Nearly fifty-two percent of people who voted in the referendum of 2016 chose to vote leave. However, most major cities – apart from Birmingham – voted to remain: Liverpool (58.2%); London (59.9%); Manchester (60.4%); Aberdeen (61.1%); Cardiff (60%); Edinburgh (74.4%). In Bristol, 61.7% voted to remain. What caused this split between major cities and the rest of the country? What does it say about the future of the UK? And how can UK cities post-Brexit retain good relationships with other European cities and the EU as well as operate effectively within a cohesive UK? Anna Lisa Boni (EUROCITIES secretary general) joins Andrew Carter (chief executive of Centre for Cities) and Anand Menon (Kings College London and director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative). Chaired by Margaret Heffernan.
Matthew Goodwin is no longer able to attend this session.
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