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Nick Buckley MBE

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Nick Buckley MBE has spent 2 decades working across the country to improve the lives of residents and young people. He spent a decade working for Manchester Council in the Crime & Disorder Team. He took redundancy and set up a charity called Mancunian Way to stop young people getting involved in crime. He also runs several homeless projects. Mancunian Way is a multi-award-winning charity, and he was awarded an MBE in 2019 for this work. He has recently become a contact for GB News as an expert on social issues. In 2021, he stood for Reform UK as the Mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester. To be part of his journey, join his community on LOCALS for access to unpublished articles, drafts and early viewing of articles and videos.

One year on from being cancelled – Nick Buckley MBE

15 June 2021 | OPINION Monday 15th June 2020 was a day that defined my life. It was the day I was publicly cancelled. Two...

Are white people racist in the UK? – Nick Buckley MBE

7 June 2021 | OPINION Let us start with some good news. It is now official – the UK is not institutionally racist. The Commission...

The Green Party: a real danger – Nick Buckley MBE

2 June 2021 | OPINION Elections are boring for the majority of people. Politicians are seen as corrupt, uncaring, incompetent and out of touch. Apart...

Social Media: a cruel mistress of shallow pleasure

Running for Mayor of Greater Manchester was fun. I did not expect to win, so was not disappointed. I worked full-time on my campaign and gave it everything. I give every opportunity my all, for that is how success is achieved. I never take my foot off the accelerator. I am my best friend and my harshest critic.

A Mayoral Race: an insider’s take – Nick Buckley MBE

I am mournful. I am disappointed. Not for failing to become Mayor of Greater Manchester last week. For this was an impossible task for a 'no one' with an eight-week campaign. I may be a loser, but I am a realistic loser. My feeling of melancholy comes from the lack of impact I made across the region. I received 2.7% of the vote, equating to 19,000 votes.

Council Memories: the case of the expensive picture frame – Nick...

29 April 2021 | OPINION As many people know, I spent nearly a decade working for a local council. When this comes up in conversation...

I will end rough sleeping within my first year, or I...

I have 2 weeks remaining to win over the people of Greater Manchester and become the Metro Mayor of the region. It is a big ask, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy. It is never achieved with self-doubt or giving up. Every election is winnable until the polls close at 10pm.

Piccadilly Gardens: a not-so-new problem – Nick Buckley MBE

13 April 2021 | OPINION Let's start by stating the obvious. Piccadilly Gardens is a blight on the city of Manchester. It is the main...

4 weeks to save Greater Manchester! – Nick Buckley MBE

Yes, the title is a little hyperbolic and over the top. I am a politician now, and I have a tendency to exaggerate for impact. It will not be long before pure lies are flying out of my mouth. I will try to resist the temptation and keep honest. I jest.

We need to increase Stop & Search, but also ask local...

Knife crime is complex. Like all social ills, it is multi-faceted. But this does not stop people from demanding a simple solution or a silver bullet. News flash: one does not exist.
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