FREE EVENT: How can the Conservatives grow the rural economy?

4 May

You are cordially invited to our next ConservativeHome Live event, held in partnership with the Country Land and Business Association, exploring the topic:

Rural Powerhouse – How can the Conservatives grow the rural economy?

Join us for free, via Zoom, from 7pm-8.15pm on Tuesday 10th May to hear from an expert panel including:

  • Julian Sturdy MP, Chair of the APPG for Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse
  • Selaine Saxby MP, Member of Parliament for North Devon
  • Jonathan Roberts, Director of External Affairs, CLA
  • Paul Goodman, Editor of ConservativeHome (Chair)

A recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rural Powerhouse found that the rural economy is 18 per cent less productive than the national average – it is estimated that if this gap were to be reduced, it could add up to £43 billion to the UK economy. What are the current limitations on rural productivity and growth, and how can they be overcome? What are the opportunities that could arise from levelling up rural areas?

Finding a successful answer to these economic questions is also a political challenge – recent polling found that Labour and the Conservatives are now neck-and-neck among rural voters.

Sign up here to put your questions to our panel, and to debate how the Conservatives can best deliver prosperity and opportunity in the countryside.

Presenting ConservativeHome’s Spring Conference fringe programme

12 Mar

We are pleased to invite you to join us – in-person or online – for ConservativeHome’s programme of fringe eventsConservativeHome’s programme of fringe events at the Conservative Party Spring Conference in Blackpool on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March.

We’ll be welcoming guests including Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ben Houchen and Liam FoxJacob Rees-Mogg, Ben Houchen and Liam Fox to the stage for discussions exploring trade, Brexit opportunities, levelling the economy and devolving political power down.

As with our successful Party Conference fringe in Manchester, all of our events will be streamed live and free of charge online for readers who cannot attend the conference in-person.

To view full event details and sign up for email alerts on one or more events, click here.To view full event details and sign up for email alerts on one or more events, click here.

New ConservativeHome Event: Ending the pandemic – the role for Global Britain

22 Feb


We are proud to present the next ConservativeHome Live online event, hosted in partnership with the ONE Campaign: Ending the pandemic: the role for Global Britain, featuring Vicky Ford MP, Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Dr Dan Poulter MP, Chair of the APPG on Global Health.

This free event will take place at 7pm on Monday 28th February, via Zoom.

Last month marked two years since the WHO officially declared COVID19 a pandemic. This health emergency has impacted both global health and the global economy. Whilst the UK seeks to move on to ‘life after COVID19’, this is not yet the case for billions of people around the world, in particular those in developing countries.

The emergence of Omicron showed us the impact that insufficient action in one region can have on all of us around the world. The UK played a key role in seeking an end to the pandemic by financing and developing the AstraZeneca vaccine, and initially leading the way on the global response to the pandemic, but further global leadership and support are now required to help developing nations and indeed everyone to be able to live with COVID19. The nature of that support ranges from vaccine dose sharing and logistics co-ordination, through to debt relief and financial measures. Against the backdrop of our G7 Presidency, and ahead of President Biden’s key summit on vaccine dose sharing later this year, the UK has an important opportunity to re-establish its global position by leading the response to this renewed challenge.

Ending the pandemic will not only have clear health benefits, but it will also help us to achieve the potential of Global Britain by restarting international travel, reviving local and regional economies, and unlocking trade around the world.

As ever, this event will be free to view, and we’ll be putting your questions to our panel.

Click here to register for your free ticket.