THE Mayor's Question Time is back again after a successful returning event last month in Bury. The event this month will take place at 7pm on Wednesday November 24 in Oldham, at The Performance Space, Oldham Library on Greaves Street.

Andy Burnham was first elected in May 2017 and made a commitment to talk to the people of Greater Manchester regularly about the issues that affect them.

From June 2017 to February 2020, 26 Mayor’s Question Time events were hosted at venues right across the city-region, with over 2000 people attending in total. During the events, the Mayor is grilled by an independent member of the media – who takes the questions from the public, about a range of issues that he is responsible for. Last month’s event in Bury saw an audience of over 80 people questioning the Mayor on local issues.

Issues that have been raised have been far-reaching, from accessibility on public transport, to concerns around future development, to ideas for helping to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Greater Manchester.

Andy is regularly joined by local Leaders and Chief Executives from across other public sector organisations, so those attending also have the opportunity to ask these key decision-makers their thoughts on services, including police and crime, transport, and health and social care.

Free tickets for the Question Time event at 7pm on Wednesday November 24 in Oldham are now available on Eventbrite and questions can be submitted to QuestionTime@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk

Those who can’t attend in person can still submit questions via email and can watch a live stream of the event on Twitter at @MayorOfGM.

Over the next 12 months, Andy will host a Question Time event in each of the local authorities in Greater Manchester. After Oldham in November, Question Time will be returning in the new year.


Article Published: 19/11/2021 16:24 PM