Liberal Democrat Candidate for Manchester Gorton Dr Jackie Pearcey has said she will make protecting Manchester’s green spaces a key issue in the upcoming by-election, after backing a local campaign to oppose building on the site of the former 'Jackson's Brickworks'.
Labour-run Manchester City Council want to build a new secondary school for up to 1800 pupils on the site. Dr Jackie Pearcey has spoken out after meeting with campaigners including the 'Friends of Nutsford Vale' to protect and enhance the site and find an alternative, more suitable site for the school
Jackie has signed the residents’ petition to save the site and will be encouraging any other candidates in the by-election to sign up too.
Jackie Pearcey said:
"As our next local MP, I will work side by side with local residents to protect local green spaces.
"I agree that there is a need for another school in the area but there are other viable options
"Nutsford Vale is the wrong site. It's polluted and underneath is buried domestic, commercial and industrial waste from the old Brickworks.
"I will work with residents and the Council to oppose this plan and find the right site.
“Protecting our green spaces comes up on virtually every doorstep. We owe it to future generations to protect our green spaces as once they're concreted over they are gone forever.