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Manchester Central Parliamentary Constituency

John Bridges for Manchester Central

JB at Johns Gardens

John is standing up to ensure more high quality green space

John is standing to Stop Brexit

John is standing up for the rights of our EU citizens

John is standing to take urgent action on decarbonisation

John is standing to raise your issues in Westminster

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The constituency of Manchester Central comprises the wards listed below:

Who is John Bridges?

In Manchester Central - one of Britain's most remain voting seats - John is standing up for the two thirds of residents who voted to remain in Europe. In a metropolitan city like Manchester, with our society and economy reliant on the EU, Brexit will cause immeasurable harm. John is the strongest anti-Brexit voice locally, and is standing up for Manchester's values in doing so.

A veteran equalities campaigner, John spoke against Section 28 in front of 20,000 gathered at Albert Square. He helped set up City's LGBT+ supporters group, and chaired Manchester's only LGBT+ football club for many years. John personifies Manchester's open, tolerant, liberal values. That's why he's always put communities across Manchester Central first. A seven term City Councillor, John chaired committees focused on bringing anti-social behaviour down, and was the chair of school governors at a primary school. He keenly understands issues that affect residents - on schools, on crime, and on holding local representatives to account, John puts people first.

Whether it be working at New Smithfield fish market, delivering letters as a postie, or using his season ticket at the Etihad, John is a stalwart of the city. His experiences are why he's been a strong voice for our communities for so long.

Putting people first means planning for Manchester in the long-term. As a leading figure in the campaign against the climate emergency, and against the illegal levels of air pollution across the City Centre, green solutions are at the heart of John's ethos for the city.

John Bridges was born and raised in Hertfordshire. His father was an RAF squadron leader, and mother an artist. After attending the local comprehensive, he went to university in Manchester, where he's lived for 40 years. In that time, he's experienced all walks of city life. Today, John lives on Princess Street, in the beating heart of the City Centre. In his day job he helps hardworking local councillors do their job across Britain. As the next MP for Manchester Central, he wants to stand up for people from all walks of life.

Why should I vote for John Bridges on 12th December?


John Bridges passionately believes that Britain is stronger in the European Union. The Conservatives have made an absolute mess of Brexit. It has become a national embarrassment. Labour are enabling this crisis to continue. The best way to protect jobs and vital public services is to stop Brexit.


The climate emergency is an existential threat. Manchester has lethal and illegal levels of air pollution and it's damaging too many lives.

The Liberal Democrats will crack down on air pollution and invest in renewable energy, creating green jobs across the UK. This is a global emergency. We will work in the EU to lead on this emergency and protect our planet.


The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. When people turn for help, too often help is not there.

The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a clear plan for the NHS and social care. Under our plan, the health and care services will be there for you and your loved ones when they need it, and won't have to stretch budgets to breaking point. Let's use the £50bn bonus we get from staying in the EU to invest in our public services.