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November 24, 2022 39 mins
“Get young people interested and believing they have a voice” 

This episode of We Built this City is all about the future of Greater Manchester.  Lisa Morton sat down with Councillor Garry Bridges and Manchester’s Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), to talk about what young people need for their future. Over the past 12 months, Manchester has responded with a game-changing programme – “Our Year” - a legacy initiative to address the long-term impact of Covid-19 lockdowns on our younger generations. Better engagement, more activities, opportunities for personal growth and platforms to form positive connections are at the heart of “Our Year” and will also be an integral part of Manchester’s move in 2023 to become a Unicef UK Child-Friendly city.

Manchester’s three MYPs Virginia Collins, Daanya Isa and Lois Adela tell Lisa what drove them to stand for the Manchester Youth Parliament, the changes they’re working towards and what they’ve learnt about themselves since being elected. In this alternative perspective on Manchester, you’ll hear what these young people want from and for the city region.  It’s more than fair to say that Manchester is in very good hands for the future.  


Your host, Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre.  From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture.

To celebrate the 26 years that Roland Dransfield has spent creating these bonds, Lisa is gathering together some of her Greater Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best place in the world.

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