Quaker and radical John Bright stated (in the 19th Century)"If you find a Conservative in Manchester you should put him in a glass case." Happily that's still true today.
Labour came first in the council elections the other week, and we - the Green Party- came second in many wards. Should we have had the wealth of the Labour Party and the (disproportionate) media coverage of UKIP then the Greens may even have got some Councillors elected too... Next time. Elsewhere, in Greater Manchester, affluent Trafford is still the Nasty Party though and there's a similar ward in Salford that is Tory too. Read an interesting interview from yesterday's Manchester Confidential with the Manchester Labour council leader.
A contribution to Our World Tuesday.