We want everyone in Greater Manchester to live in a home they can afford

In May, Greater Manchester votes for its first directly elected Mayor. It’s vital that housing is a top priority during the election campaign and the candidates commit to making solving our housing crisis a priority.

Greater Manchester Housing Providers have launched a campaign for everyone in Greater Manchester to live in a home they can afford. The campaign is calling on the new Mayor, the candidates, council leaders, councillors, MPs and local people to back this pledge.

To make this happen we have produced a series of campaign resources for you to promote and share. 

Final campaign action – from Mon 24 April

Our campaign has persuaded almost all of the political candidates aiming to be the Mayor the of Greater Manchester to back our campaign call for everyone in Greater Manchester to live in a home they can afford.

This final push, we hope, will keep housing on the agenda up to polling day on 4 May and beyond.

We need your help with two final activities:

  1. Promoting our ‘Email your councillors’ action
  2. Sharing the campaign pledge on social media

1. Ask your local councillors to write to the new Mayor on 5 May

Invite your colleagues to email their local councillors via our e-campaign action

Use the following copy to promote this on your intranet and website between now and polling day:

Let’s make housing the top priority for the new Mayor of Greater Manchester

On Thursday 4 May, Greater Manchester votes for its first directly elected Mayor. It’s vital that housing is a top priority for the new Mayor.

We want local politicians from across the city region to commit to writing to the new Mayor for Greater Manchester following the election on 5 May.  

It will be loud and clear that housing is the top priority if there are hundreds of letters and emails from local councillors from across the city region, on behalf of local people, calling on new Mayor to now ensure that everyone in Greater Manchester to live in a home they can afford.

This action is only for people who live in Greater Manchester. Add your details below. You will then be given a list of your local councillors. You can then send them an email asking them to write to the new Mayor.


Email your local councillors

2. Sharing the pledge on social media once more using #GMMayor

Download and share the campaign graphics on day of the launch. Click the thumbnails below to download the high res images.  

 

Campaign Pack

Go social

Download and share the campaign graphics on day of the launch. Click the thumbnails below to download the high res images.  

  • Pledge graphics

  • Header images for your Facebook profile 

  • Header images for your Twitter profile 

  • Header images for candidates

Why not tweet @ your local council leaders, councillors and MPs? We will be emailing all Greater Manchester politicians on the day to make them aware of our campaign launch.

Community pledge sign-up form

Complete campaign pledge sign-up form to support the campaign.

You can also host this form on your website and/or intranet. It’s simple, just copy and paste the code below into an iframe, just like embedding a YouTube video. Then promote it to your staff, tenants and local politicians. 

<iframe src="http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=115&ea.campaign.id=65193" name="nhf" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" height = "1600px" width = "100%"></iframe>

 

Candidate sign up

The following candidates and politicians have pledged their support.

GM Mayoral position first name last name Party council
Mayoral candidate Stephen Morris English Democrats  
Mayoral candidate Sean Anstee Conservative  
Mayoral candidate Will Patterson Green  
Mayoral candidate Andy Burnham Labour  
Cabinet member Kevin Anderson Labour Wigan
Cabinet member Paul Longshaw Labour Salford City Council
Councillor Roger Hayes Lib Dem Bolton Council
Councillor Stephen Pickup Labour Bolton Council
Councillor Eddy Newman Labour Manchester City Council
Councillor Dickie Davies Labour Stockport MBC
Councillor Gary Bridges Labour Manchester City Council

Purdah Rules

Election Purdah starts on Monday 27 March 2017 for the mayoral election in Greater Manchester. These rules prevent Councils and the Government from participating in certain activities during an election period. There rules do not govern housing associations. Arms length management organisations should seek advice on their activities with their Council's legal department.

Local politicans and MPs can still support and back campaigns where as Councils can not.

For example, in naming supporters of the campaign in media and social media, we shouldn’t say ‘Cllr Kevin Anderson, Portfolio Holder, Environment, Wigan Council back our campaign’ but should say ‘Cllr Kevin Anderson back our campaign’. And so not referring to Council held position. We can still state that MPs and mayoral candidates back our campaign.

The LGA have produced some advice on Purdah.