This year, one council seat in each ward (except for one with two seats) was up for election at Manchester City Council. Here’s a rundown of the results and what they could mean for the borough, both locally and in a potential GE.
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.
Revealed: The company paid millions in public money for providing temporary accommodation in Manchester
A single company received £4.59m from Manchester city council for providing temporary accommodation for homeless households in the 2020-21 financial year, a freedom of information request submitted by the Meteor to the council shows.
Revealed: homeless households in Manchester see a 42% increase in the time spent living in temporary accommodation in just two years, while the cost to the council goes through the roof.
The Meteor speaks to people living in the limbo land of temporary accommodation, and asks what is the alternative?
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.”
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.
Trinity Islands £741m skyscraper development, with minuscule commitment to affordable housing, slammed by housing campaigners
A four-tower high rise development, valued at over £741 million is set to go before Manchester’s Planning Committee today, with housing campaigners calling for it to be rejected as it fails to address the ‘out of control’ housing crisis in the city.
Official figures show the number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation is rocketing across Greater Manchester, with Manchester showing the biggest rise of all.
At least 55% of all Manchester Airbnb listings are owned by landlords with more than one property, according to the report.
The majority of people living near and using Hough End Fields, who took part in a survey, oppose the planned development of the park.