Election special: Manchester’s property professionals attack vague and blustering party policies

EGTV’s Helen Roxburgh has been on the road this week polling property professionals around the country on what they’d like to see the political parties promise on regeneration and development. It’s not good news and many say pledges are “vague” and “blustering” (the full EGi story is here)

Here in the first of a series of videos Helen visits Manchester and finds despite little support for any party’s property pledges, professionals in Manchester thought their Labour-led city council had taken a proactive stance in promoting development. That’s interesting given the very public spat that’s erupted this week on the Manchester Evening News site when Ken Clarke claimed the Tories had transformed Manchester stating : 

“It was the Thatcher and Major governments that introduced Manchester to a global economy – not the city elders sighing about cotton.”

Cue 81 very angry comments. You can read the tiff in full here.

A video from Leeds, including the views of city council leader Andrew Carter, will be up early next week.

About Nadia Elghamry

Data Editor and deputy Regional Editor at Estates Gazette with more than 15 years experience in business journalism. I currently look after Property in Numbers and the month in numbers section of the magazine as well as drawing out stories from the numbers for every section of the magazine. As deputy regional features, working on the Focus features section of the magazine, hosting our receptions around the country and writing for the Focus blog.

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