Salford British National Party organiser and Irwell Riverside 2012 candidate Gary Tumulty is continuing his role as an acting councillor within his ward despite not winning a seat in May’s elections.
Gary takes time out of his busy schedule to walk round his ward and talk to local people, looking at local issues and case work.
‘Now this year’s elections are over, we see yet another good-for-nothing Labour councillor elected,’ said Mr Tumulty.
‘During the election period, Labour activists, councillors and candidates were everywhere round our ward. Now the elections have gone, they have done the normal thing and disappeared for another 11 months.
‘I have been out this morning giving my constituents the time they deserve, time out just to speak to them, asking them how they are, thanking known voters, and, if they have local case work for me, getting it dealt with.’
One of the many concerns in Irwell Riverside, which lies in east Salford, is the state of the roads.
‘The roads are a complete mess in some areas of my estate. Road tax, insurance and rising fuel costs are enough to keep motorists off the roads. Potholes just top things off,’ said Gary.
‘A local resident reported a giant pothole; as you can see from the picture, it is massive, six inches in some parts. It’s unacceptable. Un-expecting motorists could do some real damage to their cars, or if hit at speed they could lose control and hurt a member of the public.
‘I have reported it to Salford City Council, who assure me it will be getting dealt with. I will also be personally overseeing the job to the end and monitoring how long it really is before the Council decide to deal with it.’
During one of his recent leafleting sessions in his home ward, Gary met local resident Geraldine, who stated her disgust at current events that are leading to the destruction of English culture and traditions and the betrayal of this nation by the ‘lunatic Liberal, guilt-ridden hand-wringers’.
‘Salford Council do nothing round here,’ said ex-Labour voter Geraldine, 'unless it has something to do with the thousands of immigrants that are creeping in, and I'm sick of it,' she continued.
'I'm glad that good, honest people like Mr Tumulty are fighting our corner, unlike the rubbish Labour lot, who you never see until it’s time to get votes again.'
Geraldine went on to explain how last year she had some problems with anti-social behaviour from her neighbours. She said her Labour representative could not be bothered to acknowledge her complaints, never mind act on them, so she contacted her British National Party representative, who was only too happy to help her.
Mr Tumulty added, 'When I heard that Geraldine was having a few problems, and she had no help from that useless lot from the council, I felt it was my duty to help. That’s what British National Party members are here to do, to make sure our people are safe and well. I am glad I helped resolve the problems she was having, and thankfully, there have been no more incidents since.'