The Pirate Party in Manchester. Looking forward to the Ancoats and Clayton By-election, December 2013

Mayor for Manchester Referendum

Just a heads up that you are going to have to deal with two lots of paper at the ballot box, or you will have seen it with your postal vote. There is also a city mayor referendum- the choice you will be asked to make is whether you want to have a leader chosen by councillors, or  in future a directly elected mayor- like they have chosen in Salford for example.

Now. We are not going to tell you what to choose or give you a picture of where to put your cross.

What you might like to think about is -

1 Can you name the mayor? Or the council leader? Do you think your mates could? And does it matter?

2 To attract investment and interest to Manchester we also have to put the strongest case for our city on the national and international scene. Will a directly elected head help us to do that?

3 Do you trust the councillors to come up with the right choice? Or do you want to make that choice yourself?

4 We will not be getting a new Boris or Ken as it will not be a Greater Manchester mayor. Would it be better to wait until that’s a possibility?

There is an opportunity to hear different sides of the argument and make up your own mind-

Mayor Debate- 29th April at St. Peter’s House at the University of Manchester starting at 18:30

Email charles@fn4m.org to book or for info.


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Mar
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6:30 pm Democracy is Broken. Discuss.
Democracy is Broken. Discuss.
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Debate with Pirate Party’s Loz Kaye proposing the motion. http://www.discuss.org.uk/discussion/democracy-is-broken/ Voter turnout keeps going down, support for main parties is in flux, the trust in politicians has never been lower. Comedians who urge young people to join a revolution and abstain from voting top the best seller list and are adored. All over the world, theocracy and dictatorships have rolled back the gains of western democratic model achieved at the end of the Cold War. As Fran O’Leary of the consultancy Lodestone says: “Around 39 per cent of people didn’t cast their vote at the last General Election. This year only 41 per cent of people said they would be certain to vote if there was an immediate election, the lowest level ever recorded by the Hansard Political Engagement Audit, and only 12 per cent of young people said they would definitely cast their vote.” We ask: Is our democracy broken? What kind of legitimacy will evolve from here?
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7:00 pm Election Hustings – Hosted by Ma...
Election Hustings – Hosted by Ma...
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Loz Kaye speaking at Election Hustings – Hosted by Manchester Palestine Solidarity. More details to follow.

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