Growth for the Many: Ensuring Local Democracy Survives Levelling Up

This event is happening as a part of the Labour Party Conference on 25-29th September.

New research from the LIPSIT (Local Institutions, Productivity, Sustainability and Inclusivity Trade-offs) programme finds that however much money is pumped into local industrial growth, regions across the UK will struggle to benefit without first strengthening the infrastructure they rely on, including devolving power to local institutions to invest based on their citizens’ priorities. But what are the institutions needed, and how do we ensure they and the people they represent play a meaningful role in determining the future of their areas?

Join LIPSIT and Demos at Labour Party Conference as we discuss how to build democratic accountability alongside empowered places across the UK.

The panel will be chaired by Demos Chief Executive, Polly Mackenzie, who will be joined by:

  • Andy Burnham – Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Bridget Phillipson – Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Charles Seaford – Research Fellow at Demos

Lunch will be provided at the event.