Where Greater Manchester’s mayoral candidates stand on living in Greater Manchester
Being able to move around Greater Manchester, as well as employment prospects, and a clean environment are key to the city region’s attractiveness for potential residents. By car and public transport, the countryside or the seaside is an hour or so away. The Peak District is close to Tameside and Oldham. Blackpool is an hour from Bolton and Wigan. The polycentric nature of Greater Manchester offers great scope for a vibrant economy and a good place to set up home. Continue reading “It’s Up the Poll! 2017: GM Mayoral Candidates on Life in the City Region”→
Where Greater Manchester’s mayoral candidates stand on the city region’s economic development
Cottonpolis, or the Capital of the Northern Powerhouse: several names have been bestowed on our city region. The state of our transport system, and the environment we live and work in, has an effect on the economic wellbeing of Greater Manchester. Thanks to a shift towards service industries, the city of Manchester has become a popular place for short breaks – behind Edinburgh and London. Continue reading “It’s Up the Poll! 2017: GM Mayoral Candidates on the Economy”→
Where Greater Manchester’s mayoral candidates stand on the city region’s transport issues
Transport is an emotive issue in Greater Manchester. From the opening of the Liverpool to Manchester Railway, to the Metrolink’s Second City Crossing, it is intertwined in the city’s fabric. For some, it is the story of failed hopes; ping pong between local and central government; and mothballed road projects. There’s more than enough to fill a separate blog post on the aforementioned subject. With the Mayoral Election a week away, we get to decide who’s going to lay their hands on the train set (among other things). Continue reading “It’s Up the Poll! 2017: GM Mayoral Candidates on Transport Policy”→
East of the M60’s preview of this year’s elections of mayoral and general varieties
A look ahead towards this year’s possible General Election;
A preview of the Mayoral Election.
Subject to a Commons vote, the people of Tameside could be voting in two elections within the space of a month. What is definitely going ahead are the Mayoral Elections that will take place on the 04 May 2017. In the next few days on East of the M60, you will find out more about the second election of the two. The one that Theresa May called earlier this morning [18 April]. Continue reading “It’s Up the Poll! 2017: Tameside’s Elections”→
So far, 2016 has been an impressive year for me on a personal level. I have settled in my present position and am enjoying the new, more central surroundings. With a move from its previous HQ near Piccadilly station, my employer is closer to Salford Central and Manchester Victoria stations. Not least some sublime eateries and (inevitably), branches of Starbucks Coffee, Subway, Greggs, and a McDonalds on St. Ann’s Square.
Sadly, my stint in Bredbury only lasted till the 30 January. In one way, it meant being free from the worst excesses of the A560. Then I existed on bits of work to avoid the DWP’s weaponised regime on unemployed people. This meant a brief return to Oldham (for odd copywriting and coding jobs), and the possibility of S.V. going it alone as a freelancer.