After a week that saw Keir Starmer’s Labour tank in the local elections, Grace speaks to two brilliant local leaders who managed to defy the downturn.
Matthew Brown is leader of Preston City Council and the driving force behind the Preston Model, as well as the co-author of Paint Your Town Red, which you can buy now from Repeater Books (https://repeaterbooks.com/product/paint-your-town-red-how-preston-took-back-control-and-your-town-can-too/). Paul Dennett is the city-mayor of Salford (https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/01/sensible-socialism-the-salford-model), and a frequent contributor to Tribune, including a recent piece (https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/05/why-socialist-salford-bucked-the-trend) on why socialist Salford bucked the trend in the elections.
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