What hope for us? Recovering confidence in the North

Joint Public Issues Team (Yorkshire) Conference

Saturday 4th March 2017
9.30am - 1.30pm

Banquet Hall, Leeds Civic Hall, LS1 1UR

Speakers include:
  • Ed Cox (Director, IPPR North)
  • Prof Caroline Hughes (Head of Peace Studies, Bradford University)
  • Ryan Powell (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield)
with a response from Rachel Lampard (Vice-President of the Methodist Church).

The event will be chaired by Rt Hon John Battle, formerly MP for Leeds West and will include the launch of the Joint Public Issues Team for churches across the Yorkshire region.


09:30 Tea/Coffee
09:50 Welcome by JPIT (Yorkshire) Chair, Rt Hon John Battle
10:00 Ryan Powell - Reconnecting Left-behind Communities
10:20 Prof Caroline Hughes - Programme for a Peaceful City
10:40 Round table discussion
11:40 Ed Cox - Northern Powerhouse: Hope for the Regional Economy
12:00 Response from Rachel Lampard (Vice President Methodist Church)
12:30 Thanks from John Battle, Chair and a formal launch for JPIT (Yorkshire)
12:45 Lunch through to 1:30pm

For more information or to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.