Councillor Eleanor Wills

Executive Member with lead responsibility for poverty strategy

Before the Covid-19 pandemic we knew there were inequalities in society that needed to be addressed with root and branch reform to how we deliver growth, and society distributes wealth. Post the pandemic, the cost of living crisis makes that work more urgent and more important than ever. The opportunity to access good practice from others – and likewise share ours – through the GMPA Principal Partner Scheme will be a real benefit to that work. We saw this when we collaborated with GMPA on the income maximisation toolkit for those experiencing food poverty, and again through the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission.

Chris HoughCouncillor Eleanor Wills