Young Fabians in Birmingham
On 7th April, Young Fabian and Fabian Society members gathered at Aston Univeristy, in Birmingham to discuss devolution and it's potential impact.
The event was chaired by Luke John Davies and panel speakers included: Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, Cllr Claire Spencer, member of the Birmingham City Council, and Vicky Fowler former Labour PPC for Nuneaton.
The discussion focused on the new West Midlands Combined Authority, which launched at the beginning of April 2016, following Manchester as part of George Osbourne's plan to bring devolution to the core cities of England. Combining the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Solihull the new combined authority is seeking to prime the pump of the 'Midland's Engine' .
You can listen to the event here
The Young Fabians will be hosting more events in the regions in the coming weeks and months.