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Listen to WFM 97.2 interviews with Mayor of Greater Manchester election candidates

Wythenshawe voters will head to the polling stations on Thursday this week to elect a Mayor for Greater Manchester

Voters in Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan will make their choice from eight candidates who are bidding to become the region’s first elected Mayor.

The Mayor will replace the interim Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd.

From May 8th 2017, the newly-elected Mayor will head a cabinet in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) consisting of the ten leaders of ten Greater Manchester councils.

The Mayor’s powers and responsibilities will include transport, planning, housing, the fire service and policing.

WFM 97.2 presenter, Ben Cooper, who hosts The Forum on Mondays from 10-11am, carried out in-depth interviews with the candidates and explored their policies, values and how they say they will improve the region if elected Mayor of Greater Manchester.

You can hear these interviews on FM or online on wfmradio.org at the following times:

Sunday 30 April

4 pm Sean Anstee, The Conservative Party

6 pm Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats

7 pm Andy Burnham, Labour and Co-operative Party

8 pm Shneur Odze, UK Independence Party (UKIP)

11pm Will Patterson, The Green Party

 

Monday 1 May

12 Noon Sean Anstee,The Conservative Party

2 pm Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats

4 pm Andy Burnham, Labour and Co-operative Party

6 pm Shneur Odze, UK Independence Party (UKIP)

8 pm Will Patterson, The Green Party

 

Here is a full list of the candidates running for the office of Mayor of Greater Manchester in the election taking place on Thursday May 4th

 

ANSTEE, Sean Brian

The Conservative Party

 

ASLAM, Mohammad

Independent

 

BROPHY, Jane Elisabeth

Liberal Democrats

 

BURNHAM, Andy

Labour and Co-operative Party

 

FARMER, Marcus Jonathan

Independent

 

MORRIS, Stephen

English Democrats – ‘Putting England First!’

 

ODZE, Shneur Zalman

UK Independence Party (UKIP)

 

PATTERSON, Will

The Green Party

 

For more information about the candidates or voting go to gmelects.org.uk

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