Chapter 4, Tackling the Bureaucracy, is now on the website

The new leadership from May 1984 recognised that in order to achieve the radical changes they wanted to see, the whole nature of the council bureaucracy would have to change. This chapter outlines all of the changes to the working practices of the Council and the personnel that took place.

Although it could be argued that the bureaucracy wasn’t completely changed, the biggest success was that the new administration did succeed in making Manchester a ‘Member-led’ authority and thereby was able to push through the new radical policies.

Read the chapter.

Albert Square during pedestrianisation, 1986

Image: Albert Square during pedestrianisation, 1986. Click on image to go to source. Not covered by CC-BY of site.

Feature image on blog summary page CC-BY-NC Christian Guthier https://flic.kr/p/8gSrJW

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