Sir Richard Leese Civic Dinner

Leese takes a bow at civic dinner

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Gordon Brown and Chris Oglesby led the tributes as business leaders and politicians gathered to toast Sir Richard Leese’s leadership of Manchester City Council, which will come to an end next week after 25 years.

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M&G’s Chris Perkins joins Question Time Manchester line-up

The global investment manager’s head of UK capital markets is the latest to join a list of industry and political heavy hitters speaking at the Place North West event, including Homes England chief executive Peter Denton, Manchester City Council chief executive Joanne Roney and Grosvenor investment director Keith Bailey.

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Manchester’s new leader – Meet Bev Craig

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Dan Whelan

Tackling the city’s affordable housing shortage and improving health and social equality are likely to be high on Cllr Bev Craig’s agenda after she was picked to succeed long-time leader Sir Richard Leese.  

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Craig fronts four-strong pack for Manchester leadership gig  

Dan Whelan

Deputy leader Cllr Bev Craig has emerged as the frontrunner to take over from Sir Richard Leese as Manchester City Council leader but will face competition from three others ahead of a vote by Manchester Labour on 5 October.