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Local Area

The constituency of Manchester Gorton is located to the South East of the City Centre and comprises the six City of Manchester wards of:


Gorton & Abbey Hey




Whalley Range.

This is an mainly urban seat, with many small parks and also contains a rich social and cultural heritage,


  • Jackie Pearcey at the Hyde Road Bridge to be demolished in the road widening. (By Charles Turner)
    Article: Feb 3, 2020
    By Iain Donaldson

    Jackie Pearcey has hit out at the traffic chaos which is likely to be caused in Gorton for months due to the Hyde Road widening scheme.

    Jackie said "This will cause months of misery for people using Hyde Road. The Council doesn't seem to have any sort of plan for events such as football matches at the Etihad Stadium. Gorton will be gridlocked."

  • Jackie at the new houses fronting Hyde Road. (By Charles Turner)
    Article: Feb 3, 2020
    By Iain Donaldson

    Hyde Road is already one of the most polluted roads in Manchester, yet the Council is trying to create even more traffic along Hyde Road with the widening scheme.

    Local Campaigner Jackie Pearcey explained "last year, I monitored the pollution levels outside my home, about 100 yards from Hyde Road. Most days, the pollution levels were far higher than safe levels. Nearer to Hyde Road, the air is even worse. We need green barriers to make the air that we are breathing safe."

  • Jacke Pearcey with rubbish she has reported. (By Charles Turner)
    Article: Feb 3, 2020
    By Iain Donaldson

    Jackie is pictured with more rubbish that she has reported from around Gorton. Fly tipping is rife in the area and the charges for collection mean that rubbish is being dumped anywhere, any time.

    Jackie told Focus "This Labour Council spends millions on vanity projects like tarting up the town hall and building performing arts centres, but it just isn't getting the basics right.

  • The 2019 Results in Gorton and Abbey Hey (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Feb 3, 2020
    By Iain Donaldson

    In 2019 Jackie closed the gap on Labour in Gorton and Abbey Hey by 473 votes, putting her in a clear second place in a seat that Labour has started to take for granted again.

    Gorton and Abbey Hey is ignored by a council where one more Labour voice added to a chorus of 92 Labour councillors makes no difference at all.

  • Jackie Pearcey is having to report fly tipping across Gorton and Abbey Hey despite Labour claims to be tackling the problem. (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Apr 16, 2019
    By Iain Donaldson

    With the bins lottery that has been created by Manchester's Labour bosses in which one item in the wrong bin can result in rubbish not being collected, the communal bins are always overflowing and the small bins are simply not able to cope with household waste we need a Councillor who will call out Labour's incompetent refuse service.

    Labour claim that they are tackling fly-tipping in the area, but the simple truth is that their mismanagement of our refuse collection is the cause of the problem, not the solution to it.

    If Labour are tackling the problem of fly tipping in Gorton, why then is Jackie Pearcey having to report so much of it?

    We need a local councilor who will challenge the ongoing failure of Manchester's Labour bosses to tackle the refuse collection sytem, not another Labour Councillor making vague promisies and achieving nothing.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2019
    By Iain Donaldson

    Manchester's Labour bosses continue to cry poverty and blame all their woes on Conservative Government cuts whilst spending:

    ● £ 300 million on Town Hall renovations
    ● £ 112 million on a new performing arts centre;
    ● £ 2 million a year to pay for the Urbis Centre

    It's time to end Labour's monopoly on in the town hall.

  • Tree near Tescos (by Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Apr 16, 2019
    By Iain Donaldson


    Tree lichens thrive under certain conditions; for this yellow lichen the best conditions are the noxious fumes emitted by diesel engines, nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

    Studies indicate that long-term exposure to NO2 levels currently observed in Europe may decrease lung function and increase the risk of respiratory symptoms such as acute bronchitis and cough and phlegm, particularly in children.
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) states: "In general, individuals with asthma are expected to be more responsive to short-term exposure to inhaled agents, when compared to individuals without asthma."
    Jackie Pearcey told Focus, "We need action on Diesel now to protect children from the chronic illnesses that breathing in this poisonous atmosphere can cause. It is time for action on the environment!"

  • A Bus at a stop in Gorton (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Apr 16, 2019
    By Iain Donaldson

    Manchester is losing out thanks to Labour's poor management of our transport systems and the failure of successive Conservative and Labour Governments to invest in Northern Transport systems.
    Hybrid busses should now be running on all our bus routes, we should have an integrated bus tram and rail ticketing system and our public transport network should be properly integrated.
    If the North had had our fair share of funding for the last 5 years we would be half way to the total electrification of our rail network.
    Jackie Pearcey stated "Manchester deserves a first class transport network, not the second rate system being delivered by Labour."
    "Labour will of course blame Government cuts for the problems in our transport network, and in part they are right, the North gets much less investment per capita in transport than London, but surely the routes we do have could be better managed and planned."
    Liberal Democrats are committed to providing smart and strategic investment in our transport system. Using funds that are available to the Council we will build a transport network that meets the city's needs.
    Jackie added "Some of the £50 million Manchester Airport dividends could be used to establish a SmartTransport Development Fund dedicated to offsetting heavy carbon transport."
    We will invest in dedicated cycle highways giving riders somewhere safe to use, making routes clearer and more direct across the city - not just in and out of the centre.
    We believe the Airport Dividend should be used to make Manchester the greenest city in the UK, putting the return on the investment back into fighting air pollution in our city.

  • Jackie at Vine Street Cutting (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Apr 16, 2019
    By Iain Donaldson

    This council is directly responsible for the lack of affordable housing in Manchester. Liberal Democrats demand affordable homes and an end to homelessness in Manchester.

    We will rewrite Manchester's housing policy from the bottom up.

    Manchester's Labour bosses have failed to enforce the building of affordable homes in the city for years. Instead many new build houses are sold for private landlords to rent.
    Local recreational land such as the red rec and Godfrey Ermen is constantly under threat of development for new housing unsuitable for local needs.
    Liberal Democrats demand that every housing development provides at least 20% affordable homes, and that affordable accommodation is available for young people to help the transition to adulthood so that they know that their council is looking out for them.

  • Potholes in Roads (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Apr 16, 2019
    By Iain Donaldson

    Last year the Council received £100 million for road improvements from the Government, but under spent by a quarter despite our roads being in the worst condition for decades. That isn't cuts, it's incompetence.
    Jackie Pearcey confirmed "Liberal Democrats will follow up on all resurfacing works and make sure that you are informed throughout the process. We will not let the Council get away with delaying work or under spending budgets, and we won't rest until our roads are safe for all commuters and pedestrians alike."
    The Liberal Democrats are also proposing that the Council should introduce:

Parliamentary Candidate

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Manchester Gorton Consituency is local campaigner Dr Jackie Pearcey.