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Book now for Metro Mayor candidates transport debate

Apr 19, 2017

Hear from Metro Mayor candidates on campus
Hear from Metro Mayor candidates on campus

Friday 21 April 3pm to 4.30pm Peel Hall. Free to attend

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will be electing its first ever Metro Mayor on 4 May 2017. This will be a very significant role for the region and the successful candidate will have enormous influence in shaping the future of the region. He or she will have new powers over policing, fire, housebuilding and transport, as well as influence over other areas – such as health and social care – and a considerable voice on the national stage.

Bosch and the University of Salford are hosting a debate with mayoral candidates specifically about the future of transport infrastructure in Greater Manchester. The event will take place in Peel Hall on 21 April  from 3pm to 4.30pm and is open to all staff and students Tickets are free, but places are limited and you can book your place here.

The region faces many challenges over the next few decades and this debate will be an opportunity to hear how effectively each candidate plans to tackle congestion, poor air quality and build sustainable transport infrastructure in the region.

Confirmed candidates attending:

  • Sean Anstee, (Conservative Party Candidate)
  • Andy Burnham (Labour Mayoral candidate)
  • Jane Brophy (Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate)
  • Shneur Odze (UKIP Mayoral candidate)
  • Will Patterson (Green Party Mayoral candidate)

The debate will be chaired by the Rt Hon. Baroness Beverley Hughes of Stretford (our Chair of Council and a Non-Executive Director of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce).

If you have any questions about the event or any special seating/access requirements, please contact the Events Team or call 0161 295 5241.