Conservative Party Conference Fringe

05/10/2015 - 06/10/2015

Conservative Party Conference Fringe Events 2015

The Centre for Policy Studies will hold four events at the Conservative Party Conference. All events are outside the secure zone so a pass is not required.

Where Next for the Northern Powerhouse?

Monday 5 October at 12.45 at Manchester Central Library


James Wharton MP, Minister for Local Growth & Northern Powerhouse

Professor Paul Cheshire, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography

Dave Swindle, Group Executive Vice President AECOM

Chair: Keith Boyfield, CPS Research Fellow and Author

Sponsored by AECOM


Britain’s Got Competitiveness/Making the UK the world’s most competitive economy

Monday 5 October at 18.00 at Manchester Town Hall



Harriett Baldwin MP, Economic Secretary, (Minister for the City of London) HM Treasury

Mark Boleat, Chairman of the Policy & Resources Committee, City of London 

Roger Bootle, Executive Chairman, Capital Economics

James Forsyth, Political Editor, The Spectator

Chair: Tim Knox, Director, CPS 

Sponsored by City of London


Do you have superfast broadband yet – is a broken market hurting Britain’s connectivity?

Tuesday 6 October at 12.45 at Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP  



Jesse Norman MP, Chair Culture,Media & Sport Committee

Sarah Lee, Head of Policy, Countryside Alliance

Paul Morris, Head of Government Affairs, Vodafone Ltd

Matt Warman MP, Co-Chair APPG for Broadband and Digital Connectivity

Chair Tim Knox, Director, CPS

Sponsored by Vodafone Ltd


New Foundations for a coherent energy policy

Tuesday 6 October at 18.00 hrs at Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP



Andrea Leadsom MP, Minister of State, Dept of Energy & Climate Change

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UKOOG

Tony Lodge, CPS Research Fellow and Author

Dan Lewis, Senior Adviser Energy Policy, Institute of Directors

Chair: Tim Knox, Director, CPS 

Sponsored by Lord Vinson of Roddam Dene