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

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DevoManc? Devo Not.

The Greater Manchester devolution deal has taken many in our city aback. Far from empowering people in Manchester by involving them in shaping how our city region is to be run, we have a deal stitched up behind closed doors by the ruling elite. It's also a deal that is clearly formed to help the powers that be hang on to their influence. In the Pirate Party we want to see devolution, but not like this. The Mayor will have to work with the GMCA as their cabinet essentially. If you are wonderin...
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Mayoral Debate Reflection

After a day of deliveries and talking to residents I headed down to the only public debate advertised on the Mayor for Manchester referendum. There was a lively exchange of views, experience and lots of good points made on the "yes" "no" and "maybe" arguments. One of the key concerns of people was the lack of concrete information we have had to go on as voters. This is certainly one of my concerns, and another sign of how we need the council to be more open and accountable. There was widespread ...
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