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Prime Minister makes a flying visit to Sale school…

By Peter Trollope at

The Prime Minister Theresa May, paid a suprise visit to a school in Sale today.

She was in the area, campaigning in support of Trafford Conservatives in the local elections, which take place on Thursday.

She made a brief visit to Brooklands Primary School, and joined a Science class and discussed the merits of Isaac Newton with the children.

After meeting the children she answered questions from journalists and denied cuts to police budgets and police staffing levels were responsible for a sharp rise in violent crime in Trafford and said that it was up to the Mayor, Andy Burnham, to resolve.

She also said that the Conservative-led Trafford Council was tackling and improving the road infrastructure.

“Trafford Conservatives have been very clear – they recognise the importance of the state of the local roads and they’ve allocated money to improve the local roads. That’s why I say that Trafford Conservatives are a council that actually recognises the issues that matter to people, not just roads, but keeping regular bin collections and keeping council tax low, the lowest in Greater Manchester.”

And she also talked about the refuse bin collections in the borough.

‘We see this borough having some of the highest recycling rates across the area and the country, and that’s important. Look at what Labour councils are doing with regular bin collections – they’re actually extending the period you have to wait to have your bin collected. Trafford is ensuring that it’s providing good quality services and keeping the council tax low.”


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