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Adam Hawksbee

Deputy Director

Adam Hawksbee is Deputy Director of the centre-right think tank Onward, and Chair of the Prime Minister’s Towns Unit. His work focuses on increasing economic growth and strengthening communities across the UK, and he has published research on a range of topics including empowering regional mayors, tackling antisocial behaviour and reforming technical education. He was previously Head of Policy to Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Kennedy Fellow, and has worked with US Mayors as a Research Fellow at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and during a period at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations. As Chair of the No.10 and Dept for Levelling Up Towns Unit he supports the 75 towns receiving a £20m endowment as part of the £1.5bn Long Term Plan for Towns.

How neighbourhood policing can make streets and communities safer
Securing the economic and environmental future of Britain’s farms
Hotting Up: How we get to net zero in a way that brings people with us
Great British National Service: How national service could develop skills, improve mental wellbeing, and increase a sense of belonging among Britain’s youth
How local government funding misses areas with fewer opportunities.
A guide for local leaders to level up their communities
The New Statesmen

Deputy Director Adam Hawksbee made the case for more neighbourhood policing in The New Statesman. 

City AM

Onward's Deputy Director, Adam Hawksbee outlines how we can avoid another cost of living crisis in City AM.

City AM

Adam Hawksbee, Onward's Deputy Director, discussing Labour's spending plan in City AM.

Conservative Home

Adam Hawksbee, Onward Deputy Director, writes for Conservative Home on the need for Hunt to prioritise British manufacturing in the Autumn Statement.