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MANCHESTER GORTON

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:

Fallowfield

Gorton & Abbey Hey

Levenshulme

Longsight

Rusholme

Whalley Range.

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

News

  • Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Mar 28, 2019
    By Iain Donaldson

    Manchester Liberal Democrats environment spokesperson, Dr Jackie Pearcey, has welcomed moves today led by Liberal Democrats MP Wera Hobhouse calling for an end to fracking because of its adverse impact on the environment and its incompatibility with tackling the climate crisis.

    After gaining her PhD Jackie Pearcey took part in a project to work out what would happen with long-term nuclear waste repositories under various points in the North of England and told us that "The problem was that the ground water would always get in and would always get up to the surface. Fracking will contaminate the groundwater and this will get to the surface."

  • Iain Donaldson (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Jan 30, 2019


    Graham Stringer last night voted with Theresa May's government to prevent parliament from taking steps to prevent a no-deal Brexit by extending the article 50 negotiating period in order to agree an alternative deal with the EU. The former Manchester City Council Leaser joined with other veteran Eurosceptics Kate Hoey, and Dennis Skinner and 11 other Labour MP's in voting down Yvette Cooper's amendment by 321 votes to 298.

  • Page: Dec 28, 2018

    MANCHESTER GORTON

    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:

    Fallowfield

    Gorton & Abbey Hey

    Levenshulme

    Longsight

    Rusholme

    Whalley Range.

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

  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Sep 11, 2018

    Commenting on the National Audit Office report into the sustainability of police forces in England and Wales Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Manchester Gorton, Jackie Pearcey, told Focus "The fact the NAO is now reporting constables are finding it difficult to deliver an effective service is yet another shocking indictment of the government's failure to support our police."

  • Kobe Bibbon (Kobe Bibbon)
    Page: Sep 1, 2018

    Longsight Ward

    Local Campaigner Kobe Bibbon

    Kobe Bibbon is the youngest Liberal Democrat team leader in Manchester this year. LGBT+ and from a BAME background, Kobe hs lived in our wonderful city his whole life!

    Kobe first got involved with politics at the age of 15 when campaigning on the streets of Manchester for a remain vote during the EU referendum, he told Focus "I joined the Liberal Democrat's not just because of their strong track record on equality but because they truly are the party that care about the people of Manchester. I know from personal experience that Labour simply can not deliver equality to the people of Manchester. As a gay man myself, I know the struggles that other young LGBT people face within our society and I want to make this city the best place that it can be to make them feel safe and secure with who they are."

  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Aug 22, 2018

    Policing in Greater Manchester in in crisis; the office of Mayor is politically impotent and now taking the blame for the Conservative government's cuts.

    Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Crime and Disorder, Jackie Pearcey, told Focus "City Mayors were introduced to allay calls for regional devolution, but what they are turning out to be is the Aunt Sallies of modern Britain taking all the criticism when things go wrong but with no power to raise funds or change laws."

  • G&A Jackie Header (By Iain Donaldson)
    Page: Aug 18, 2018

    Local Campaigner Jackie Pearcey

    Jackie Pearcey was a founder members of the Gorton and Abbey Hey Liberal Democrats in 1988, and has worked tirelessly for our community for over the past 31 years both as a citizen of Manchester and as a Manchester City Councillor representing the area for 21 years.

    Jackie Pearcey has a strong record of campaigning hard on issues that affect our community, and has helped thousands of local residents with individual casework over the years.

  • Iain backing Remain (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Aug 14, 2018

    A robust poll conducted by the Guardian Newspaper shows that Manchester voters would reject Brexit in even greater numbers today than when the referendum took place in 2016.

    The poll shows that the remain vote:

    • In Manchester Withington support for remain has increased from 73.7% to 77.4%, the strongest in the North West.
    • In Manchester Central support for remain has increased from 63.3% to 68.4%;
    • in Manchester Gorton support for remain has increased from 62.1% to 68%;
    • In Wythenshawe and Sale East support for remain has increased from 50.1% to 58.1%; and, most significantly,
    • In Blackley and Broughton which narrowly voted leave at the referendum, support for remain has increased from 48.7% to 59% Remain.
  • Liberal Democrats at Manchester Pride (By Iain Donaldson)
    Article: Aug 13, 2018


    Shock news that 2018 may be the last year that Manchester's Gay Village will host the main stage of Manchester's world-famous Pride festival has been greeted with anger by the City's LGBT+ communities.

    Unfortunately, such a devastating move has been inevitable since Manchester Labour Councillors voted through the Portland Street Planning Framework and gave permission to build hotels and towers on the space used by Pride and other Village events.

  • Dr Jackie Pearcey
    Article: Aug 12, 2018


    Local residents in Gorton are reeling from the announcement that they are to lose their last remaining High Street bank as the Royal Bank of Scotland closes its branch in Gorton District Centre this November.

    Whilst basic banking services such as paying in cheques and other money or cash withdrawals will still be possible at WH Smiths' Post Office on Wellington Street, anything that requires being face to face with a banker will now require a trip into the city centre, which by bus equates to an £8 charge for every visit.

Parliamentary Candidate

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