TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Sir Richard Leese’

  George Osborne was in New York this week apparently. However, his ghost haunted the UK Northern Powerhouse (NP) conference with some suggesting that without him as Chancellor the NP project was doomed. Well the formidable Lord Kerslake had the answer to that as he challenged business and local politicians to step forward to head [read more…]


  IN GIANT’S FOOTSTEPS. How does Manchester Council avoid the “Alex Ferguson” problem in finding a successor to the retiring Chief Executive, Sir Howard Bernstein? You know the problem, Brown after Blair and Moyes after Ferguson. Bernstein has worked for the local authority for 45 years and for the last 18 years has been Chief [read more…]


  IVAN LEWIS SHOWS WINNING MENTALITY. The bust up within the Greater Manchester Labour Party over who should be their candidate for elected mayor shows no sign of abating. Last week Manchester Council leader Sir Richard Leese opined that Bury South MP Ivan Lewis’ twenty years in parliament didn’t qualify him for a job requiring [read more…]


  For most of his twenty years as Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese has avoided personal attacks in favour of a sometimes dull concentration on making Manchester the city it is today. He was never my go to person for a juicy quote or a bit of inside gossip. So it is [read more…]


  An almighty shot has been fired across the bows of Lord O’Neill of Gatley ahead of a major business conference on The Northern Powerhouse (TNP) next week. Jim O’Neill as he’s better known up here is now a Treasury Minister on the back of writing a highly influential report identifying cities rather than regions [read more…]