JLC and Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester launch manifesto for Manchester Mayoral Election ahead of Jewish hustings

The Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and Jewish Representative Council for Greater Manchester have today released their manifesto for the forthcoming election for the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

This comes in advance of a joint JLC-The Fed-Jewish-Representative Council of Greater Manchester hustings taking place this evening at 7pm and streamed live over social media. The hustings will see incumbent Andy Burnham of the Labour Party go head to head against the Conservative candidate Laura Evans, Liberal Democrat Simon Lepori and Green Party candidate Melanie Horrocks. It will be chaired by Mark Adlestone OBE DL who leads the Jewish Strategic Group for the city.

Commenting in the Manifesto foreword, Mark Adlestone OBE DL, Rep Council Chair Russell Conn and JLC North West Regional Manager Marc Levy said:

“The current climate makes strong relationships between the community and elected politicians crucial. It is hoped that the key tasks highlighted in this manifesto will become the foundation of the work to be undertaken following this election. Furthermore, we commit to working alongside all communities to deliver a safe, cohesive, inclusive and shared Greater Manchester that everyone can enjoy.”

To read the manifesto click here.

  1. The joint hustings taking place this evening will be streamed from the JLC Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/JewishLeadershipCouncil - alternatively it can be accessed via Zoom using ID: 838 9408 7173, Passcode: 454761
  2. The JLC will also be partnering for hustings for the Mayoral elections in Liverpool (12 April), the West Midlands (13 April) and Greater London (19 April).
  3. In addition hustings will be held for the London Assembly constituencies of Ealing & Hillingdon (20 April), Barnet & Camden (26 April) and Harrow & Brent (29 April)
  4. Hustings will also be held for two wards for Hertfordshire County Council elections; Borehamwood ward (28 April) and Bushey North ward (29 April)