ComRes polled 500 people across Greater Manchester to find out what we all think about having a mayor for Greater Manchester. With Parliament just sorting out the details, Greater Manchester is set to vote for our first elected mayor next May (2017).
The poll found:
- 45% of people knew about the plan for an elected mayor, but 54% didn’t.
- 59% thought the elected mayor should have more powers than elected council leaders, with just 24% thinking they shouldn’t.
- People thought the top priorities for the elected mayor (in order) should be healthcare, emergency services, schools & under-16 education, housing, social care and transport.
- When asked about just the issues the elected mayor will have control over, the list of top priorities was integrating health and social care, affordable housing, a strategic plan for Greater Manchester, more road and rail investment and more homes.
You can see the full polling information here.
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