Burnham Press Conference

Burnham: Day one of changing politics

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

As his first act as Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham launched a homelessness fund this morning and called on the property community to donate buildings: “Whilst the city centre’s skyline is filled with cranes, our streets should not be crowded with people who have no roofs over their heads.”

Ballott Box General Election Polling Station

Voters go to polls

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All the action as historic elections take place for Metro Mayors as part of devolution agreements for Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester and politicians look for signals of how the general election will go in June.

Polling Stations Open May 2017

Sun shines as polling stations open for mayoral, local elections

Laura Storey

Polling day has arrived in large parts of the region - it's time to head to odd-smelling portacabins and echoey school halls to cast your vote. Mayoral elections are taking place in Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester, local elections in Cumbria, Lancashire, and North Wales.

M60 Towns Development Conference 2017

M60 Towns: ‘Tough choices’ must be made on green belt

Laura Storey

The growth anticipated in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework requires tough choices to be made regarding green belt development, Cllr Richard Farnell, leader of Rochdale Council, told the audience at the M60 Towns Development Conference.

Ballott Box General Election Polling Station

Mayoral polling day unmoved by general election

Metro mayors for Merseyside and Greater Manchester will be selected on 4 May as planned, it was confirmed after initial fears Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June would delay the city region votes until the same day.

GM Elects Arndale Signage

DEVO DIARY: Turned out challenging again

Tired of making lists of DIY jobs to do this Easter weekend? Why not register to vote. Today is the last day you can do so in time for the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester mayoral elections.