Today is polling day in Bury and indeed right across the Country for the local elections. I suspect most of the media interest will focus on the battle to decide who becomes Mayor of London the big Boris v Ken battle. Closer to home it will be interesting to see whether the City of Manchester decide to go down the same road and have an elected Mayor like London and indeed their next door neighbours in Salford who are also electing a new Mayor today. My guess is that Manchester will decide to stick with the status quo just as Bury did when we had a referendum on the issue a few years ago.
The Secretary of State for Local Government sets out five reasons for voting Conservative today here