Category Archives: Sir Richard Leese

Open letter to the Labour Party concerning Mary Murphy

Dear Sir/Madam re: behaviour of Cllr Mary Murphy (Hulme ward) I am writing to you about the behaviour of one of the elected members of the Labour Party. As you will be aware, Mary Murphy circulated an article from “Manchester … Continue reading

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Another Talking Shop Bites the Dust?

And so the organisation formerly known as the North West Regional Assembly – ‘4NW’ – has been read its last rites by the Coalition, and will grace the headlines no more. Which is sort of the point isnt it? It … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council’s first post-election meeting

For anyone who has been observing Manchester City Council’s slow slide back into ‘business as usual’ on climate change, it will come as no surprise that there was no mention of the subject in today’s full Council meeting. The job … Continue reading

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MCFly 46- "Aerial Dogfight"

Council Leader Sir Richard Leese has refused to rule out a third runway at Manchester Airport. Green Party activists wrote an open letter (see MCFly 44) that included a specific question: “When the current agreement not to construct a new … Continue reading

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MCFly interview: Sharland on Copenhagen

Hi all, well, Copenhagen is done and dusted (at last). You can see various updates and analysis at http://www.climateslamdown.wordpress.com I’d particularly recommend MCFly cartoonist Marc Roberts’ “The Great Climate Let-Down” He posts regularly also at http://www.throbgoblins.blogspot.com Richard Sharland, the City … Continue reading

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Richard Leese at the GMex

Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, was at the Copenhagen Rally to launch Manchester’s Climate Action Plan “Manchester. A Certain Future.” As well as telling Ed Miliband, Minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change that we need … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end?

Ed Miliband, your government’s climate change top bod, couldn’t resist the Churchill allusion. Asked by the chair of tonight’s huge public meeting for an inspirational summing up about Copenhagen (which happens to be the subject of a pretty cool cartoon … Continue reading

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From words to action (plans)

This is a LONG blog post, so here is the take home: Manchester City Council hosted a surprisingly “open” meeting that seems to have generated a lot of good ideas (more on that later!) and left people with a sense … Continue reading

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MCFly 34- "Reasons our Children will hate us #94"

“Writing this at 5am on my Blackberry on the way to a meeting with Kingfisher Airways in Mumbai. Been here since Tuesday promoting Manchester in an economy growing at over 6%, the effect of the global slowdown being to reduce … Continue reading

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Ecocities launch

Ecocities launch Very much a game of two halves First half we have speeches from Professor Alan Gilbert, President of the University of Manchester After a few not-so-gentle digs at Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat”, Prof Gilbert warmed (ho … Continue reading

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