Local Wealth Building: The New Economic Movement

Grace Suite 1, Hilton Hotel, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW

In a growing number of towns and cities across the UK and beyond, people are taking back control of their local economies. This event will explore the movement of local wealth builders and new municipalists who are ‘building a democratic economy for the many.’

From progressive procurement, and more, in Preston to defeating the gentrification juggernaut in Islington, local wealth building is informed by local need and takes different forms. We will explore what is happening in a number of places and draw out key lessons and inspiration for local and national policymakers. Moving forward, this movement is set to play a central role in forming a progressive national economy. Join us to find out more.

Join our ‘Question Time’ style panel debate with:

  • Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) – Chair
  • Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government
  • Cllr Asima Shaikh, Executive Member for Economic Development, London Borough of Islington
  • Cllr Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council
  • Hilary Wainwright, Founding Editor, Red Pepper; Fellow, Transnational Institute
Additional information

Please note that this event will be taking place outside of the official conference zone and attendees will not require a conference pass to access the venue.

Refreshments will be served.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

CLES will also be hosting a fringe event on The Future of Public Services.