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Alan Manning is the TUC North West Regional Secretary.
As Regional Secretary, he is the senior representative of the TUC in the region responsible for its work in the North West, the functioning of its office and the activities of the TUC’s North West Regional Council - a body composed of delegates from some 50 individual trades unions representing 800,000 affiliated members.
He currently represents the TUC on a number of bodies including the Regional Leaders Board and European Programme Bodies in the NW, UK and at European level.
He is proud to have been a founder member of the Board of the North West Development Agency. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Salford University in 2005 and was made an honorary Master of the Open University in 2008.
Alan accepted the invitation to be on the Commission as he strongly believes that poverty and inequality in our society blights individuals and families, denies them the opportunity to realise their potential and holds back all our development. Alan believes that he can make a contribution to addressing these issues through the work of the Commission.