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Mayor announces new portfolios for GMCA Leaders

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has unveiled the new portfolios which each Greater Manchester Combined Authority member will head up for the city-region.   

The GMCA is made up of 11 members, who are the leaders of the 10 Greater Manchester councils, the Mayor and also the Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Baroness Beverley Hughes.  Each leader is given a policy brief by the Mayor which they lead on for Greater Manchester.   

The Mayor also appoints an additional Deputy Mayor from amongst GMCA Leaders, a role Sir Richard Leese has fulfilled since 2017.  City Mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett will now become Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, following Sir Richard Leese stepping down as Leader of Manchester City Council.  Paul Dennett will retain his Housing, Homelessness & Infrastructure portfolio.  The new Leader of Manchester City Council, Cllr Bev Craig will take up the Education, Skills, Work & Apprenticeships and Digital portfolio.   

A full list of portfolios of GMCA members is below:  

Portfolio  Member
Policy & Reform, Transport  Andy Burnham (Mayor) 
Safe & Strong Communities (Police and Fire) Beverley Hughes (Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice)
Housing, Homelessness & Infrastructure Paul Dennett (Salford / Deputy Mayor) 
Culture  Martyn Cox (Bolton) 
Education Skills, Work & Apprenticeships, Digital Bev Craig (Manchester)
Green City Region & Waste Neil Emmott (Rochdale)
Resources & Investment David Molyneux (Wigan)
Young People Eamonn O'Brien (Bury)
Equalities, Inclusion & Cohesion Arooj Shah (Oldham)
Healthy Lives and Quality Care Brenda Warrington (Tameside)
Clean Air, Communities and Co-operatives Andrew Western (Trafford)
Economy & Business Elise Wilson (Stockport)

Article Published: 08/12/2021 11:40 AM