24 January 2017
Over 200 members gathered at the top of City Hall to mark the official launch of ‘Manifesto for Growth: Post Brexit’, a flagship research piece produced by WPA and sister organisation CPA.
Members and guests were able to hear from a great line up of speakers. Stewart Jackson MP, PPS to David Davis, Minister of State for Exiting the EU who spoke could not have been better timed, as the event landed on the same day as the momentous vote in the Supreme Court. Stewart directly confronted this issue and proclaimed he thought it was the right vote, as parliamentary sovereignty was a key factor to voting to leave the EU. The MP also fielded questions from the audience so members were able to directly inquire about the Government’s Brexit strategy.
View a copy of Manifesto for Growth: Post Brexit
In addition to Stewart Jackson MP guests speakers also included Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills Jules Pipe CBE and Professor Tony Travers, Director at LSE London and Chair of the London Finance commission. WPA Chairman, James Cooksey and CPA President, Mark Ridley also spoke to members.
Pertinent issues such as reconciliation between both sides of the referendum and greater cohesion between London and the regions was discussed. Both Associations particularly welcome this approach, as a key ask of the manifesto clearly states we would like to see better interaction with the regions and acknowledge that with London’s great economic ability the property industry, London and the UK can drive inclusive economic growth. The launch was covered in the press by Property-Week, which included an analysis piece and article, as well as the Evening Standard.
To view a selection of photos from the event please click here.