Days in office 1121 Elected on May 4, 2017
Took office on May 5, 2017
Not started 74 of 84 88%
In progress 3 of 84 4%
Achieved 7 of 84 8%
Broken 0 of 84 0%
On the 4th May 2017, Andy Burnham was elected the first mayor of Greater Manchester. His powers include control over transport, housing and police budgets. BurnhamMeter tracks his performance in implementing his campaign pledges.
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Not started Early years Ask all public bodies in Greater Manchester to sign a specific undertaking to collaborate to improve levels of “school-readiness”. Start the discussion!
Not started Early years Raise awareness of the importance of children’s oral health, promoting new schemes in nurseries and schools and aiming to reduce the number of child tooth extractions – which cost the NHS millions every year. Start the discussion!
Not started School years Call for the introduction of a Greater Manchester Schools Commissioner to work to drive up standards across the whole of the City-Region. Start the discussion!
Not started School years Fight for a fair funding deal for Greater Manchester’s schools and strongly oppose any new funding formula that seeks to move money out of schools here. Start the discussion!
Not started School years Introduce a new general principle in Greater Manchester that no child here who needs mental health support will be turned away or forced to wait long periods to access the support they need. Start the discussion!
Not started School years Work with schools to establish a Greater Manchester “Curriculum for Life”, developing a service that can provide independent, high-quality life advice for young people. Start the discussion!
Not started Teenage years Deliver a revolution in technical education, and develop a UCAS-style application system for all apprenticeships in Greater Manchester. Start the discussion!
Achieved Teenage years Give all 16-18 year olds in Greater Manchester a free bus pass, initially introducing half-price travel for 16-18 year olds on buses and extending to Metrolink "as soon as possible". Start the discussion!
Not started Teenage years Give all young people in the care of CAMHS services across Greater Manchester the ability to set their own date of transition. Start the discussion!
In progress Teenage years Look at retaining an NHS Bursary and introducing a new system of support for anyone who graduates from a Greater Manchester university in a clinical course, whereby help with student loan repayments will be given in every year that they commit to working in Greater Manchester’s NHS. Start the discussion!
Not started Teenage years Task the Youth Combined Authority with scoping the development of an “Opportunity Pass” across Greater Manchester. Start the discussion!
Not started Teenage years Work with businesses and colleges to develop a new supported route for young people who wish to start their own business. Alongside that, consider a new capital challenge scheme to build new business start-up units, including in the grounds of schools. Start the discussion!
Not started Teenage years Work with councils to see if a policy can be made standard across Greater Manchester whereby young people leaving care are freed from liability for council tax until they are 21. Start the discussion!
Not started Teenage years Work with NHS Trusts, universities and colleges across Greater Manchester to develop new pathways into Greater Manchester’s NHS for young people and develop new incentives for them to commit to it. Start the discussion!
Not started Establish a gender-balanced Youth Combined Authority, representative of all the Boroughs of Greater Manchester and reflecting its full diversity, to meet at least twice a year with the Mayor Start the discussion!
Not started Call for the Apprenticeship Levy to be placed under the direction of the Mayor and allow for it to be developed into a Skills Levy. Start the discussion!
Not started Develop a Good GM Employers’ Charter – setting out the basic standards and actions expected of good businesses – such as addressing the pay gap between men and women, encouraging flexible working, recognising trades unions and ending the use of enforced zero-hours contracts. Start the discussion!
Not started Develop a new digital infrastructure plan and deliver super-fast broadband connectivity across the whole of Greater Manchester. Start the discussion!
Not started Develop a powerful new campaign calling on the Government to bring forward plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail – connecting Manchester with Liverpool, Leeds and beyond - and call for HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail to be built as one single, integrated scheme Start the discussion!
Not started Establish a Mayor’s Business Advisory Panel, with a revolving and representative membership, to work closely with the Local Enterprise Partnership to provide guidance on policies and insight on future challenges. Start the discussion!
Achieved Hold a Mayor’s Digital and Tech Summit within the first year of the election. Start the discussion!
Not started Look at expanding public Wi-Fi provision in the city-centre and all the main towns of Greater Manchester. Start the discussion!
Not started Make the Mayor’s office a Living Wage Employer and minimise use of agency staff and zero-hours contracts. Start the discussion!
Not started Work with colleges and employers to develop a new 14+ strategy for skills in Greater Manchester, including adult learning, re-training and workforce development. Start the discussion!
In progress Host a Mayor’s Green Summit to declare a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon-neutrality. Start the discussion!
Not started Introduce a new Clean Air Action Plan for Greater Manchester. Start the discussion!
Not started Propose a presumption of a ban on fracking across our city-region. Start the discussion!
In progress Support City of Trees to establish a City Forest Park and back the plan to plant three million trees. Start the discussion!
Not started Develop a new partnership scheme, working with local councils, to take tough action against private landlords who fail to maintain properties to basic health and safety standards or who allow seriously anti-social or criminal behaviour to take place inside them. Start the discussion!
Not started Introduce a GM-wide voluntary registration scheme for private landlords in Greater Manchester, with a clear standard that they are pledged to meet. Start the discussion!
Not started Refocus the Greater Manchester Housing Fund, with the explicit aim of solving the housing crisis and building affordable homes; renegotiate the terms of the fund so that it can be used to help councils and housing associations build more council homes and social housing. Start the discussion!
Not started Require a radical re-write of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework to produce a plan which provides solutions to the housing crisis, manages traffic congestion, raises our ambitions for jobs and maximises the “liveability” of Great Manchester. Start the discussion!
Not started Work with housing providers to establish a new GM-wide Rent-to-Own scheme that will be particularly focused on people under-30 to help them on to the housing ladder, focusing Rent-to-Own schemes on town centres. Start the discussion!
Achieved Appoint an Active Travel Commissioner for Greater Manchester and ask them to report back to the Mayor on a regular basis. Start the discussion!
Achieved Introduce an integrated ticketing system on all forms of public transport. Start the discussion!
Achieved Launch a bike-hire scheme. Start the discussion!
Not started Make the bus services more affordable, more reliable and more accessible to disabled people and families with pushchairs. Start the discussion!
Not started Publish a new plan to tackle congestion and commission an urgent review of the condition and configuration of our busiest roads, working with businesses, road users and Transport for Greater Manchester to see what quick changes can be made to improve traffic flows. Start the discussion!
Not started Put forward a plan to modernise local train stations, making them more accessible, linked to other forms of public transport, and work with local businesses to make better use of empty waiting rooms. Start the discussion!
Not started Reinvest the profits from Metrolink towards expanding the network, and develop new high-quality transport links with a particular focus on radial routes across boroughs. Start the discussion!
Not started Require bus operators to provide accessible information on their services, including audio announcements and visible media. Start the discussion!
Not started Work with Rail North to replace outdated trains, increase capacity and help deliver new services, such as a fast Northern Connect service between Manchester and Liverpool. Start the discussion!
Not started Devolution Call on the Government to go further and deliver other powers over crucial areas such as education, as well as further devolution of the Department of Work and Pensions budget. Start the discussion!
Not started Devolution Develop new mechanisms to help people hold the Mayor to account and commit to holding at least one Mayoral Question Time in each borough every year. Start the discussion!
Not started Devolution Work with other parts of the North, including actively considering the idea of a Council of the North, and calling on the Government to establish a Brexit Committee of the Nations and Regions, with a seat for Metro Mayors, to guard against the risks of a London-centric Brexit. Start the discussion!
Not started Homelessness Establish a new Homelessness Action Network led by Ivan Lewis MP and Councillor Beth Knowles bringing together charities, businesses and faith groups and any individuals who wish to make a contribution in this area, with the goal of eradicating rough-sleeping in Greater Manchester by 2020. Start the discussion!
Achieved Homelessness Support the Homelessness Action Network with a new Mayor’s Homelessness Fund. Start the discussion!
Not started Inclusivity and diversity Back the LGBT community by supporting and attending events such as Pride and Sparkle, and encouraging Pride events in all boroughs and towns. Start the discussion!
Not started Inclusivity and diversity Commit to a gender-balanced Combined Authority and agree a plan with member councils as to the best way of achieving it. Start the discussion!
Not started Inclusivity and diversity Ensure the Police and Fire Service is representative of all diverse communities. Start the discussion!
Not started Inclusivity and diversity Establish a GM-wide Fairness Commission to develop more detailed plans to tackle inequalities across our city region. Start the discussion!
Not started Inclusivity and diversity Make Greater Manchester Autism-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly and establish a network of interested individuals and organisations, such as Autistic Wigan, who want to drive real change in this area. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Build a “heart-safe” Greater Manchester by establishing an open public register of all defibrillators so that, if someone calls 999 in the event of a cardiac arrest, they can be immediately directed to the nearest. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Build on the successful Reclaim the Night initiative, encouraging all boroughs in Greater Manchester to follow Bury’s lead and secure Purple Flag status for the night-time economy. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Encourage the placing of defibrillators in major public places. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Ensure that the police and firefighters are representative of Greater Manchester’s diverse population – encouraging more women, and more people from under-represented communities to consider training as police or firefighters. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Have a zero-tolerance approach to hate-crime and clearly communicate it across Greater Manchester on public transport and in other locations. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Make Greater Manchester Police digitally accessible by 2020 and improve data sharing across public services so that they work more effectively to tackle and prevent crime. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Prioritise a greater staffing presence on public transport in the evenings to reassure passengers. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Protect the police force against cuts, recruit more police officers, and protect neighbourhood policing teams from any further reduction in numbers. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Provide new opportunities for young people to join the police and support the expansion of the cadet and apprenticeship schemes in Greater Manchester Police. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Put in place a plan to reduce violence against women and girls. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Set up a review of the 112 service with a view to significantly improving it Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Strengthen the openness and effectiveness of the police complaints system, ensuring that malpractice is dealt with robustly, and complaints are responded to in a timely and sensitive manner. Start the discussion!
Not started Safety and security Support firefighters to continue delivering, and building upon the work they are doing to assist the ambulance service, whilst at the same time maintaining acceptable levels of emergency response cover in all communities, including for flooding incidents. Start the discussion!
Not started Health Ask Greater Sport to coordinate efforts to deliver an ambitious physical activity target and report directly on progress to the Mayor’s office. Start the discussion!
Not started Health Build a healthier society and reduce health inequalities by bringing together different public services from across Greater Manchester. Start the discussion!
Not started Health Make mental health a priority in Greater Manchester and ensure that parity of esteem between mental and physical health finally becomes a reality. Start the discussion!
Not started Health Support public awareness campaigns so that people know how to spot the signs and symptoms of cancer, and know when to go see their GP to get it checked out. Start the discussion!
Not started Bring social care staff into the NHS family, with proper training and support and more opportunities for career progression. Start the discussion!
Not started Build new homes which meet the Lifetime Homes Standard, and ensure that a greater proportion of all new-build homes are wheelchair accessible. Start the discussion!
Not started Champion unpaid family carers and work with the NHS and local councils to ensure they are identified and properly supported. Start the discussion!
Not started Demand a fair funding deal for Greater Manchester’s NHS and social care Start the discussion!
Not started Encourage more shops to open up their facilities to older people or families with a small child. Start the discussion!
Not started Give people a single point of contact for all their care needs. Start the discussion!
Not started Guarantee all existing travel concessions for older people, including free travel on all Metrolink trams after 9.30am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on public holidays. Start the discussion!
Not started Introduce a new social prescribing scheme across Greater Manchester, where GPs are able to offer patients a range of non-traditional support, working with voluntary organisations to deliver more counselling and help to get active. Start the discussion!
Not started Introduce in Greater Manchester the country’s first fully-integrated National Health and Care Service. Start the discussion!
Not started Look at giving women affected by the chaotic way the Government implemented its retirement-age changes help with travel costs. Start the discussion!
Achieved On the weekend of the 17-18 June, to mark the anniversary of Jo Cox’s death, host The Greater Manchester Get Together – a series of community events across Greater Manchester where neighbours and friends, young and old, can enjoy being together and celebrate what they have in common. Start the discussion!
Not started Require care workers to be paid the living wage and end the business models that rely on exploitative zero-hours contracts. Start the discussion!
Not started Trial new ideas for combating isolation in the city-region, working with the Jo Cox Foundation, and support voluntary and community organisations to promote befriending services. Start the discussion!
Not started Work to tackle age discrimination in the work-place and work with businesses to help them upskill and recruit older people. Start the discussion!
Not started Work with voluntary organisations to create a new volunteering scheme for older people across the whole of Greater Manchester, focusing on school-readiness, mentoring and ESOL for new arrivals. Start the discussion!