Manchester by-election interviews: Alex Davidson, TUSC

Article published: Wednesday, November 14th 2012

In the penultimate interview of the Manchester by-election series, Beth Knowles interviews Alex Davidson, the candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).

Manchester by-election interviews: Marc Ramsbottom, Liberal Democrats

Article published: Tuesday, November 13th 2012

For the third profile in the Manchester Central by-election series, Beth Knowles speaks to Marc Ramsbottom, the Liberal Democrat candidate.

Manchester by-election interviews: Loz Kaye, Pirate Party UK

Article published: Monday, November 12th 2012

Continuing our series on by-election candidates, Beth Knowles interviews the Pirate Party UK’s leader Loz Kaye, as he prepares for the Manchester Central by-election on Thursday 15 November.

Manchester by-election interviews: Lucy Powell, Labour

Article published: Monday, November 12th 2012

With the Manchester Central by-election on Thursday 15 November, Beth Knowles begins a series of candidate profiles by interviewing the candidate for Labour, Lucy Powell.

Who benefits from First Street’s regeneration?

Article published: Monday, August 20th 2012

Ask Developments, in partnership with Manchester City Council, aim to develop a 20 acre site surrounding Number One First Street, located in one of the quieter patches of the city centre opposite the former Haçienda. Their vision is to create a neighbourhood with a “compelling blend of culture, leisure, retail and office space” to attract investment at a time of economic uncertainty.

Featured interview: Paul Salveson and Northern devolution

Article published: Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Named after the suffragette, socialist and Independent Labour Party activist, the Hannah Mitchell foundation was launched to campaign for “democratic socialism in the North”, rooted in “ethical socialist traditions of mutuality, co-operation, community and internationalism.” Andrew Bowman caught up with the foundation’s general secretary Paul Salveson to explore their ideas for devolution in the North of England of the UK’s notoriously centralised state.

What might a mayor mean for Manchester?

Article published: Tuesday, May 1st 2012

This week the people of Manchester will make a decision that will change the face of the city for the foreseeable future. Along with 12 other major UK cities, Manchester will decide whether or not to replace the current council leader with a directly elected mayor through a Mayoral Referendum on Thursday 3 May.