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Congestion charge debate in Didsbury November 13

Updated 21st October 2008

The South Manchester Reporter announced on Thursday that there will be a debate on the proposed Manchester congestion charge. It is to be hosted by Parrs Wood High School on November 13 at 7pm and is open to the general public where their questions will be accepted.

The reporter have invited representatives from both sides of the argument.

Rowena Burns, a Didsbury resident who is the chief operating officer of Bruntwood business services provider on the 'Yes' side.

Andrew Simpson, a director of property and transport company Peel Holdings will speak on behalf on the Greater Manchester Momentum Group on the 'No' side.

The debate will be chaired by Jim Hancock.

Further information:

More about the debate from the South Manchester Reporter

Congestion charge information on Wikipedia


The full panel will be:

Rowena Burns - United City

Simon Warburton - GMPTA

Faraz Bhatti - Conservative MP

Brian Canderland - Green Party

Andrew Simpson - GMMG

Lucy Powell - Labour

Simon Ashley - Liberal Democrats