Our Greater Manchester Mayor. Your Vote.
Students at The Manchester College are being urged to have their say on who becomes Greater Manchester's first ever Mayor.
Voting will take place across the ten districts of Greater Manchester in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. If you are aged 18 or over on May 4 - and registered to vote - you'll be entitled to have your say on who is elected.
To vote on May 4, you need to make sure you’re registered to vote by Thursday April 13. Registering to vote online is quick and easy and shouldn't take any more than five minutes. You will need your National Insurance number to hand to complete your application.
In order to register you must:
- Live in Greater Manchester
- Be 18 or over on May 4 2017
- Be a British, European Union or Commonwealth citizen who does not require leave to remain in the UK.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester will be a major figure in the political life of the region, entrusted with unique powers and responsibilities that will impact on students across the region.
Candidates have made a diverse range of policy pledges on education and skills issues: such as providing free travel for 16-18-year-olds, through to establishing a ‘year of service’ for young people.
Eight candidates have confirmed they are standing. They are listed in alphabetical order below. You can click on their name to view their website and manifesto (links no longer available).
Sean Anstee (Conservative)
Mohammad Aslam (Independent) – website not available
Jane Brophy (Liberal Democrat)
Andy Burnham (Labour)
Marcus Farmer (Independent) – website not available
Stephen Morris (English Democrat)
Shneur Odze (UKIP) – website not available
Will Patterson (Green Party)