The Leader of Stockport Council, Cllr Sue Derbyshire, takes your calls on the migrant crisis after announcing that Stockport will do its bit to help refugees. Plus former Hazel Grove MP Lord Stunell on reforming the House of Lords, negotiating the coalition agreement and more. Plus former NBA star John Amaechi talks about being granted the freedom of the City of London, and Christian Dick of Bredbury-based BTCC team Speedworks Motorsport on the team’s first ever podium.
Five groups of 16 year olds pitched ideas to fund community projects to a Dragons Den made up of Sir Andrew Stunell MP, Anne Parker from Challenge Network, Pete Lamb from Greater Manchester Fire Brigade and Paul Holloway from Pure 107.8FM.
Despite recent improvements, homophobia continues to be a problem around the country. Police collate statistics on homophobic incidents, but they are rarely seen by the public.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Hazel Grove, Andrew Stunell this week released figures on reports of homophobic crime to the police he acquired with a freedom of information request.
The figures show that 2008 saw 37 homophobic incidents reported to the police in Stockport.
Andrew Stunell spoke to Andrew Summerfield on Under the Rainbow.