An account of a short period (1984 - 1997) in the history of Manchester City Council, when a group of radical socialists attempted to change the nature of local government.
This chapter seems very relevant at a time when there has been recent referenda on whether to have directly elected mayors in major towns and cities. And the outcome of the referendum in Manchester was ‘No’.
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