City-REDI Fringe Events

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DEVO QUESTION TIME: WHAT WILL LABOUR’S METRO MAYORS DO FOR YOU?

At the Labour Party Conference 2016
Monday 26th September, 5.30-7.00pm
4th Floor Events Suite, the Tate Gallery on Albert Dock
Refreshments provided

Confirmed speakers

  • Rt Hon Andy Burnham, Labour’s Metro Mayor candidate for Greater Manchester
  • Steve Rotheram MP, Labour’s Metro Mayor candidate for Liverpool City Region
  • Sion Simon MEP, Labour’s Metro Mayor candidate for West Midlands

DEVO QUESTION TIME: WHAT WILL THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE AND MIDLANDS ENGINE DO FOR YOU?

At the Conservative Party Conference 2016
Tuesday 4th October, 12.45-2.00pm
Lodges 1 and 2, Austin Court, Birmingham (Next to the ICC – B1 2NP)
Refreshments provided

Confirmed speakers

  • Cllr Sean Anstee, Leader of Trafford Council (Greater Manchester)
  • Cllr Tim Warren, Leader of Bath and NE Somerset Council (West of England)
  • Cllr Rob Waltham, Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire County Council (Greater Lincolnshire)

Both events to be chaired by: Dr Adam Marshall, Acting Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce

Partner speakers at each event will be:

  • Dan Corry, Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital
  • Professor John Bryson, Director, City REDI
  • Tim Hawkins, Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airport Group
  • Gill Morris, Chief Executive, Devo Connect

City-REDI is co-hosting Devo Question Time fringe events at the Labour and Conservative Party conferences this year, and we have a good panel of speakers. These include: at Labour, all three Labour candidates selected so far, and at Conservative, a range of leading Councillors at the forefront of the devo debate.

These high-profile events give you an opportunity to ask your question to prospective Mayoral candidates as well as to debate where devolution is – and should be – headed, now Theresa May is Prime Minister, Philip Hammond is Chancellor and Sajd Javid is at CLG.

Devo Question Time will be the devolution fringe at each of this year’s party conferences. Please don’t miss the opportunity to quiz the Mayoral candidates on their respective visions and priorities, including whether this marks a new dawn both for prosperity and political engagement, as well as discuss what the devolution revolution means for England’s cities and counties in a post-Brexit, post-Cameron world.

To book on to the sessions please email Fiona Gardner via f.gardner@connectpa.co.uk.

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