1. ITV Report

New mayor takes part in May Day march

Salford's first directly-elected mayor has taken part in a march in the city against government cuts in Greater Manchester.

Ian Stewart joined the annual May Day march to Manchester Cathedral as workers and unions protested over cuts to public spending and marked International Workers' Day.

Ian Stewart, Mayor of Salford, said: "There are people in Salford who are suffering depravation today, outrageous as it is.

"We all have a responsibility to try and alleviate that. When I say we all, I mean the government of the day, I mean all the political parties, the trade unions, the employers and everybody else must work together to try to serve the people of Salford and their families."

The march began at Bexley Square in Salford, passed through Manchester city centre along Deansgate, finishing at Manchester Cathedral. Hundreds of people from various trade union organisations took part.

Frank Ellis, Manchester Trades Union Council: "People in Manchester and Salford have had enough. They want justice, they don't want cuts.

"They don't want the posh boys in London to have all the money for their friends. There are lots of ordinary people who are suffering under this government."