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The Downtown Den Politics Podcast | EP.42 | 22nd July 2024

Jim Hancock and Jo Phillips discuss the latest dramatic developments in the race for the White House, the first row of the new Labour government over the 2 child benefit limit, the weighty King’s speech in general and will the Tories go long or short in the search for a new leader?

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Counties need to get real on Mayors

The group chair and chief executive of Downtown in Business, Frank McKenna, has called on political and business leaders in Lancashire and Cheshire to urgently progress discussions about devolution and elected mayors – or risk being left behind in the new Labour governments dash for growth.

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The leading of Liverpool – The city’s time has come!

Downtown in Business will host a series of events with senior decision-makers from across the Liverpool City Region in the Autumn, as well as hosting a number of fringe events with government Ministers at the Labour Party conference, which takes place in the city in September.

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General Election Reactions:

After last night’s landslide Labour victory, Jo Henney, CEO of Nugent, Sean Keyes, CEO of Sutcliffe; Simon Harris, CEO of Avrenim; Jen Fenner co-founder of DefProc Engineering and Sophie Gilmore, Managing Director of HybridTec – give their reactions to the outcome of the 2024 general election.

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