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.

Bernstein Charity Dinner

Tributes to Bernstein continue at packed charity dinner

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Politicians, footballers and chief executives mingled at a champagne reception, serenaded by a string quartet. The region’s businesses were out in force last night to celebrate and raise funds in the name of former Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein. [GALLERY]

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.

Boylan Roney

NEED-TO-KNOW: Greater Manchester’s leadership changes

As Sir Howard Bernstein has now left the building, his responsibilities have been taken over by two full-time chief executives; Joanne Roney, chief executive of Manchester City Council, and Eamonn Boylan, chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Sean Anstee Welcome To Greater Manchester

DEVO DIARY: Marathon man

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Cllr Sean Anstee made merry with the Manchester Marathon over the weekend, taunting his rival Andy Burnham with jibes about his Labour opponent “forgetting to turn up” and "making time for Westminster" instead of Greater Manchester.

Sir Howard Bernstein March 2017 3

Bernstein: I’ve had the time of my life

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Sir Howard Bernstein’s time as chief executive of Manchester City Council comes to an end today. Paul Unger visited Room 212 in the Town Hall earlier this week to talk handovers, missing the mayoral election, favourite architects and planners, not hitting the non-exec trail, a forthcoming museum exhibition in his honour, and much more.

Sean Anstee Manifesto Launch

Anstee unveils manifesto ‘From here. For here’

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Cllr Sean Anstee, leader of Trafford and Conservative candidate for the Greater Manchester mayoral election, has published his manifesto, pledging to get “our city working better for us” on transport, housing and health and social care.