Manchester City Council failed to collect more than £67million in council tax since 2010.
Labour held firm in the local elections in Manchester central – losing just one ward – but the party had some close calls along the way.
Council spark controversy for awarding Town Hall refurb contract to company that used Grenfell-style cladding
The awarding of the Manchester Town Hall refurbishment contract has generated controversy due to the chosen company’s past use of cladding similar to that of Grenfell Tower.
‘Unprecedented contribution to society and science’: Manchester councillor backs campaign for Turing £50 note
Since the Bank of England signalled its intention to feature a scientist on the new note, mathematician Alan Turing is being floated as a potential candidate.
Manchester Pride moving AWAY from Canal Street as developments force LGBT community out of Gay Village
Manchester Pride has been forced out of Canal Street – as developments nudge the LGBT community away from the iconic Gay Village.
Lib Dem John Leech re-elected as fellow party member Richard Kilpatrick also picks up surprise council win in Manchester
Liberal Democrats’ John Leech has been re-elected to Manchester City Council – and he’s no longer the only member of opposition to Labour.
Chris Paul, Labour Councillor for Withington, is being investigated by the Greater Manchester Police after his wildly misogynistic and offensive tweets surfaced, in which he described women as “slobs”, “cows”, “c*nts” and “b*tches”.
Opinion: Liberal Democrats’ new Manchester campaign video takes it too far and makes them look desperate
Manchester’s arm of the Liberal Democrats is pushing its campaign to reclaim the council this Thursday with the release of a provocative video – this time however the hopeful party have taken it too far.
Referring to Labour’s notorious strong-hold in the City Council, Vince Cable warned that it would be “dangerous” for Manchester to fall back into a “one-party state.”
After weeks of canvassing, local councillors will find out their destiny as the general public go to the ballot box early next month.
EXCLUSIVE: Strong and Cable – Lib Dem leader Sir Vince hopeful of centrist revolution after lukewarm election
Speaking exclusively to MM, the veteran politician and former-Business Secretary blamed the timing of the general election for the Liberal Democrat’s lukewarm result.