Manchester City Council tenants in North Manchester were asked to vote on proposals to switch management of their homes to Northwards Housing in a ballot lasting from 7th September to 5th October 2005.
The result of the ballot was:
YES to Northwards 91.7%
NO to Northwards 8.3%
The turnout of over 66 per cent was the highest of any vote like it in the country. And the huge majority in favour gave Northwards the backing it needs from the people that matter.
See the proposal document that tenants voted on