Greater Manchester Members of Parliament visit the University

Over the last few months, Policy@Manchester has welcomed three MPs representing Greater Manchester constituencies to The University of Manchester.

Manchester Gorton MP Afzal Khan visited the University to meet academics from our Power in Place publication. During his visit, he also toured the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub.

Of the visit, Afzal Khan said: “It is always a delight to visit The University of Manchester. The evidence-based research it produces across so many subject areas is greatly valued and has real influence on policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond. Power in Place is another thoroughly impressive piece of work and it was helpful to discuss some of its key recommendations with academic staff.”

Bolton West MP Chris Green recently visited campus to meet with academics from the Dalton Nuclear Institute. He was also given a tour of the Bioprinting Technology Platform which is contributing to progress being made in personalised and regenerative medicine.

Chris Green said: “It was a fascinating morning. The University of Manchester has a thoroughly merited global reputation for research excellence across a vast swathe of subject areas, not least in technology, innovation and health.”

Mike Kane MP, Shadow Aviation and Maritime Minister and Wythenshawe and Sale East MP, visited the University to meet academics leading research on the urgent need to reduce shipping emissions. He also toured the ID Manchester site – a £1.7bn tech and science location set to create over 10,000 jobs.

Of the visit, Mike Kane commented: “As a Manchester MP, I take great pride in the quality of research and teaching happening here. The work on shipping emissions, led by Professor Larkin and Dr Bullock, is of especially high quality and it was useful for me to drill down into their findings in my meeting with them.”

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