You are cordially invited to our next ConservativeHome Live event, organized in partnership with the Country Land and Business Associationexploring the subject:
Join us for free, via Zoom, from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 to hear from a panel of experts including:
- Julian Sturdy MPChairman of APPG for Rural Business and Rural Powerhouse
- Selaine Saxby, MPMP for North Devon
- jonathan robertDirector of External Affairs, CLA
- Paul BonmanConservativeHome Editor-in-Chief (Chair)
A recent report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Power found that the rural economy is 18% less productive than the national average – it is estimated that if this gap were to be reduced it could add up to £43billion to the UK United economy. What are the current limits to rural productivity and growth, and how can they be overcome? What are the opportunities that could arise from upgrading rural areas?
Finding an effective answer to these economic questions is also a political challenge – a recent poll found that Labor and the Conservatives are now neck and neck among rural voters.
register here to ask your questions to our panel and to debate how best Conservatives deliver prosperity and opportunity in the countryside.