I always try to debate issues on here rather than specifically campaign but I really do hope that you vote for Ivan in June.
Places like Bury South are the places that could well determine the difference between a low Tory majority making them accountable to an opposition or giving them an unchallengeable that wI'll allow them to do whatever they want not just on Brexit but taxation, social care, the NHS and the welfare system.
Also, for those who care about the Labour party, Ivan is the sort of person needed to be around when the next regeneration takes place, do you want progressive people like Ivan, Dan Jarvis and Keir Starmer leading the way or Abbott, Livingstone and Cat Smith?
The Mayoral Election is another matter, Andy Burnham has written his own manifesto independent of Corbyn and the central Labour party to appeal to what people of Greater Manchester want. He is the only person with the high profile experience to do the job and has shown that he will take up a fight when no one else will and see it through no matter what authorities and the establishment say.
I do fear a low turnout, people didn't want a mayor, people don't understand what a mayor will do, the campaign has dragged and theirs another election the month after to distract people.