Manchester Mayoral Elections

With so much attention on national and global politics after the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's election, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that the biggest change to our local political landscape for 40 years is looming on the horizon. Whoever wins will have huge power and influence, controlling budgets of more than a billion.The region's first elected mayor will be in charge of Greater Manchester Police and the Fire service, as well as having responsibility for housing, planning and public transport.

Registered student? Participate in the upcoming Mayoral Elections and input into future policies by voting. 

1. A Student Manifesto

Did you know that Greater Manchester is getting a brand new Mayor? The Mayor would have control over areas such as education, transport, police and crime and also housing! Fill in this quick survey HERE to let the mayoral candidates know what all students in Manchester think’

Survey closes 24 March. 


2. Events

Greater Manchester Carnival - Friday 24 March 

We love this wonderful city and on the 24 March at University Place from 11:00 - 16:00, we're going to celebrate with the Greater Manchester Carnival. We have activities happening across the city including at UOM, MMU and Salford. With many of Manchester favourite cuisines and a big wheel make sure you register to vote or fill in the survey to get on the rides. Join the Facebook event HERE.

Citizens UK -  Monday 1 May 

This is a big day! Students at the university of Manchester have been invited to an exclusive event in with Citizens UK will be presenting our join Manifest for the Mayor Candidates to pledge to. This isn’t a political hustings but a celebration with the community. Held at the Lowry Theatre in Salford there will be over 2000 people in attendance. Hosted by Sir Alex Ferguson (yes, fergie will be there!) with performances from students groups.

This is the first time such an event will be held in Manchester so come and be a part of history. We will be putting on transport and a super cheap lunch at 12.30 in the Union. Book your tickets for this life changing experience. Where else would you want to be on Bank Holiday Monday.


3. Voting

Want to make sure that Manchester has the best possible mayor? Don’t forget to register to vote. Students have a huge impact on the region and we want to make sure that on the 4 May 2017 you are able to go to the polling station.