The case for real full employment everywhere – with Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for Employment

Alison McGovern, Shadow Minister for Employment set out the need for real full employment in every region.

Event starts on 20 July 2022

This event consisted of a speech from Alison McGovern, Shadow Minister for Employment and Labour MP for Wirral South, followed by conversation between Alison McGovern and Andrew Carter, Centre for Cities Chief Executive and reflections and discussion from a panel.

Alison McGovern’s speech focused on the need for full employment everywhere, the regionally unbalanced nature of the labour market, in particular labour shortages, and set out her views on how this should be addressed. She also presented the benefits that full employment would bring more broadly.


  • Alice Barnard, Chief Executive, The Edge Foundation.
  • Karim Palant, Senior Manager Public Policy and Economic Graph, LinkedIn
  • Paul Swinney, Director of Policy and Research, Centre for Cities

This event will be Chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities.

Watch a recording of this event here.

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