Housing is a basic human right. Yet for many across Greater Manchester (GM) that right is not being met. Increasing numbers of people are falling through the UK’s’ social security safety net and becoming homeless. Poor housing conditions and rocketing rents are rampant across the region, and there is a severe shortage of new homes being built. The Devo Manc devolution deal for Greater Manchester offers a chance for the elected GM mayor to address the housing crisis in the region. The mayoral elections for GM are on 4 May 2017.

The following question concerning the housing crisis was presented to the four major candidates in the election: Andy Burnham