Hull Bridge

Powering ahead?

James Roberts

On 5th November 2004, the result of the referendum on the introduction of a regional assembly for the north east was announced: 77.93 per cent against. With that resounding defeat, the New Labour project to ensure symmetric devolution in the UK was dead. The introduction of regional assemblies for the non-London regions of England had…

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Listen again: Northern powerhouse: spin or substance?

Felicity Slater

This Labour party conference fringe event, in partnership with Heathrow, explored the idea of the northern powerhouse, in particular whether it can reduce the north-south divide, and the political opportunities for Labour. We were joined by: Conor McGinn MP (opposition whip), Nick Forbes (leader, Newcastle council), John Holland-Kaye (chief executive, Heathrow), Jessica Studdert (deputy director,…

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Localism and the NHS

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 18.30-20.00 | Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA The balance between national, local and frontline control in determining access to healthcare is a critical issue for the NHS. People usually...

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Letting go? Labour’s plan for devolution in England

'Letting go? Labour’s plan for devolution in England' - Fabian Society breakout at LGA Labour Conference 2015 Saturday 7 February 2015, 1-2pm | East Midland Conference Centre, University Park, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ Speakers: Graham Allen MP (chair, political...