Event
3 October, 2023
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Rt Hon Mayor Andy Burnham and Laura Shoaf

Beyond the Trailblazers: The future of devolution in England

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon Mayor Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Laura Shoaf, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority 

Reform is delighted to be hosting a flagship private panel event at the Conservative Party Conference.

This year has seen unprecedented shifts in the devolution of power from central to local government. The ‘Trailblazer’ devolution deals in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands have promised much more autonomy, enabling these regions to decide themselves how best to use their resources according to local needs. 

Reform is delighted to hold this event with Rt Hon Mayor Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Laura Shoaf, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined authority to discuss the future trajectory of England’s most rapidly maturing combined authorities, the central government policies which will be needed to ensure their success, and the lessons for both major parties as devolution policy reaches an exciting new phase.  

You can watch the full event here: