We will set a new ambition for Greater Manchester: the best place in England to grow up.
Sadly, we live in a country where postcode and accent still determine where people end up in life. Our driving mission will be to break that cycle.
Greater Manchester is already a great place to live and work. It has an unrivalled mix of heritage, culture, sport, music and countryside. But it can be even better.
It shouldn't just be the best place to grow up; it should be the best place to live, work and to get on in life too.
Across Greater Manchester, there is a predicted 29 per cent increase in the proportion of people over 65 by 2032, and the proportion of over-85s is expected to double.
We should celebrate the fact that more people are living longer and the opportunities that brings.