We are delighted to host Tristram Hunt, historian and Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, who will deliver a lecture looking at how the UK’s cities will be at the heart the country’s economic, social, and constitutional transformation in the coming decades.
This event, organised in association with the Manchester Evening News, will draw on Tristram Hunt’s latest book, Ten Cities That Made an Empire, to outline the importance of cities to modern Britain, and explore how their changing nature is affecting the political geography of the country. In doing this, he will discuss devolution in the context of political representation, the economy, and public service provision, arguing that radical devolution is an essential component of battling against inequality, as well as reforming England’s constitution. However, he will also defend the need for a redistributive settlement between councils as a key pillar of our national fabric. Balancing this need for redistribution with devolution is, he will say, the key challenge that a modern, Labour approach to devolution must overcome.
The speech will be followed by a Q&A and a drinks reception for guests. Please sign up by clicking on the button below:
The event will be part of our City Horizons series, bringing together leading urban thinkers to reflect on the major trends affecting cities around the world and how city leaders, business and civil society can help people and places to fulfil their potential. For more information, please contact Simon Jeffrey.
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