Remembering Peter Smith, a quiet giant of Greater Manchester politics

'Peter put down his bacon sandwich, took a sip of tea and asked: “What are you in politics for if not to do the big stuff?”' 

Dear Millers — today’s story is about a towering figure in the life of Greater Manchester who died last month: Lord Peter Smith, the former leader of Wigan Council. The piece is by Mike Emmerich, a longtime Mill member who worked with Smith during the devolution process and went to his funeral recently. Mike is a former Treasury and Downing Street advis…

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