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Conservative Party conference 2013

Alexandra Jones

Manchester's Conservative party conference was a "steady-as-she-goes" event, focused on demonstrating economic competence, the merits of sticking to Plan A and the dangers of voting for Labour.

Blog Post 3 Oct 2013
Beyond the High Street: Engines of growth

Dmitry Sivaev

The Conservative Party conference is well under way in Manchester today and the economic recovery agenda at the heart of the current political debate Manchester is an appropriate place to host these conversations.

Blog Post 1 Oct 2013
HS2: Full steam ahead?

Alexandra Jones

It’s been fascinating to watch the debate over High Speed 2 intensify over the past few months...

Blog Post 12 Sep 2013
Cities Question Time

Alexandra Jones

Would Birmingham and Manchester be better off without London? Should we be deliberately rebalancing city economies away from financial services and towards manufacturing? And what would it take to make some “fragile” Local Enterprise Partnerships work?

Blog Post 6 Jun 2013