The polls are open until 10pm this evening as every voter in the Borough of Bury has the chance to go and decide who they want to represent them on the Council for the next four years. There are Conservative Candidates standing in every Ward.
I have been asked by several people why they have not had anything through about elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner. I have to be honest and say that this is not because of any great desire to vote in such an election but because they had seen coverage on the television of the elections which are taking place today in the rest of the Country. The reason we do not have such an election is because as part of the massive devolution of powers to Greater Manchester there is to be a new elected Mayor to cover the whole of Greater Manchester who will takeover the powers and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the election for that is next year the term of the existing Police and Crime Commissioner has been extended until then to save the costs of having an election for a post which would only exist for just one year.