Greater Manchester MPs who are stepping down before the 2024 General Election

Greater Manchester MPs who are stepping down before the 2024 General Election

As of 20 May, Parliament lists three Greater Manchester MPs that are standing down. Who are they and why are they quitting politics?
2024 Greater Manchester local election results – in graphs

2024 Greater Manchester local election results – in graphs

This is how the votes were distributed in the 2024 local elections, and what the councils look like now in terms of seats.
Local & Mayoral elections: who can I vote for, and where do I go to vote?

Local & Mayoral elections: who can I vote for, and where do I go to vote?

Use the widget to find out where your polling station is and discover information about the candidates.

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A just Greater Manchester – what do you think?

A just Greater Manchester – what do you think?

We are asking as many people as possible what a just Greater Manchester means to them. Is Greater Manchester a just place? What must happen to make the region fairer? Do some boroughs have it better than others, or does…

Manchester is owed a Universal Basic Income

Manchester is owed a Universal Basic Income

Manchester has grown in size and wealth by extracting value from poor workers, both at home and abroad. How about the people get something in return?
‘Community is a verb, not a noun’

‘Community is a verb, not a noun’

An update on our project, A Just Greater Manchester
This is Greater Manchester: Salford

This is Greater Manchester: Salford

The best way to enjoy Salford is to leave the city, apparently. But you don’t have to go far to find green spaces and wildlife.

Westminster has failed Britain on Palestine. What can we do next?

The role of global protest since the beginning of Israel’s most recent attack on Gaza cannot be underestimated. Co-ordinated, international shows of solidarity have kept the issue relevant and on the front pages. Without feet on the ground in cities across the world there would likely not have been an ICJ hearing or investigation into the ongoing Israeli genocide. Subsequently, Westminster has found itself reluctantly debating a subject it ordinarily avoids.

“Let’s change the world together!”

The Meteor spoke with ward councillor for Hulme, Annette Wright, about declaring a climate emergency in 2019, and the council processes that were needed to make it happen.

Why I joined the Green Party

The Manchester Green Party stands for climate and social justice — unlike Manchester Labour.

Book Review: The Rentier City by Isaac Rose

Book Review: The Rentier City by Isaac Rose

The book takes as its subject certain axes which physically dissect the city along economic, social and political lines. So, in order to discuss the book, we decided to take…

Rochdale Festival of Ideas

Rochdale Festival of Ideas

From 4 – 9 March events happened across the whole borough, from Littleborough to Middleton. The focus was overwhelmingly on home-grown ideas, co-created with the people of Rochdale. The festival…

The Friends of The Meteor category contains articles that have been published elsewhere and  selected by The Meteor team as worthy of sharing to our audience. They will generally have a Manchester or Greater Manchester focus and are from publications we trust and respect.

All Feedback is Good

All Feedback is Good

All feedback is good. Really, it is! But it’s what you do with it that counts. The defences we put up can hold us back, especially when they prevent us absorbing that feedback properly.
Co-op News reports on failures at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Co-op News reports on failures at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Three recent stories from Co-op News cover the criticisms levelled at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH). And why did they report on the social housing provider’s failures? Because the organisation was set up as a type of co-operative.
Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever – and 2022 was their worst summer yet

Glaciers in the Alps are melting faster than ever – and 2022 was their worst summer yet

For this week’s Friends Of The Meteor, we are republishing this article by a University of Salford academic, Neil Entwistle, whose research is in hydromorphology – the way that water interacts within its natural landscape.