Mon, April 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
St Philip’s Chapel
2 Wilton Place
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*
Andy Burnham MP, Labour
Cllr Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat
Cllr Sean Anstee, Conservative
Housing and homelessness are two of the defing 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 mayoral candidate, Sean Anstee, Conversative candidate and Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrat 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.
*Other candidates may be invited as they are declared. Andy Burnham MP, Cllr Jean Brophy and Cllr Sean Anstee have all confirmed their attendance.
For more information and registration, please see here: