned businessman has thrown […]


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Salford’s council leader John Merry loses bid to stand as mayor

Labour party members vote for Ian Stewart instead, the former MP for Eccles. While Joe Anderson has sailed unopposed into the Labour candidacy for Liverpool’s elected mayor – you can read his initial views on the Guardian Northerner here – things have gone differently in Salford. The long-serving council leader there, John Merry, has been […]


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