I had the misfortune to hear the Labour candidate for Manchester Withington on Radio Five live earlier, and what a prat she made of herself.
They were talking about the run down nature of parts of Manchester, the fact that it is two cities in one, the low attainment in schools compared to other areas, and they spoke to locals who live in the more deprived and run down bits of Manchester.
Then they spoke to the labour candidate, whose answer was to repeat that they were moving lots of people in, building expensive flats in the centre of town, had lots of lovely shops, and in short seemed to me to be suggesting that gentrification of Manchester was the answer.
So there you have it. To solve a town or city's problem, just move richer people in. That's Labour's answer.