Council tenants vote on east Manchester stock transfer

Thousands of council tenants in Manchester are being balloted on the proposed transfer of housing stock to not-for-profit organisation Eastland Homes.

For four weeks until noon on 18 March, 5,300 council tenants in Ardwick, Gorton North, Gorton South, Levenshulme, Longsight and Rusholme can vote on the transfer in a confidential ballot run by Electoral Reform Services.

The council says a yes vote will unlock around £97m for home improvements for local tenants and around £13m more for environmental improvements. Tenants will keep their security of tenure and all their main rights.

Eastlands Homes already owns and manages former council homes in Beswick, Clayton and Openshaw.

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