Author and journalist Tessa Boase sheds an original – and surprising – light on the lives of Manchester’s heroic, campaigning women. In a glass cabinet, deep inside the Museum of London, is a luxurious purple feather once worn on the hat of Emmeline Pankhurst. The suffragette leader wore it […]
1986: the year of Chernobyl, US bombings in Libya and the election of Chorlton’s very first Labour councillor. Andrew Simpson was there The councillor’s name was David Black and his election marked a turning point for Labour in South Manchester: the following year, Keith Bradley […]
Labour won a 30,000 majority in the last election, but the red flag didn’t always fly in Chorlton. Andrew Simpson looks back. I wonder what an ardent Conservative or Liberal voter, born in the Chorlton of the late 19th century, might have made of that […]
It’s early days, but if all goes to plan, Chorlton will undergo the biggest changes seen in decades. Proposals will soon go out for consultation and we should all have our say. Linsey Parkinson talks to Chorlton councillor, Matt Strong about some of the issues we should consider. […]
All eyes may be on June’s General Election, but the Greater Manchester Mayoral Election in May is a key part of the most comprehensive devolution deal for any English region. Dr Andrew Mycock talks to Ella Parkinson about why local matters too.