Paul Dennett

City Mayor of Salford

Paul was elected Councillor for Langworthy in 2012 and has a long history of campaigning on social issues and since becoming City Mayor in 2016 has campaigned for equality, financial inclusion, the living wage, social value, anti-poverty and critically providing the public/private environment to tackle the housing crisis.

Paul is currently the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) Deputy Mayor and his GMCA portfolio covers spatial planning, homelessness and more recently extending to Healthy Lives & Quality Care. Paul is the joint-Chair(s) of Greater Manchester’s Integrated Care Partnership and Joint Partnership Delivery Committee and Deputy Chair of the new Integrated Care Board.

Paul’s previous GMCA portfolios included leading on Low carbon, Waste and Environment and then the Housing and Infrastructure - overseeing the development of the Greater Manchester Housing Strategy and leading on Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs & the Environment. Paul has also led the work on the Infrastructure Framework 2040 which will provide the focus for the Greater Manchester Infrastructure Strategy.