Child Poverty in Greater Manchester is out of control.

Child Poverty in Greater Manchester is out of control.

Child Poverty in Greater Manchester is out of control and needs to be urgently tackled; this will be one of my priorities if elected Mayor for Greater Manchester. Councils in Greater Manchester are showing appalling rates of Child poverty: Bolton 31.05%, Bury 25.34%, Manchester 40.04%, Oldham 33.04%, Rochdale 32.30%, Salford 30.93%, Stockport 20.78%, Tameside 28.96%, Trafford 20.62%, Wigan 25.12% Manchester Council (Labour) is the 2nd highest at 40.04% for child poverty in the UK, with…

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Stephen Morris actively campaigned against the Greater Manchester Road Tax (Congestion Charge)

Stephen Morris actively campaigned against the Greater Manchester Road Tax (Congestion Charge)

UPDATED 13/02/2017 Air pollution in Congestion charging London breached its entire legal limits for 2017 in just 5 days.. tinyurl.com/zo54n58 Congestion in London is horrendous, pollution is horrendous however the London Road Tax (congestion charge) as clearly failed to do what we were told it would do. It was sold as the great hope of reducing congestion and pollution, the Government and local authorities are clearly bereft of ideas to tackle the problems. We were…

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Stephen Morris confirms Landlord Licensing Schemes will be abolished if elected.

Stephen Morris confirms Landlord Licensing Schemes will be abolished if elected.

Stephen Morris, English Democrats candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester, confirms Landlord Licensing Schemes in Greater Manchester will be abolished if elected. “In areas in and around where selective landlord licensing has been operated (such as Blackburn, Burnley and Hartlepool) house prices have fallen dramatically compared to most other areas.  Increasingly mortgage lenders (following the lead of the state owned Royal Bank of Scotland) will not lend to buy property in landlord licensing areas. This…

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The trade union fat cats who are strangling our country

Top union leaders are better paid than their counterparts in the private sector – and they do it by holding the nation to ransom, says Matthew Sinclair. Old-fashioned socialist firebrand trade-union representatives must be a little disappointed. Trade union leaders are supposed to be the scourge of the rich, ensuring the money is taken for the workers in egalitarian redistribution. But when they look from trade unionist to capitalist and from capitalist to trade unionist…

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