Wednesday 30 November saw local leaders gather at Friends Meeting House for the sixth annual meeting of The People’s Powerhouse. Those in attendance included Andy Burnham, Nazir Afzal, Bev Craig, Steve Rotherham, Tracy Brabin and Oliver Coppard. The Meteor went along to hear what they had to say.
Skyscrapers are necessary for an ‘ambitious and outward’ looking Manchester, Bev Craig says
Council leader insists developers will add social value regardless of their high profits and promises to deliver affordable and social housing in the city, alongside allowing developers to ‘build the housing that the private sector market wants to build for people to live in’.
Housing campaigners say Trinity Islands development is “a clear signal it’s business as usual in Manchester.”
Bev Craig announces ambition for a ‘Real Living Wage’ Manchester
Laying out her vision for the city for the first time as leader of Manchester city council, Bev Craig said social value should be an ‘approach that we all take’, starting with a Real Living Wage.
Muzzled councillors, tipped to replace Leese, unable to respond to calls for climate action
Campaigners are calling on Sir Richard Leese’s successor to “hit the reset button” when it comes to action on climate change. Councillors unable to respond due to being whipped into silence by Labour Group.
Greater Manchester pre-budget rally hears calls to bring down Tory government
Guest article from the Salford Star: A pre-budget rally on the steps of GMex in Manchester, last night, heard constant calls for the ‘arrogant and cruel’ Tory Government to be brought down. Speakers at the Manchester People’s Assembly rally included trade unionists, Labour Party councillors, the Canon of Manchester Cathedral, plus a message from Julie […]