Relief at Covid tier 3 decision in Greater Manchester but still 'win win' for mayor

Many residents welcome an end to the uncertainty but do not view lack of deal as political failure

While residents of Greater Manchester were relieved to finally receive a decision on whether the region would go into tier 3 lockdown, most did not view local leaders’ inability to strike a deal with the government as a failure.

As the mayor, Andy Burnham, gave his press conference outside The Bridgewater Hall, Steve Steinsberg – who had been out for “the last few pints before we draw up the drawbridge” – said he was “not a Labour man” but was with Burnham all the way.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Relief at Covid tier 3 decision in Greater Manchester but still 'win win' for mayor ———