It’s Up the Poll looks at how the parties fare on business issues
Theresa May and Co have called this General Election on the grounds of sealing the Brexit deal. Is there more to this than our status outside the European Union? Will there be a good deal for small businesses as well?
It’s Up the Poll looks at how the parties fare on environmental issues
Continuing where we left off last time, we are looking at the parties’ environmental policies, and how they affect our area East of the M60 motorway. As with our previous instalment on transport policy, we shall condensing some hundred or so words into Haiku form.
It’s Up the Poll looks at how the parties fare on transport issues
With a week to go till the polling stations open, East of the M60’s It’s Up The Poll is in full steam. In the 2015 General Election, we looked at each party’s manifesto over a single day. This time, we are going to do things differently. Using the same themes we came across in the Greater Manchester Mayoral Election, East of the M60 shall do the same with the 2017 General Election.
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”→