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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/six-things-ivan-lewis-mp-10916135

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Ivan Lewis joins in activities with Contact Community Care Group, the charity he set up when he was 19, as he launches his mayoral bid

That made me look all interested. So I looked on the charity commission website. But can't see a charity called that
http://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/?q=Contact+Community+Care+Group


He worked in the voluntary sector between 1986 and 1997 for Outreach, Contact Community Care Group and as chief executive of the Manchester Jewish Federation

He became a councillor in Bury at the age of 23, was made chief executive of a social care charity at 25
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/18/ivan-lewis-announces-greater-manchester-mayoral-bid


On companies house
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/L1rykaujEWeLlHdZxZBN3K2CbFc/appointments



He does list Affordable housing on his 6 things article on the MEN page.

“We must use our new powers to support a major house building programme with a focus on affordable homes.

“Vitally, though, we should be investing in renewing those neighbourhoods where long term decline has left a legacy of streets of empty homes and a poor environment for people to live and thrive in.”

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AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) is basically another tier of government offering jobs for the boys and the same tired, old faces. A northern version of the Eton boys club.

Last time round the mayoral election struggled turnout - people just not interested in having more politicians being able to dump on them.

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AGMA (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) is basically another tier of government offering jobs for the boys and the same tired, old faces. A northern version of the Eton boys club.

Last time round the mayoral election struggled turnout - people just not interested in having more politicians being able to dump on them.

A series of mayoral referendums were held on 3 May 2012 in England's 11 largest cities to determine whether or not to introduce directly-elected mayors to provide political leadership, replacing their current council leaders, who are elected by the local council.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_mayoral_referendums,_2012

Manchester Mayoral referendum 2012

Choice Votes %

Referendum failed No 48,593 53.2

Yes 42,677 46.8

Total votes 91,270 100.00

Manchester voted no for a directly elected mayor and they never asked the rest of us.

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Not quite true, Salford got asked a bit before that and they said yes. And the thing being voted on wasn't the same thing as we're getting now: Manchester and Salford were voting on directly elected mayors of Manchester and Salford, not Greater Manchester. Nobody at all in Greater Manchester has cast a vote on this specific issue yet.

I watch with interest but not sold on any prospective candidate.

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