Paul Smith is the cabinet member for housing at Bristol City Council. He is the councillor for the Bristol Central ward. Previous roles include South West regional officer for the National Housing Federation, chief executive of the skills charity Housing Potential UK, director of the Heart of England Housing Group and chief executive of the Furniture Re-use Network.
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Events featuring this speaker
What are the key issues facing housing and a new programme of council house building? Can councils deliver what is needed?
The Addison Act of 1919 introduced the modern council estate. How has council housing changed since then? What can we learn from this?