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Video of the three candidates Ivan Lewis, Tony Lloyd and Andy Burnham (links are to their initial statements) at our hustings on 25th June.

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Thank you for giving me the opportunity to seek the Socialist Health Association nomination to be the Labour candidate for elected Mayor of Greater Manchester.  My life changed at the age of 14 when I started doing voluntary work with people with learning disabilities for a locally based voluntary organisation, Outreach. Then at the age of 19 I set up a charity, Contact, supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. From a very young age I was angered by the way people were too often labelled and written off despite having massive potential and their families forced to […]
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Co-chairs Councillor Zahid Chauhan and Councillor Jo Harding In attendance: Michael Kelly, Wyn Dignan, Cllr Riaz Ahmed, Gill Campbell, Karen Atkinson, Caroline Bedale, Rob Ward, Peter Firth, Wayne Shields, Ivan Lewis MP, Mike Livingstone, Martin Yuile, Martin Rathfelder, Cllr Abdul Jabbar, and Annette McKay Opening remarks and purpose of meeting: Ivan Lewis is running to be Labour candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor. He has worked in social care since he was 19 years old when he set up a charity in social care. He has also served as a Minister in the Department of Health where he brought to light […]
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