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The Great Debate

LGBT Mayoral Hustings

25 February 2017

Time 18:00 - 19:30

Duration 1 hours 30 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

Hosted by Gaydio’s Emma Goswell, this is your chance to meet and quiz the candidates looking to take on the top job as part of one of the biggest changes to local government in Greater Manchester in decades.  It’s your chance to see where they stand on the issues that matter to you, from tackling the housing shortage to what it means for local businesses.

Greater Manchester is one of the combined authorities that will be electing a metro mayor on 4 May 2017 as part of the government’s plans to allow these authorities to take on an increased number of functions.  The new Mayor will be directly elected by people across Greater Manchester.  They will lead and work with other local authority leaders to set out the strategy for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority which will have a greater say on a range of key areas.

Currently these will include:

  • transport
  • planning
  • housing
  • regeneration
  • training and skills
  • local business support
  • police
  • fire service
  • economic growth

Join us for what will be an evening of lively debate that coincides with LGBT History Month and the opening day of Never Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rightsa unique exhibition exploring the past, present and future of LGBT+ activism.  Fill out a short survey to submit your questions ahead of the event or tweet @LGBTfdn using #LGBThustings.

The event is brought to you in conjunction with the LGBT Foundation, Contact Theatre, and  Gaydio.

For further background information on the planned new Mayor of Greater Manchester visit the Centre for Cities website and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website.

Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present andHeritage Lottery FundedNever Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights future of LGBT+ activism.

Suitable for adults and young people

  • Treat yourself to 10% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Did you know the museum holds the archives of the Labour Party and much more?  Check out the Archive & Study Centre pages for more information or to make an appointment

Booking Requirements: Booking required via Contact Theatre