The Greater Manchester Strategy commits to supporting ‘young people to engage positively in their communities’ and Bury Council Leader, Rishi Shori, holds this portfolio and works with children and young people across Greater Manchester, to ensure they start school ready to learn, to give them a voice and ensure all they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Following Rishi’s appointment, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: “Young people are at the heart of my plan for Greater Manchester and deserve a strong voice in the decisions that ultimately affect them. By appointing Rishi as the portfolio holder for Young People and Social Cohesion and raising this role to become part of my leadership team, I am inviting every young person to work with us to ensure they have the opportunities they need to get on in life".
Cllr Rishi Shori said: “For Greater Manchester to succeed we must invest in our young people and work together to ensure everyone can get a good education, decent job and enjoy the best quality of life. I’m looking forward to developing this new role and working with our young people to shape and build our city-region.”