MP joins calls for tribute to Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson died in 2007 Photo: PA Images

A Manchester MP has joined calls for a street to be named after Manchester music mogul, journalist and television presenter Tony Wilson.

John Leech, the member for Withington, has sent an open letter to Manchester City Council asking that Tony Wilson, who died in 2007, is honoured.

Wilson was well known through his promotion of Manchester’s music scene as popularised in the movie 24 Hour Party People, and as a regional presenter on Granada Reports, The Politics Show, Xfm Manchester, BBC Radio Manchester and Channel M.

John Leech MP has joined calls to honour Tony Wilson Credit: PA Images

The letter reads: “I sincerely hope that this time, Tony Wilson, the man who helped put Manchester on the map will have the favour returned.“It is six years since his death but his legacy to Manchester will live on for generations and generations.”