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The vast majority of Greater Manchester residents want more powers for the mayor, according to new poll

Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox The vast majority of people living in Greater Manchester want to see more powers given to the mayor, according to a new poll.

A survey commissioned by Centre for Cities ahead of May’s local elections found that 85 per cent of adults supported greater devolution to the region.

More than half want the mayor to take on more direct responsibility for providing affordable homes, while 47 per cent said the office should do more to support businesses.

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