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#MyVoteMatters hustings for the 2024 Greater Manchester mayoral election

My Vote My Voice’s first accessible hustings is taking place in Manchester. Disabled voters will have the chance to quiz the leading candidates about their priorities – what will they do to make voting more accessible?

What’s their plan for tackling health inequalities facing disabled people?

How can they deliver on the Greater Manchester Strategy’s vision for a more inclusive society?

This is your chance to find out!

Register your (free) place via Ticket Tailor.

We have invited the following candidates:

• Andy Burnham (Labour Party)

• Laura Evans (Conservative Party)

• Jake Austin (Liberal Democrats)

• Hannah Spencer (Green Party)


When: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Tuesday 9th April

Where: Main Hall, Friend’s Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS (view on Google Maps)




Time Event
11:00 Doors open
11:30 Registration begins
12:00 Chair formally opens the hustings
12:05 Opening statements from each of the four invited candidates
12:15 Questions from the Chair to candidates about their priorities
12:30 Q&A from audience members
13:00 Closing remarks from candidates
13:10 Chair closes the hustings
13:15 Networking and refreshments


If you have any particular accessibility requirements, please email us, and we will do our best to accommodate them.

All guests will receive name tags upon arrival at the registration desk.

A quiet space will be provided for guests to use at any point during the hustings. We will post more details as soon as the space is secured.

The Friends Meeting House is wheelchair accessible at street level, offers a lift to all floors, and has accessible toilets. A complete list of its facilities can be viewed on its website here.


Recording and photographs

The My Vote My Voice team will take videos and photos on the day to promote the hustings on social media and our promotional materials.

Local media have also been invited to cover the hustings and may ask to speak to guests about the event and their voting experiences. They may also bring cameras to record their coverage. You do not have to talk to journalists if you feel uncomfortable doing so.


Questions to the candidates 

Got a question you’d like to ask the candidates? Let us know, and we’ll put it to them! Email your question to by Monday 8th March.


Who we are

My Vote My Voice is a nationwide coalition of disability advocates, organisations, and charities campaigning to mobilise more autistic people and people with learning disabilities to register to vote and cast their ballots at the next general election.

Event Details

Location Friends Meeting House
Start Tuesday 9 Apr 2024 11:00am
Finish Tuesday 9 Apr 2024 2:00pm
Organised by My Vote My Voice

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