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There are 32 wards with three councillors each.
There are 96 councillors made up of 95 Labour, and 1 Liberal Democrat.
514,417 as of 2013
Manchester, along with Salford, Stockport Tameside and Trafford (Greater Manchester South) has a Gross Value Added (GVA) of £34.8b.
Manchester annual average: 806.6mm.
UK annual average: 1,125mm.
Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877.
Scientific discoveries and world firsts
From the passenger railway to the world’s first programmable computer and on to Graphene, the atom-thin ‘wonder material’, Manchester has always lead the way for innovation and social progression.