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.
As the campaign for the election gains momentum, Centre for Cities, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and ICE North West are hosting 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:
- Andy Burnham, Labour Party candidate (confirmed)
- Laura Evans, Conservative Party candidate (invited)
- Melanie Horrocks, Green Party candidate (confirmed)
- Simon Lepori, Liberal Democrats party (confirmed)
The discussion will be chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of Centre for Cites.
Join us to hear more about the candidates plans for the region