Mayoral candidates for Greater Manchester on xenophobia and multiculturalism

Since the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, when the majority of UK voters chose the ‘Brexit’ option, there has been a worrying rise in xenophobic abuse in Greater Manchester and across the UK. Far right individuals and organisations are increasingly questioning the benefits of immigration and our multicultural society. Just a week after the […]

Mayoral candidates for Greater Manchester on inequality and unemployment

Unemployment across Greater Manchester (GM) is above the national average and is contributing to increasing levels of inequality across the region, despite official data showing unemployment dropping to a new 11-year low nationally. Office for National Statistics figures for October 2015 to September 2016 show the unemployment rate across GM at 5.8% was higher than […]

Mayoral candidates for Greater Manchester on the housing crisis

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 […]

Rough sleeping in Manchester continues to rise

As Manchester experiences temperatures below freezing, the latest figures released on rough sleeping show an increasing amount of unfortunate and vulnerable people having to endure these severe conditions. The data records an 11% increase of rough sleepers in Manchester in the Autumn of 2016, compared to the previous autumn. Manchester also came fourth highest in […]

“You won’t hear these words from the house of the Queen” – Manchester’s future leaders give annual ‘Teens’ Speech’

Those who sat down to watch The Queen’s Speech after their Christmas dinner yesterday heard Her Majesty speak of the value of doing “small things with great love”. The speech, which aired at 3pm on BBC One, ITV, Sky 1 and Sky News, used the airtime to acknowledge Britain’s “unsung heroes, whose quiet dedication makes […]

The people of Greater Manchester plan to end the housing crisis

A chance for the citizens of Greater Manchester (GM) to have their say on the housing crisis, and what can be done to tackle it, is being provided at a public meeting in Manchester. Two organisations campaigning for social justice have joined forces to offer this timely opportunity. The People’s Plan GM (PPGM) and GM […]

Manchester United director Ed Glazer backed Donald Trump’s presidency with large cash donation

Ed Glazer director of Manchester United FC supported Donalds Trumps presidential bid with a sizable donation to his campaign warchest. Trumps victory in the election battle against Hilary Clinton is causing shock waves across America and the globe. Controversial and inflammatory statements made by Trump throughout the election campaigns have led to him being labelled […]

Manchester’s Green Belt under threat – Sites of Biological Importance could be built over

Development plans for Greater Manchester threaten the destruction of green belt land, near Manchester Airport, containing Sites of Biological Importance (SBI). Marl Pit is an important freshwater breeding site for the rare great crested newt. Sunbank Wood is a popular walking area with remnants of ancient woodland providing an important habitat for a wide variety […]