Councillor Jon-Connor Lyons and Cllr Sue Murphy holding Boris Johnson to account
Councillor Jon-Connor Lyons and Cllr Sue Murphy holding Boris Johnson to account

Cllr Jon-Connor Lyons and the Lead Member for Homelessness in Manchester wrote to Boris Johnson inviting him to Manchester. 

Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have won 365 seats in the House of Commons, giving them the clear ability to pass national legislation and deliver their Manifesto.

Cllr Jon-Connor Lyons has written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to invite him to Manchester to discuss his plans to end Rough Sleeping by 2024, as stated in his Manifesto.

Cllr Jon-Connor Lyons said “The Government must restore trust in politics by delivering on it’s commitment to end homelessness by 2024. I’m incredibly keen to hear what Boris Johnson has to say about the levels of homelessness in cities like Manchester and how he plans to address the homelessness crisis”.

In Manchester, Mayor Andy Burnham has launched ‘A Bed For Every Night’ for the second year in a row. This has created over 400 bed spaces with provision for women only spaces, for those with addictions and mental health problems and for those with animals. This has led to a 26% drop in rough sleeping as being record in Greater Manchester, but we still need national action.

Cllr Jon-Connor Lyons said “It’s important we have short term relief, but in order to address this crisis we need homes built that everyone can afford, services funded to help people with addictions, mental health as a priority in our NHS  and a Government willing to do all of those things.”

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