Everyone should feel comfortable to have a Covid-19 vaccine. LGBT Foundation and the LGBTQ+ Advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester are running a survey to hear LGBT people's thoughts on the vaccine. Responding takes under 5 minutes! 🏳️⚧🏳️🌈
People mixing at Christmas after confused messaging from Government is partly to blame for the growing pressure on Greater Manchester's hospitals, says the area's Mayor, Andy Burnham. He was speaking to @BBCRadioManc earlier:
The Government needs to provide help for the three million excluded from financial support - it is "basic fairness and humanity," says Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham. @ShelaghFogarty | @AndyBurnhamGM
"Let's have national arrangements at this moment in time" Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the Tier system "confuses people" and calls for "national arrangements through January" Read the latest here:
"If they plough on on their current path, I think we'll have a chaotic start to term tomorrow" Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says "it should be decided locally" if schools open tomorrow. Read the latest here:
"To accept any further restrictions... would be certain to increase levels of poverty, homelessness and hardship" Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says the people most affected by a Tier 3 lockdown are those "too often forgotten by those in power"
"This is not right they should not be doing this. Grinding people down, trying to accept the least they can get away with." Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham responds after finding out live on camera that the government has offered £22m in support for going into Tier 3.
“I think they’ve been treating the north with contempt.” Mayor of Greater Manchester @AndyBurnhamGM tells @lewis_goodall “the north is fed up of being pushed around” by the government and “people’s lives are on the line” 👇 #Newsnight
'It's wrong to place some of the poorest parts of England in a punishing lockdown without proper support' Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the government's plans to put Manchester in a Tier 3 #COVID19 lockdown is "flawed and unfair".
“They are willing to sacrifice jobs and businesses here to save them elsewhere” Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says regions in the north “are being set up as the canaries in the coal mine for an experimental regional lockdown strategy” and “it won’t work”
“We have unanimously opposed the government’s plans for Tier 3,” says Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham "They are asking us to gamble our residents’ jobs, homes and businesses... on a strategy their own experts tell them might not work”
A massive congratulations to @BurnhamForMayor – our new Metro Mayor for Greater Manchester. Share the news ↓