WE’RE interviewing Sir Richard Leese, the Council Leader of Manchester, on Thursday 2 June.
We'll also be asking him about his own future and his decision not to stand for the elected mayor
It’s exactly twenty years since he became the Council Leader shortly before the IRA bomb on June 15 1996.
We'll be asking him about Manchester's position in the world, its future development, the political situation, poverty within the city, transport policy (of course) and the city centre infrastructure, alongside the Northern Powerhouse, council cuts, Piccadilly Gardens and much else besides.
We'll also be asking him about his own future and his decision not to stand for the elected mayor of Greater Manchester. We’ll be summing up his career as the leader and asking him what he feels have been the successes and failures over the last twenty years in city policy and delivery.
There aren't many Council Leaders with a first class honours degree in pure mathematics, nor one with such a broad cultural appreciation. There are none in the country who’ve been in office for as long as Sir Richard Leese.
If you have any questions for the Council Leader please post them below, Tweet them or Facebook us. Please make sure the questions are real questions about policy or the leadership of the city. Any abusive comments will be removed.
Confidential's interview with Richard Leese will be published w/c 12 June.