Bev Craig is the leader of Manchester City Council, a job she describes on her Twitter biog as “running the best city in the world”.
She grew up on a council estate just outside Belfast, and it wasn’t the kind of place where you’d be expected to move away and go to university. But as you’ll hear - Bev’s not the kind of person to be pigeonholed. She got involved in politics at a young age, through getting involved in women’s and LGBTQ+ rights. Making sure that ALL people have places in which they feel safe and welcome, has been right at the core of her politics.
You’ll hear about Bev’s plans for housing in Manchester, her thoughts on the government’s current proposal for the HS2 integration into Manchester Piccadilly, and you’ll get an insight into Bev’s thoughts on the past few weeks of turmoil in Westminster.