Trafford Park has contributed hugely to twentieth century history and it's a place of enormous vibrancy and innovation still.
Metrolink is an important step but we want to see real collaboration between public and private to move Trafford Park and the Quays to the next level.
The renaissance is just beginning. Hotel Football has been constructed at a pace Andrei Kanchelskis would have been pleased with, never mind Gary Neville, who is the brains behind the project. It's winning plaudits every day and is a wonderful addition to our community
Just as exciting is the Dirt Factory, a proposed to build the UK's first indoor mountain bike park on Trafford Wharf Road. Wouldn't it be great if we could turn Trafford Park's Quayside into one of the great city destinations?
We've already got Victoria Warehouse with its unique events and hotel.
The Imperial Ward Museum North, built by Labour and partially funded by the European Union has become an iconic symbol of Trafford Park's renaissance. There is so much more to come and Gorse Hill Labour is at the heart of this.
Trafford Park has been at the heart of manufactoring for over 100 years. We're confident it can continue to thrive but as all governments come to realise, industry needs their support both nationally and locally. Industry needs new workers with skills, it needs a modern infrastructure and most of all it needs an outward looking focus. We need europe and it would be an absolute disaster for Trafford Park if we get bogged down in uncertainty over european referenda.