Today at Conservative Party Conference
Today Onward is hosting seven events at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. We’re joined by Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, and many more ministers, MPs, policy experts and business leaders. Don’t miss out! Scroll down to find out what’s on today.
You can find all of our events at the Onward Marquee inside the secure zone at Manchester Central unless otherwise stated below.
Sunday 1 October
Join us for an hour-long conversation between Kate McCann, Times Radio Political Editor and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees Valley, to discuss devolution, net zero and levelling up. Register your interest.
The levelling up agenda has focused too much on competitive funding pots and national programmes. These attempts to level up from the top down overlook the biggest resource available for regeneration: communities themselves. Join us as we discuss how local residents can be empowered to improve their neighbourhoods. Register your interest.
The UK has plans to become a global science superpower, but these ambitions start at home. Innovation between the UK’s world-leading research organisations and local economies will be key. This event will discuss how placed-based strategies that bring together research excellence, skills and investment in local areas can deliver on the UK’s science superpower agenda. Register your interest.
One of the surest ways to level up is to get more money in people’s pockets across the country, for them to spend and invest in their local area. But low wages in areas most in need of regeneration are holding back growth. This event will discuss the role the living wage could play in reducing inequalities, and how the Government could encourage take up. Register your interest.
Our world is changing and politics must change with it. The Conservatives have been the party of patriotism, pragmatism and good government. But new challenges face it. The rise of China, new trade wars and rapid cultural change all pose a challenge to our national community. How should conservatives respond as we enter the mid-21st Century? Register your interest. Register your interest.
Onward’s Drinks Party is the highlight of our Conference Programme. This year, we’re kindly supported by The Premier League. Please note this event is strictly by invitation only.
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