#WorldRefugeeDay: Find your councillor's record

In 2016, John Leech uncovered that Manchester hadn't accepted a single Syrian refugee including children, under the government's resettlement scheme despite the war-torn region enduring one of the worst crises for decades.

John Leech demanded Manchester Council commit to housing at least 50 Syrian refugee families and as many unaccompanied children as possible but the council was vague and uncommitted in their response. His demands were supported by Rethink Rebuild Society.

Two years later, on #WorldRefugeeDay and just two out of Manchester's 96 councillors have agreed with the demands to house refugees.

Find your councillor below to find out their view on refugees.

To Manchester City Councillors: If you support the demands to house 50 Syrian refugees, tweet the following to have your record amended: "I support @JohnLeechmcr & @Rethink_Rebuild's demands to house 50 Syrian refugees and will vote in favour of any amendment brought to Manchester City Council that support these plans.


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