Cliff Morris, leader of Bolton Council
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Bolton and Stockport leaders on city bids

Two of Greater Manchester's towns are going head to head in the race to be named as the UK's newest city.

Bolton and Stockport have both submitted bids to become a city as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

For Bolton, it marks the town's fourth attempt at changing its status after losing out to Preston in 2002.

Bolton leader Cliff Morris and his Stockport counterpart, Dave Goddard, explained their reasons for competing.

  • 27 May 2011