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New Stockport Council chief executive

by Geoff Abell on 12 September, 2017

We are delighted to welcome our new chief exec, Pam Smith, who comes from Burnley council. Pam said; “I am looking forward to working with everyone in Stockport as we continue to build on the fantastic work which is already taking place in the Borough and across Greater Manchester.  My focus will be to ensure […]

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Manchester City Council bosses due to get pay rises

by Geoff Abell on 3 August, 2016

  Senior managers at Manchester City Council could receive above-inflationary pay rises if plans are approved on Thursday 4 Aug, reports Local Government organisation LGiU. Councillor John Flanagan said the rises affected eight posts and would be funded from within existing budgets. Mr Flanagan, executive member for finance, said: “It is essential that we can […]

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Health survey from Greater Manchester

by Geoff Abell on 16 February, 2016

Lord Peter Smith announces the launch of the Taking Charge Together campaign for improving health and social services across Greater Manchester. We’re asking many thousands of people across Greater Manchester to share their thoughts on what helps and stops them living  a healthier life, as we prepare to take charge of the £6 billion health […]

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Liberal issues – green energy, snooping and dogs

by Geoff Abell on 10 November, 2015

I like to think that we in the Lib Dems are rational and tolerant. After the coalition, this Conservative government decided to stop building inland wind farms, destroy the Feed in Tariff (removing the burgeoning UK solar industry at a stroke) and now reintroduce the “snooper’s charter” to see where all internet users have been. […]

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