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Bright Blue’s The centre-right case for social housing half-day conference provides an opportunity for politicians and thought leaders, as well as experts, academics and sector representatives, to discuss centre-right attitudes towards social housing.

08:30am – 09:00am Registration

09:00am – 10:00am  Keynote speech by The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister for Housing, on A centre-right vision for social housing

10.00am – 10:15am Coffee break

10:15am – 11:30am Building better homes – providing social housing that the public deserve

  • Shaun Bailey MP, Member, Work and Pensions Select Committee
  • Sunand Prasad, Architect, Penoyre & Prasad LLP
  • Lucy Grove, Director of Strategic Communications, National Housing Federation
  • Polly Neate, Chief Executive, Shelter
  • Chantelle Welsh, Shelter supporter
  • Alexandra Jezeph, Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue (Chair)

11:30am – 11:45am Coffee break

11.45am – 13:00pm Financing more social housing

  • Lord Barwell, Former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister
  • Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman, Local Government Association
  • Chris Wood, Assistant Director of Research, Policy and Public Affairs, Shelter
  • Diane Banks, Non-Executive Director, Bright Blue (Chair)

Venue: This will be a hybrid event. Some guests will participate in the event virtually. Some will attend in-person at The Broadway House, Tothill St, Westminster, London SW1H 9NQ. We will be in touch with registered attendees about in-person tickets in early September.

Social distancing measures will be applied at the conference.

RSVP: This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Please RSVP here.


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