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Adam Hawksbee

Deputy Director

Adam Hawksbee is Deputy Director of the centre-right think tank Onward. 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.
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
Barry is well on its way to being levelled up, but more measures are needed to battle deprivation and boost local economic growth.
Clacton has enormous potential, but is held back by pockets of deep poverty

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

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

City A.M.

Deputy Director Adam Hawksbee writes for City A.M on Gove's and Marshall's new direction for capitalism that the Conservatives would do well to follow.