Mayor of Greater Manchester has endorsed a Diverse City fundraiser to support the Social Mobility Foundation and other charities.Read the full story ›
The Mayor of Manchester is calling on the Prime Minister to step in and end the rail chaos in the North of England.
Seventy-five per cent of services that were removed as part of Northern Rail's emergency timetable will be reinstated today.
But after more cancellations yesterday Andy Burnham says he sees no signs of improvements.
- Tony Caldeira - Conservative
- Carl Cashman - Liberal Democrat
- Tom Crone - Green
- Steve Rotheram - Labour
- Tabitha Morton - Women’s Equality Party
The interim mayor of Greater Manchester will be chosen later. Senior officials from the 10 Greater Manchester Councils have been involved in making the decision. The two candidates standing are Lord Peter Smith, leader of Wigan Council and Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd.
The interim mayor will not have executive powers but will provide strategic leadership in the transitional period until May 2017 when a directly elected mayor will be voted in by the Greater Manchester public.
Voters have chosen the current council leader Joe Anderson as Liverpool's first mayor. He won the election with 54% of the vote.Read the full story ›
"The people of Liverpool have spoken decisively in favour of the Labour Party.
"They have rejected the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats within this city and have given me their trust and the Labour Party their trust.
"I promise to you that we will deliver on our pledges and on our promises."
Voters in Manchester voted against having an elected mayor in a referendum.Read the full story ›