Greater Manchester Mayor’s Office

Updated: 18/01/2018

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In May 2017, Greater Manchester elected its first ever city-regional Mayor, Andy Burnham. The Mayor is closely supported by Cllr Beth Knowles and Ivan Lewis MP as his appointed co-Leads for Rough Sleeping and Homelessness, working alongside the GM Homelessness Action Network, GM charities, civic groups and social enterprises, and all GM citizens -

Greater Manchester is in the North West of England. It is the third-largest metropolitan city-region in the UK, with 2.73 million people living across its ten boroughs. GM’s economy generates £56 billion in GVA per year. At the same time, 187 neighbourhoods in GM are within the 5% most deprived in England, and over a quarter of all children in GM (dependents under the age of 20) are living in poverty.

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