Growth without Gimmicks – what next for the Northern Powerhouse?
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The current government made a promise to ‘level up’ to address regional inequality but two years on, what does it mean? With news HS2 to Leeds is now on hold and ‘The Northern Powerhouse’ brand seemingly dead, is it just all hot air from central government?
With newly elected mayor, Tracy Brabin, will the new governance bring more cash to West Yorkshire and how much would ‘levelling up’ truly cost?
At this exclusive lunch we will be joined by CEO and Leader of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan and James Lewis, Susan Hinchcliffe of Bradford City Council and newly elected mayor, Tracy Brabin.
During the session we will be discussing some key points including:
- Where does NP go next – should northerners control the north’s destiny rather than waiting for London?
- How can we reshape / refocus it to leverage the investment we need to realise our full potential
- How can we use this collective lobbying to our advantage
- What would a ‘northern ask’ to Government look like and what do we need to put in place to secure it
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James LewisLeader of Leeds City Council
Cllr James Lewis has been Leader of Leeds City Council since February 2021. He previously held the position of Deputy Leader of the Council since May 2015.
Susan HinchcliffeLeader of Bradford Council
Susan Hinchcliffe is Councillor for Windhill & Wrose, Labour Leader of Bradford and Chair of West Yorkshire CA.
Tom RiordanChief Executive of Leeds City Council
Tom Riordan is an English civil servant. He has been Chief Executive of Leeds City Council since August 2010 and spent three months working part-time for the UK government from May 2020 leading the Contain strand within COVID-19 NHS Test and Trace programme, setting out the framework for managing local COVID-19 outbreaks.
Tracy BrabinMayor of West Yorkshire
Tracy Brabin is a British Labour and Co-operative politician serving as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire since May 2021.