On 6th May 2021, the people of Greater Manchester will elect their Mayor. (The election was originally due to take place on 7th May 2020 but postponed due to Covid-19). The current Mayor is Andy Burnham (Labour).
The Mayor of Greater Manchester has significant decision making powers over budgets and priorities for transport, housing and planning, fire and police services and wields considerable ‘soft power’ across the city region. They will have a significant impact on the future of all VCSE organisations and our ambitions.
We are hosting an online hustings on Wednesday 14th April from 12:00 – 13:30 and have invited the three main candidates to attend. This is our chance to put questions and requests to the candidates in advance of the election, and we encourage you to attend.
Whether you are able to attend the meeting or not, please spare a few minutes to answer the following questions. Your responses will feed into our ‘Manifesto for the VCSE sector’ which will be sent to all the mayoral candidates ahead of the meeting.
1. What is your own biggest issue at the moment?
2. What do you think is Greater Manchester’s biggest issue? (not counting Covid-19)
3. What comment or question would you like to put to the candidates?
Submit your answers by clicking here
** Note that this event is open to VCSE organisations based or working in Greater Manchester only **
GMCVO – 1st April 21