Last week I visited Heineken Manchester with local councillors, Sameem Ali and Nigel Murphy. We met with recent local graduate recruit to the Brewery, Charlotte Wilde, and heard about the impact of last year's investment on facilities and local recruitment.Read more
Over the past few weeks a gift company wrote a terrible piece advertising “hate breaks” to undesirable locations including Moss Side in my constituency. I was horrified to see an area that I represent described in such an offensive way and was shocked to read that the company had even made up reviews to reinforce their false and unpleasant view of the area.
The description of Moss Side is one that I completely reject as the MP for that area and is one that nobody from Manchester would recognise today. I can only imagine that the person responsible for writing the piece has never visited so I contacted the author to invite them to visit for themselves and see how inappropriate and inaccurate the piece was.
Today Lucy has reacted to the news that a third food bank has opened in the Hulme and Moss Side areas of her constituency.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Lucy said: “It is shameful that so many people now rely on food banks. Living without any support causes extreme poverty and many people have found it simply isn’t possible to feed themselves or their families.”
Lucy recently met with Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and a group of young people from Moss Side and Hulme at the Hulme Adventure Playground.
In the meeting organised by Manchester Young Lives, Lucy talked about an array of issues which young people face, focusing on perceptions of young people, and how young people can work together with the police to build positive relationships.
Shadow Secretary for Education Stephen Twigg explained how Labour will create a One Nation education system when he joined Labour's parliamentary candidate Lucy Powell in Manchester Central on Thursday (October 11).
Stephen visited Moss Side's Manchester Academy. Met by Dr Antony Edkins, the school's Executive Principle, he took a tour of the school and spoke to students.
Labour’s One Nation education system includes a New Deal for Teachers that includes developing ideas to bring more top graduates into teaching.
Labour wants to double the number of Teach First recruits from 1,000 a year to 2,000 and then encourage further expansion, so it becomes one of the main routes into teaching.
Teach First works with a variety of schools up and down the country including the Manchester Academy.