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Sally declares war on Maria in Corrie after she decides to run against her in the local election

Who will come out on top?

Please note these spoilers are for the week commencing Monday 13th December

Sally asks Maria to say a few words about her clean air campaign at the press interview later and Maria’s buoyed by Sally’s belief in her.

As Sally waxes lyrical to the journalist, painting herself as a game-changer whilst belittling Maria’s cleaner air campaign, Maria’s seething and Gary reckons she should put herself up for election and give Sally a run for her money.

When Sally agrees to lend her support to a new housing development outlined for the Red Rec if elected, having been promised first refusal on the show home, Maria’s incensed.

And as Sally prepares for her election Q&A, Maria steams in, telling her she’s withdrawing her support and going to run for council herself. Horrified, Sally tries to talk Maria out of her decision, asserting she has no experience.

However, Maria sticks to her guns, pointing out she has integrity instead.

With the Q&A underway, Maria forces Sally to explain how she was imprisoned during her mayoral career. Smarting from her humiliation, Sally vows to beat Maria at her own game.

As Tim and Gary share a moan about their ambitious wives, Tim lets slip that Weatherfield County is proposing to build a new training ground. And Tim is fuming when Gary whips out his phone and calls Maria with the news.

When Maria asks James if he’ll endorse her election campaign, he refuses, explaining that all County players have been instructed not to get involved with any political campaigns about local developments.

However, Maria and Phill smell a rat.

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV

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