Building inclusive local economies

Hilton Brighton Metropole: Osborne Room (inside secure zone)

A Key Cities event, in partnership with Dods Group

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Join Key Cities, in partnership with Dods Group, as they explore how towns and cities can develop more inclusive, democratic, and green local economies, shining a spotlight on good practice examples from members of the Key Cities network and beyond.


  • Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Co-Chair, Key Cities APPG
  • Cllr Matthew Brown, Council Leader, Preston City Council and Portfolio Lead Towns and Urban Centres, Key Cities Group
  • Sarah Longlands, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
  • Cllr Asima Shaikh, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy & Jobs, London Borough of Islington
  • Cllr John Merry, Chair, Key Cities Group and Deputy City Mayor, Salford City Council (chair)