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Rebuilding the Red Wall

What is Labour’s answer to levelling up?

The Conservatives swept to victory at the last election with a promise to “level up and unify” the country, and this year’s Levelling Up White Paper set out a long term plan to bring prosperity and civic pride to places where they have been lacking for decades. It marks a decisive shift away from “on yer bike” Conservative economic philosophy towards the politics of “going far and staying local”. 

But how should Labour respond to the Tories’ newfound economic interventionism? What would Labour do differently to level up growth and belonging in places where they are absent? Given Labour’s electoral power increasingly resides in big cities, how much should a Labour campaign prioritise so-called “left-behind” towns? 

This event would bring together senior Labour policymakers and activists for a discussion about what Labour’s answer to levelling up should be.

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Speakers

Details

September 26, 2022
10:00-
11:00

Location

ACC Liverpool, Meeting Room 10

This event is kindly supported by Labour Together

Speakers:

Oct 4
13:30-
14:30
How can devolution support the new Government’s Levelling Up ambitions?
Oct 4
8:30-
9:30
What levelling up means for cities to drive economic growth?
Oct 4
9:30-
10:30
How do we create a secure path between renting and owning?
Oct 4
11:00-
12:00
Repairing our social fabric through community ownership
Oct 4
11:00-
12:00
School food and the levelling up agenda
Oct 4
9:45-
10:45
How can UK workers and companies benefit from digital trade?
Oct 4
13:30-
14:30
How best to empower young people through the power of technology
Oct 4
15:00-
16:00
How do we bring apprenticeships to the areas that need them most?
Oct 4
12:30-
13:30
The role of retail banking in levelling up and tackling cost of living