Tag Archives: Nigel Murphy

Going Through the Motions? Manchester City Council and Climate Change

A Liberal Democrat motion at July 11th’s full Council, calling on Manchester City Council to be “more sustainable,” was  radically amended by Labour councillors before being passed. The LibDem councillor who proposed the motion,  Victor Chamberlain (Chorlton) has described the … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Manchester City Council going through the fracking motions

Manchester City Council’s dominant Labour group has passed a radically-amended motion about “fracking,” a controversial process of accessing hard-to-reach natural gas.  The original motion, which called on the Council to “declare itself a ‘Fracking-Free Zone’,” was put forward by one … Continue reading

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Exec Member for Environment Nigel Murphy interviewed*

* Actual facts may vary. Always read the label. MCFly staff reporter Scott Templeton has finally nailed an interview with the elusive Executive Member for the Environment, Nigel Murphy. Councillor Murphy has been declining interview requests from Manchester Climate Monthly … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Labour to stand aside for Greens in Hulme, Chorlton and Levenshulme

Manchester Climate Monthly has learnt that the Manchester Labour Party is planning to “gift” three council seats to the Greens at the next Council elections, to be held on Thursday May 3rd. Speaking exclusively to Manchester Climate Monthly, Nigel Murphy, … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Manchester’s Energy Advice Centre To Shut

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on rumours that funding cuts would see Manchester’s Energy Saving Trust (EST) advice centre closed at the end of March.We can now confirm this. Councillor Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council’s executive member for the environment, has told us … Continue reading

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Airport City – against and for…

Attention Conservation Notice: The following article contains entirely predictable statements from various organisations about the virtue/vice of “Airport City.” Last week, accompanied by a certain amount of civic boosterism (always in short supply in Manchester), the £659 million “Airport City” … Continue reading

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Mind-reading ability no longer required for ESP Board minutes

Attention Conservation Notice: Readers who fall asleep at the mention of council meetings and minutes should skip this post. Anyone concerned with democracy, adaptive leadership and that sort of thing should probably soldier on. The story so far: In 2008 … Continue reading

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