Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Making A Difference with Shared Lives

Making A Difference with Shared Lives


Why do people choose to live together? Emotional attachment, finances and a desire for stability can all play their part when it comes to making that big decision. But what about those for whom the domestic life that we sometimes take for granted seems like a distant dream? 
 
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A wealth of opportunities

A wealth of opportunities


Yesterday saw Stalybridge Civic Hall showcase a range of post-16 careers and further education options to hundreds of students from across Tameside.
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Mind the (Wealth) Gap

Mind the (Wealth) Gap


It’s time we had a conversation about wealth.
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Time To Clean Up Our Air

Time To Clean Up Our Air


At the start of the year I described the 1985 Transport Act, which deregulated bus services everywhere in the country outside of London, as one of the worst pieces of legislation that you’ve never heard of. As we mark the first ever National Clear Air Day this week I want to look at the other end of the spectrum...
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The Cost of Living Crisis Won't Wait

The Cost of Living Crisis Won't Wait


Here’s a pretty uncontroversial statement: the world of today and the world of 200 years ago, when Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington strode the battlefields of Europe, are two very different places. Yet they are also alike in more ways than you’d think. 
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A Vote for Hope

A Vote for Hope


I’m delighted to be able to resume my blog with some great news, knowing that our vision of a fairer more positive society has won through in Tameside and across the Country.
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Banks and our high street

Banks and our high street


As election fever begins to grip the country it is even more important that bread-and-butter issues keep receiving the attention they deserve. One way or another, when the dust settles after the 8th June we still need to keep looking for ways to grow, improve and invest in Tameside, its towns and its residents.
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A New Deal for State Schools

A New Deal for State Schools


Education is a topic that appears frequently on this blog, a fact that I make no apologies for. Caught between the rock of eye-watering funding cuts (£11.5 million by 2019 in Tameside alone) and the hard place of government ideologues out to dismantle our comprehensives, the English education system is under threat...
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Don't Miss Out On Tameside's Easter Celebrations

Don't Miss Out On Tameside's Easter Celebrations


I want to use this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s wondering where the time has gone. It feels like only yesterday when we were putting up the Christmas decorations. At the same time, we’ve squeezed a lot into those four and a half months. 
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Another Blow for Hard-Working Families

Another Blow for Hard-Working Families


Have you ever wondered how you could end up being £2,700 a year poorer without doing anything? After tomorrow, all it will take is being born into a fairly normal British family...
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