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Paul Dennett: the ‘sensible socialist’ seeking to transform Salford

Mayor of the 18th most deprived council area in the country says trickle-down economics has not worked

Given the extent of the Conservative landslide in last year’s general election, one would be forgiven for believing that socialism in Britain was dead and buried – at least until 2025.

But in one northern English city, socialism – and indeed Corbynism – is alive and kicking, thanks to a leader who stills sees himself as part of the proletariat despite a £67,000 salary.

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