Democratic Devolution: The Future of Greater Manchester

The launch of ‘Democratic Devolution: The Future of Greater Manchester’ is on Friday 17th March, 5.30-7.00pm in Manchester Central Library.

This launch event will explore opportunities to improve youth political literacy and democratic education as well as build on ongoing work to establish a Greater Manchester Youth Assembly and network of youth representation organisations across the region. It will bring together decision makers who hope to mould the new city region and the young stakeholders who want to see their ideas take shape to discuss their visions for the future of youth voice across Greater Manchester.
Democratic Devolution is a collaborative venture between Dr Andy Mycock (University of Huddersfield), Cllr Beth Knowles (Manchester City Council) and Harriet Andrews (The Politics Project), which brought together 100 young people from across the ten Greater Manchester local authorities in April 2016, to find out how young people see their city region and what they want to see change with devolution.

The resulting research, funded by the Political Studies Association, shows although young people are sceptical about Greater Manchester’s new Mayor and the potential impact of devolution on their lives, they want to be part of setting out new routes for their voices to be heard across Greater Manchester.

Speakers include:

– Andy Burnham MP – Labour Candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor
– Cllr Iain Roberts – Liberal Democrat Councillor and Campaign Manager for Cllr Jane Brophy
– Professor Andrew Russell – Senior Politics Lecturer at the University of Manchester
– Students from Xaverian College
– Emily Bowyer – Head of PSHE and Citizenship at Altrincham Girls School

Please book your tickets here. This is an open event so please forward this invitation to students, colleagues and other interested parties.

Cllr Beth Knowles
Labour & Co-operative Councillor, Manchester city centre | Chair, With One Voice, International Arts and Homelessness Movement

07730659669 | @BethMKnowles | www.citycentrevoice.co.uk | www.with-one-voice.com

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