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Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Manifestos

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Find out what each candidate running for Greater Manchester Metro Mayor has proposed across key policy areas.

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Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Manifestos

  1. 1. youth and adult skills Greater Manchester Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Lobby the government to devolve more powers over education to ensure schools and colleges meet the region’s needs • Establish a year of service to help young people develop their work skills and play a part in their community • Use the Apprenticeship Levy to identify and fill skills gaps in health and social care Sean Anstee, Conservatives • Work to introduce a guarantee that every 16-25 year old is offered suitable work, education or training • Partner with the business sector to increase the number of young people taken on as interns and apprentices Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats • Apprenticeship Grant for Employers. • Adult Skills Budget. • Post-16 further education system. The metro mayor will have control over the: The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates, Shneur Odze from UKIP has not published a manifesto at the time of publication • Establish the GM Schools Commissioner to drive up standards in schools • Create a UCAS-style application system for all apprenticeships in GM • Develop a new 14+ strategy for skills in GM • Establish the GM “Curriculum for life” an advice service for young people • Call for the Apprenticeship Levy to be developed into a Skills Levy Andy Burnham, LabourWill Patterson, Greens No skills policies in manifesto
  2. 2. transport and infrastructure Greater Manchester Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Introduce smart ticketing • Bring GM’s buses under the Mayor’s control, subject to legislation • Establish a bike rental scheme • Ensure smart motorways are promoted to full-length of the M60 • Expand the roadworks permit scheme to include a roadworks lane rental scheme • Establish a single investment fund for transport Sean Anstee, Conservatives • Look to expand Metrolink to service all ten boroughs and introduce more double-length trams to ease overcrowding at busy times • Develop an orbital tram route around Greater Manchester • Introduce smart payment to pay once for integrated travel on trams, trains and buses • Introduce a one-hour ticket that allows unlimited travel on bus, tram and train in Greater Manchester within the time limit. Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats • Consolidated transport budget • Local roads network • Bus franchising and smart ticketing The metro mayor will have control over the: The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates, Shneur Odze from UKIP has not published a manifesto at the time of publication • Introduce half-price travel tickets for 16-18 year olds as a first step to give all 16-18 year olds in GM a free bus pass • Campaign to bring forward plans for the Northern Powerhouse Rail connecting Manchester with Liverpool, Leeds and beyond • Call for HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail to be built as a single integrated scheme. Andy Burnham, LabourWill Patterson, Greens • Push for High Quality rather than High Speed • Work to avoid a blunt congestion charge being rolled out in GM until transport alternatives are available • Support walking buses; and get behind the Living Streets WOW campaign • Seek to appoint a Walking and Cycling Champion for GM • Link up existing lines with an ‘Outer Circle’ network and push for the remaining boroughs to be connected to the network • Push for step-free access • Make sure there is a clear, integrated bus service • Work towards flattening our public transport fare system • Support plans for passengers to be able to buy a single ticket • Abolish the Twisted PeakTime fares • Support car clubs and work to encourage car sharing
  3. 3. housing and planning Greater Manchester Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Establish a Greater Manchester Infrastructure Guarantee to ensure land can only be allocated for development once required schools, roads, public transport and health facilities are in place. Sean Anstee, Conservatives • Reject the current Greater Manchester Spatial Framework • Use Mayoral Compulsory Purchase Order powers to enable more brownfield development Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats • £30m per year Housing Investment Fund • Strategic planning and Mayoral Development Corporations • Land Commission and compulsory purchase powers The metro mayor will have control over the: The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates, Shneur Odze from UKIP has not published a manifesto at the time of publication • Work to establish a new GM-wide Rent to Own Scheme particularly focused on people under 30 to help them on to the housing ladder • Look into freeing young people leaving care from liability for Council Tax until they are 21 as already done in Rochdale Council • Introduce a GM-wide voluntary registration scheme for private landlords in GM • Radical re-write of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework • Establish a new Homeliness Action Network. Andy Burnham, LabourWill Patterson, Greens • Push Manchester City Council to re-open the homeless shelters it ran in 2015 • Support the Housing First social model • Prioritise support for those groups who need the most attention – women, LGBTQ community, young people, older and disabled people • Set up a GM Renters’ Union and a GM Landlord Register • Throw out the Spatial Framework and replace it with a People’s Housing Plan • Focus on reusing empty properties, brownfield sites and vacant business property • Support housing associations and builders who draw up shared ownerships and mixed tenure developments • Work with universities to ensure affordable accommodation for students
  4. 4. business and employment Greater Manchester Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Establish a Mayor’s Business Forum to listen to the views of GM businesses • Ensure employees under the control of the Mayor are paid the living wage Sean Anstee, Conservatives No business and enterprise policies in manifesto Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates, Shneur Odze from UKIP has not published a manifesto at the time of publication • Create a Business Advisory Panel that will work closely with LEPs to provide guidance on policies • Ensure employees under the control of the mayor are paid the living wage • Develop a Good GM Employers’ Charter setting out the basic standards and actions expected of good businesses Andy Burnham, LabourWill Patterson, Greens • Establish a Greater Manchester Real-Living Wage and drive the Zero Hour Contracts out of GM, publicising those who adopt both measures with a Real-Living Wage Certificate • Push for more mixed-use town centres, converting unused retail space into offices as part of the rethink to the Spatial Framework • Work with businesses to promote more flexible ways of working, aiming for 20% of GM workforce to work from home • Encourage sustainable businesses to set up in GM
  5. 5. environment Greater Manchester Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Establish green highways and plant 10,000 trees around motorways and poor air quality areas • Convert all public service vehicles to lower emissions • Establish a green bus fund to get polluting vehicles off the road • Double the number of electric car charging points to make this a viable method of transport in GM Sean Anstee, Conservatives • Develop schemes to reduce pollution emitted in Greater Manchester, including by encouraging less polluting forms of transport • Encourage pollution-scrubbing technology, including green wall, green roofs and urban parks • Encourage carbon emission reduction for our businesses and communities Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates, Shneur Odze from UKIP has not published a manifesto at the time of publication • Host a Mayor’s Green Summit to declare a new, accelerated ambition for GM on the green economy and carbon-neutrality • Support City of Trees to establish City Forest Park and back the plan to plant 3 million trees Andy Burnham, LabourWill Patterson, Greens • Push on improving air quality • Roll out a network of London-style Low Emission Zones • Move to low emission buses being the standard around the city region • Defend areas such as Pomona and Nutsford Vale
  6. 6. health and social care Greater Manchester Metro Mayor - Candidate Manifestos • Support a single blue light service • Establish a volunteer befriender network for older people and those caring for them Sean Anstee, Conservatives • Work for a unified Health and Social Care system that properly meets the needs of all people in Greater Manchester • Work for a seamless Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for young people aged 0-25 • Introduce a specialist Rapid Assessment, Intervention and Discharge (RAID) mental health team at all hospitals Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats • £6bn integrated health and social care budget The metro mayor will have control over the: The above is based on the manifestos made public by declared candidates, Shneur Odze from UKIP has not published a manifesto at the time of publication • Introduce in GM the country’s first fully integrated National Health and Care service building on the work already ongoing • Introduce a new social prescribing scheme across GM, where GPs are able to offer a range of non-traditional support • Make mental health a priority in GM Andy Burnham, LabourWill Patterson, Greens • Fight any proposals to introduce background checks or upfront charges for any patient • Work with the Councils to protect funding for Quit Smoking services • Work for exclusion zones against fast-food shops around schools • Defend funding for consistent sexual health services and for mental health services

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