As far as I know Jake Berry is the only candidate for Manchester in the upcoming council elections (Thursday, don’t forget to vote) who has a blog. He’s certainly the only one who’s had the nouse to tell blogbound Manchester about it, anyway.
I guess he’s standing in the city centre ward, given the bias to that area in his posts, and he wants to become the lone Conservative voice on the council. Best of luck to him, but I wouldn’t be voting for him if he was standing in Withington. He’s right that there needs to be more variety in our local representatives, but my interpretation of that is a move away from the three main parties to smaller ones.
With only three more days to go I need some more information on who is standing locally. So far there’s only been one ignored leaflet from Labour and nothing else.