Mayor of Salford
|Mayor of Salford|
|Style||No courtesy title or style|
|Appointer||Electorate of Salford|
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||Ian Stewart|
The Mayor of Salford is a directly elected post created in 2012 for the City of Salford in Greater Manchester. The position is different from the long-existing and largely ceremonial, annually appointed civic mayor of Salford.
A petition of 10,500 Salford residents, started by the English Democrats, on a referendum on the creation of a directly elected mayor. triggered the process of establishing a directly elected Mayor for Salford. The poll was held on 26 January 2012.
|Invalid or blank votes||94||0.30|
|Registered voters and turnout||171,790||18.09|
|Source: Salford City Council|
In the first election for a directly elected mayor in May 2012, Ian Stewart, a Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Eccles from 1997 until 2010, was elected. During the campaign controversy surrounded Independent candidate Paul Massey who stated that he is not a criminal, after he was arrested in connection with allegations of money laundering. 
|Salford Mayoral Election 3 May 2012 |
|Party||Candidate||1st Round||%||2nd Round||Total||First Round Votes Transfer Votes|
|Liberal Democrat||Norman Owen||2,148||4.79%||
|English Democrat||Michael Felse||1,616||3.60%||
|Community Action||Michael Moulding||1,065||2.37%||
|Salford Mayoral Election 5 May 2016 |
|Party||Candidate||1st Round||%||2nd Round||Total|| First Round Votes Transfer Votes
List of Mayors
|Political party||Name||Entered office||Left office|
|Labour||Ian Stewart||May 2012||May 2016|
|Labour||Paul Dennett||May 2016||Incumbent|
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