Michael Heseltine has always been a strong supporter of cities and devolution. He is often credited for leading the regeneration of London Docklands and Liverpool in the 1980s after riots; more recently he has been a strong supporter of the Northern Powerhouse – believing that granting greater powers to northern cities will create a ‘transformation of aspiration’ across England – and devolution to places. He wants to give cities back to the people: local leaders know their places better than functional monopolies in London. He talks now about his vision for cities for the future and where devolution can go next. Can cities get powers to raise more funding locally? How can the potential of the new city-regions be maximised? Can there be a good Brexit for cities? He is introduced by Ben Rogers, Centre for London, who will talk about the potential of a parliament of mayors across the UK in taking forward devolution and extending powers further.
Chaired by George Ferguson.
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