It appears that Manchester has a serious choice to make on Thursday 4th May 2017. The people can either opt for the leadership of the current party political fiasco – which is proving to be rudderless – or choose something completely different. 

My view is there’s a huge opportunity to make Manchester a truly world class city, but it’s the style of our leadership and management that will dictate how successful we can be. We need to get things done quickly and methodically by partnering with leading experts in their fields rather than leaving the decision making process to committees who have been elected on small turnouts.

There is currently a huge political vacuum in the UK. If we’re not careful, it will be filled by something detrimental to us all. What we need right now is clear direction and something different that makes us proud. This is what I’m offering to Manchester.