Greater Manchester Metro Mayor – Economy Hustings

Join us to hear more about the candidates plans for the region

Event starts at 14.00-15.30 on 20 April 2021 at Online, via Zoom

On 6 May, Greater Manchester goes to the polls for the second time to choose a metro mayor with powers over transport, planning and skills. The elected metro mayor sets out and implements a strategic vision for the economy of the metro area, supporting people, firms and institutions.

Centre for Cities, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and ICE North West hosted a hustings for candidates to set out their plans to respond to the pandemic and their recovery strategy for the region with particular reference to infrastructure, innovation and business.

Confirmed candidates in the mayoral elections:

  • Nick Buckley, Reform UK (confirmed)
  • Andy Burnham, Labour Party candidate (confirmed)
  • Laura Evans, Conservative Party candidate (invited)
  • Simon Lepori, Liberal Democrats party (confirmed)
  • Michael Welton representing Melanie Horrocks, Green Party candidate (confirmed)

The discussion was chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of Centre for Cites.

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