21st March 2022

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Demonstration in Bolton for Mayors question time.

Every month, Andy Burnham answers questions from people in one of the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs. This month he’s going to Bolton and so are we.

Please will you join us in Bolton on Wednesday evening to demonstrate outside the Mayor’s Question Time event?

We will be outside the event, calling on Mr Burnham to take a stance on the GM pension fund’s huge fossil fuel holdings. The Mayor must stop implicitly backing the pension fund and voice support for a real response to the climate emergency instead.

Meet us at Bolton Arena at 19:00 on 23rd March.

We will be on Arena Approach, outside the main entrance, opposite the Premier Inn.
It’s two minutes walk from Horwich Parkway train station

Mayor Andy Burnham’s attitude to fossil fuel divestment is highly ambiguous at best. Recently, he has tried to say that it is not within his remit as Mayor to comment on the Greater Manchester Pension Fund or its holdings. This is not good enough. Of course, he can take a stance.

Bring your banners and call on Mr Burnham to Wake-up, Divest!