Join us at our Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Manchester Mayoral hustings. A hustings is a meeting where you can speak to candidates in an election. The National Autistic Society's Greater Manchester Autism Consortium Project supports the development of local services for people on the autism spectrum. It works with each of the Greater Manchester area’s local authorities. 

The hustings will take place on 20 April at Friends Meeting House Manchester. We ask that attendees arrive by 11.30am for a prompt start. If you’re interested in attending, please email and we will confirm your place.

Andy Burnham (Labour), Sean Anstee (Conservative) and Shneur Odze (UKIP) have already confirmed they will be joining us at the event.

This will be an ‘autism-friendly hustings’, meaning that candidates will go from table to table at the event and take part in short discussions with people on the autism spectrum, and the families and professionals who support them.

Each table will have a discussion leader who will direct the conversation and allow everyone to have their voice heard. Attendees will be invited to share what it’s like to live in Greater Manchester if you are on the autism spectrum and candidates will be asked what they can do to make Greater Manchester an autism-friendly place to live. 

We ask that you arrive at 11.30am so that we have time to prepare what we want to say to our candidates before they arrive at 12pm. Tea and coffee will be available.

Space is strictly limited at the event, so it is essential you email to secure your place at the event.