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+Mayoral Candidate Questions

On 6 May 2021, Mayoral Elections will take place in Greater Manchester.


The Mayor of Greater Manchester is a major figure in the political life of the region, entrusted with unique powers and responsibilities.  The Mayor’s responsibilities include setting budgets and priorities for Greater Manchester’s public services including transport and the fire and rescue service; Police and Crime Commissioner responsibilities, and acting as an ambassador for the city region.  The elected Mayor works together with the GMCA to deliver their vision for Greater Manchester.



As the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network, we want to hear what the candidates have to say about the issues that matter most to older people. We’ve developed six key questions that were sent to the candidates and their responses are below. These questions have been developed based on the priorities of our members. In order to form the questions, we looked at our previous reports and recommendations and considered all the issues that have been raised in our working groups over the past year. We also invited our members to let us know if they had any particular areas or questions that they wanted to raise.

To see the questions and the candidate responses please click on the candidate pictures.

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Andy Burnham
Labour and Co-operative Party

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Laura Evans
Conservative and Unionist Party

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Simon Lepori
Liberal Democrats

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