City Talks

City Talks: General election special — The towns’ election? With Will Tanner and Rachel Lawrence

Why are towns so important to this general election and what are the main parties offering them to win them over? Will Tanner and Rachel Lawrence join Andrew Carter to discuss.

Podcast published on 29 November 2019


The 2019 general election has been framed by many as the towns’ election. Both of the main parties regard winning the votes of people living in so-called ‘left behind towns’ in the Midlands and the North as crucial to winning the election.

Why are these towns so important to the election and what are the main parties offering them to win them over? To explore these and other election issues, Andrew Carter is joined by Will Tanner, Director at Onward and Rachel Lawrence Director of Programmes and Practice at the New Economics Foundation.