I was invited to be a guest speaker at the Young Fabian's launch of their pamphlet 'An Economic Lens to Reclaiming Heartlands: 100 Years since Labour's First Government', to which I contributed a foreword.
“It is clear that the way to win back the hearts and minds of voters in the North West at the next General Election is to connect our proud industrial past toward a viable green economy that creates jobs and opportunities. It is imperative that we keep our brightest minds in the region by investing heavily in research and development and providing better transport links between our towns and cities. A clear and ambitious economic strategy is vital to re-invigorate our region and regain our Labour Heartlands."
The event in Parliament was well attended and following introductory remarks by Martin Edobor, Chair of the Fabian Society, there was a roundtable discussion about the 2019 General Election and future election policies and then a lively Q&A session with the panellists.
Panelists included: Carys Roberts- Executive Director of IPPR, Catherine West MP- Shadow Foreign Minister (Asia & the Pacific), Justin Madders MP - Shadow Minister for Employment Rights and Stephen Kinnock MP - Shadow Minister for Immigration.