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Housing Greater Manchester: 2017 Mayoral Hustings
Mon, April 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST
Housing Greater Manchester
2017 Housing and Homelessness Mayoral Hustings
In this one-off special hustings, the leading candidates for mayor will debate one of the most pressing issues for Greater Manchester: the housing and homelessness crisis.
On the platform
Cllr Sean Anstee, Conservative
Cllr Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat
Andy Burnham MP, Labour
Will Paterson, Green
Housing and homelessness are two of the defining issues that face Greater Manchester going into 2017. With social housing stock declining, private rents rising, and homelessness at its highest in decades, this is a vitally important issue that affects so many in our region.
Devolution presents us with an opportunity to tackle these issues. On 4 May 2017, Greater Manchester will elect its first mayor. They will have powers over the city-region's planning and construction agenda, health and social care, employment and criminal justice. With a mandate that could easily exceed half a million votes, the mayor's soft power may be even more significant.
Greater Manchester Housing Action, University of Manchester Students’ Union, Unite Community, Generation Rent and Manchester TUC are hosting a special husting on the topic of housing and homelessness. Andy Burnham, Labour candidate; Sean Anstee, Conversative candidate; Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat candidate and Will Patterson, Green candidate will all be in attendance.
It will give you the opportunity to understand how the candidates for Greater Manchester mayor hope to address these problems and their vision for housing in Greater Manchester.
If you would like to ask a question during the hustings, there will be an opportunity to suggest one when booking your ticket. We will get in touch with potential questioners in March.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
Saint Philips Chapel Street is on Wilton Place, Salford, just off Chapel Street (the A6).
It is well-served by a number of bus services: 26, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 50, 67, 100, Espresso X39, X34.
Salford Central Station - 8 mins
Victoria Station - 22 mins
University of Salford - 8 mins
HARDSHIP TRANSPORT FUND
Greater Manchester Housing Action would like to ensure that no-one from a low-income background that wishes to attend, is prevented from doing so by prohibitive transport costs. If you are in this provision, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Space is limited so please register for your place.
We hope you can join us,
Greater Manchester Housing Action, University of Manchester Students' Union, Unite Community, Generation Rent and Manchester TUC.