Below is the text of Mr Major’s doorstep interview after leaving the Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester, held on 30th July 1996.
[Mr Major was asked what he thought of his visit].
I have seen an area which is beginning to recovery and which is very resilient.
[Mr Major was asked if he had seen a positive city].
Yes, a very positive city, good gracious of course it’s a positive city. It was the city that tried to get the Olympics not very long ago. It’s one of the most positive cities there is.