19 October 2016
Deyika Nzeribe, our Green Party candidate has launched his campaign for the 2017 Mayoral Election for Greater Manchester.
A father of three and long time green community activist from Hulme, Deyika pledged to challenge the intolerable democratic deficit of George Osborne's Northern Power House Agreement.
Deyika said: "Although this version of devolution is definitely flawed, it does present an opportunity to address and influence some of the major issues facing Greater Manchester. These are, primarily, its development going forward, the widespread deprivation, and it's the chance for some real, practical action to address climate change issues. With some thought and progressive action, we should be able to regenerate Greater Manchester in such a way as to provide meaningful jobs whilst addressing our environmental and our health concerns."
Deyika has not only a sound track record as a green activist, local ward candidate and ex-chair of Manchester Green Party, he also has a super team behind him with active members from all 10 Green Parties right across Greater Manchester, from Bury to Wigan, Bolton, Rochdale, Tameside, Trafford, Stockport, Oldham and Salford !
One of these, Stockport Green Party activist Gordon Combe commented: "Deyika is a fantastic candidate who is passionate about representing all parts of Greater Manchester. We are enthusiastic about our practical and progressive Green policies. As Mayor Deyika will be a vital Green voice in this new era of devolution."
Deyika was supported at the launch by co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley and joined by Tom Crone, Liverpool Green Party Mayoral candidate.