Mayoral candidates to debate transport future
Thursday 20th April 2017 15:40 Greater Manchester News Posted by Adam Higgins

Candidates in the Greater Manchester Mayoral Election will debate the future of transport during an event at the University of Salford.

Those standing to become the region’s first Metro Mayor – with new powers over transport – will discuss what they will do to tackle congestion, poor air quality and how they will build sustainable infrastructure during a hustings event at the University’s Peel Hall from 3pm on Friday April 21.

The candidates standing for election on May 4 will take questions from members of the public in a debate chaired by the Right Honourable Baroness Beverley Hughes, chair of the University’s Council and non-executive director of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

The candidates are:

Sean Anstee – Conservative

Jane Brophy – Liberal Democrat

Andy Burnham – Labour

Stephen Morris – English Democrats

Shneur Odze – UKIP

Will Patterson – Green Party

Mohammad Aslam – Independent

Marcus Jonathan Farmer – Independent

Anyone interested in going to the event can register their attendance by clicking here.