City Horizons: Tristram Hunt

The Urban Century

Our City Horizons event series heads to Manchester to host Tristram Hunt MP on how resurgent cities will reshape the UK.

Event starts at 6pm on 18 April 2016 at People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER

We were delighted to host Tristram Hunt, historian and then Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, who delivered 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, drew on Tristram Hunt’s latest book, Ten Cities That Made an Empire, outlining the importance of cities to modern Britain, and explored how their changing nature is affecting the political geography of the country.

In doing this, he discussed 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 defended the need for a redistributive settlement between councils as a key pillar of our national fabric.


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