Unsworth local election debate sponsored by Spotted Unsworth: uncut

Last night I sat on the candidate’s panel of the very first Unsworth ward local election debate, featuring the 3 candidates vying for your vote in the upcoming local election on Thursday 3rd May 2018. Seated from left to right, Satyen Sinha (Conservative), Steve Middleton (Liberal Democrat), Michael Hope (Spotted Unsworth: uncut & chair of…

Voting information – are you registered to vote?

Important Local elections take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018, so now is s good time to make sure you are registered to vote. Poll cards are being sent to all those who are currently on the electoral register. If you have not received a poll card in a couple of weeks, please contact 0161…

Apologies for my absence

After a long break from writing on the website and in the Unsworth e-Focus newsletter, I am delighted to announce a return to regular publishing here. A combination of needing permission from work to stand and campaign in elections as well as the time and effort I have spent attempting to gain my private pilot’s…

Lib Dems Commit to End Rough Sleeping

The Liberal Democrats have become the first major party to commit to ending the “national scandal” of rough sleeping across Britain, including across Greater Manchester. The latest figures show there were 189 people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester in 2016, many are young people and many believe these figures to be only the tip of…

Elections 2017

Very few people will be unaware of the upcoming General Election which is due to take place on June 8th 2017, but there are a couple of other very important elections which are due to take place on 4th May 2017. In Besses ward, which encompasses parts of both Whitefield and Unsworth, one of the…

Greater Manchester Mayoral Elections 4 May 2017

Residents will now be receiving polling cards for an extra election this year. Voters across Greater Manchester will be asked to vote for the first elected ‘Mayor of Greater Manchester’. Voting takes place on Thursday 4 May 2017. If you don’t already have a postal vote but would like one, you can download form here.…

Police & Crime Commissioner end of term feedback

On Thursday 4th May 2017 all of the Greater Manchester councils (including Bury) will hold an election to decide who will be the region’s next Mayor. I sincerely hope you will consider voting for the Liberal Democrat candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor Jane Brophy (you can read more about Jane here on her website) but…

“It’s time to scrap GMSF” says Mayoral Candidate

JANE BROPHY, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, is calling for the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework (GMSF) to be scrapped. The GMSF process will only go ahead if all ten councils in Greater Manchester and the newly elected mayor vote in favour of it. If any one of the eleven deciding vote…

Election results – Unsworth ward and council-wide

Unsworth 2016 local election ward results: Tony Clough UKIP 411 Nicole Haydock Green 66 David Jones Labour 1365 (elected) Steve Middleton Liberal Democrats 114 Bernard Vincent Conservative 885 Turnout 40% Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Your support is very much appreciated. Overall: Labour lost 3 seats (2 to Conservatives, 1 to Lib…

Polling day information – Unsworth ward

Polling Day for the local elections is Thursday 5 May 2016. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. You don’t need your polling card to vote.     Polling stations are: Hollins Community Centre, Hollins Lane Sunnybank CP School, Hathaway Road St Bernadettes Social Club, Selby Avenue Unsworth CP School, Blackley Close If…

The Truth about house building on Green Belt land in Unsworth

Earlier in the year I blogged here about the Conservative Government’s controversial plan to allow fracking in the Bury area, including Whitefield. I note that our Prestwich-based Conservative candidate in the upcoming Unsworth ward local election has not said anything about this, and presumably he supports his party in their decision to allow fracking in…

Postal votes for Unsworth ward, local election 2016

If you currently vote by post (or signed up to vote by post before the deadline passed on Tuesday) you should have received your postal vote by now. If you are a postal voter and have not received your ballot paper, please contact Bury Council’s Electoral Services on telephone 0161 253 5252 or complete the…

Bury cyclist dies after striking pothole

It was upsetting to read in the Bury Times that an 83 year old cyclist from Ramsbottom has died after he hit a pothole on Bury New Road in the town. In 2014 I blogged here about the millions of pounds that the Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition government gave to Bury Council to start to tackle…

Donate to Steves 2016 local election campaign fund

Make a donation to Steve Middleton’s local election fund and help elect another Liberal Democrat onto Bury Council in 2016. In order to fund my 2016 local election campaign, I am now accepting donations by Direct Debit. Click here to donate £5 a month to my 2016 local election campaign Click here to donate £10…

Thank you

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me in Whitefield and Unsworth. Despite the awful performance nationally for the Lib Dems, we gained an extra seat on Bury Council (which we took from Labour), so certainly Bury Council voters understand that an extra Liberal Democrat voice on the Council is a good thing.…

If you haven’t voted yet…

There is still time to vote in today’s local and general election. You have until 10pm this evening. Remember, you have two votes: one for the general election (to elect our MPs who represent us in Parliament) and one for the local election, to elect our local councillors who represent us on Bury Council. No…

Practical Information for Polling Day

Polling Day for the local and General elections is today, Thursday 7 May 2014. Polling stations are open 7am – 10pm on Thursday. At the polling station you will be given two ballot papers – a yellow ballot paper for the local elections and a white ballot paper for the General elections. You don’t need…