Meet the Mayor

At the final “Meet the Mayor” session run by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the interim Mayor of Greater Manchester Tony Lloyd spoke to an invited audience about his hopes for the future of the region and his thoughts on what the first elected mayor’s role and priorities should be. Mr Lloyd thought that amongst the primary areas for the new mayor to work on were transport and infrastructure – as the region’s current transport services were sub-standard – and space and planning regulations for the enablement of the region’s domestic and commercial building developments. Throughout his talk one point the interim mayor repeatedly made was that people must VOTE to give us a mayor with a strong voice for the region and, as he said, if you don’t vote, don’t complain!