Urban Forum: Is an elected mayor for Manchester a good thing?
|Starts:||18:00 24 Feb 2015|
|Ends:||21:00 24 Feb 2015|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Who is it for:||General public, University staff|
Unlike London, Greater Manchester does not have a directly elected mayor. However - as part of the recent devolution deal for Greater Manchester - by 2017 we will be getting one. Are the people of Greater Manchester excited at this prospect? Is this a good thing, and will an elected mayor boost democracy and accountability, herald a new era for the city region? Or is it unnecessary, a potential problem- representing a narrowing of democracy with too much importance and power placed on 1 person?
Iain Deas (Senior Lecturer in Urban & Regional Policy and Planning, University of Manchester)
Francesca Gains (Professor of Politics, University of Manchester)
Donna Hall CBE (Chief Executive, Wigan Council)
Neil McInroy (Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies)
Simon Parker (Director, New Local Government Network)
Chair: Cecilia Wong (Professor of Spatial Planning & Director of the Centre for Urban Policy Studies, University of Manchester)
Followed by Q&A and refreshments.
This event is free to attend and open to all but please register your place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/is-an-elected-mayor-for-manchester-a-good-thing-tickets-15352034348
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