Your Labour Councillors are working to build our city’s economic recovery. Too many residents have lost jobs and more are at risk. The government’s one-size-fits-all approach is not helping the businesses and people who need it most.
At the end of last year, the Council released an economic recovery plan for our city in partnership with local businesses and key institutions. This plan is crucial; the Council’s Economy Scrutiny committee, where you are represented by Cllr Marcus Johns, had discussed this plan in detail and heard in December how estimates for unemployment among people living in the city centre had risen by 480% during the pandemic.
Manchester Labour’s plan to power our city’s recovery will create new jobs and a greener, fairer economy. Our plan includes training for 12,000 people and investing in over 50 large job-creation projects like retrofitting homes for energy efficiency.
It also includes game changing plans for 50 projects worth nearly £800 million, including creating jobs through investment in city centre public spaces, in more environtmentally-friendly travel, and in innovation in science, health, and technology.
City centre residents cannot afford Boris Johnson to fail with our economy. Your Labour Council is working hard and Labour is fighting nationally to protect jobs, create jobs, and back businesses.
City Centre Labour Councillors support these plans. Marcus Johns said: “People are worried about jobs, unemployment and our economy. With my professional expertise in economics, I’m supporting the Council’s plan to save jobs, protect incomes and fight for our future.”
Our city is resilient and our economy is ready to recover, but we will need support from Government. The plan contains a number of asks for Government investment in these projects that will create jobs and support Manchester people in the years to come. Find out more here.