Wednesday 11 May 2022 – 10:00

At the 2019 general election, the Conservative Party won votes in many places that had not traditionally voted Tory – with the promise to ‘level up’ the UK seen as a key factor.

A recent white paper finally set out the government’s plan to turn the levelling up slogan into reality, including 12 missions to be achieved by 2030. But with the general election due in no more than two years, will the government be able to demonstrate sufficient levelling up progress before voters return to the polls? Has it set its expectations too high? What do voters want to see from levelling up?

This event, held in the week after the local elections, will ask what the public expects of levelling up and whether and how the government can deliver against public expectations before April 2024.

On our panel to discuss these issues will be:

  • Kelly Beaver, Chief Executive of Ipsos, UK & Ireland
  • Alex Norris, Shadow Minister for Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Giles Wilkes, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government
  • Final speaker to be confirmed

The event will be chaired by Thomas Pope, Deputy Chief Economist at the Institute for Government.


We would like to thank Lloyds Banking Group for supporting this event.

Lloyds Banking Group

Wednesday 11 May 2022 – 11:00
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – 10:00

Original source – The Institute for Government

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