Policymaking in opposition is not about replicating what occurs in government, but an intrinsic part of getting elected in the first place. Throughout opposition ‘policy’ will be as much about how and on what issues a party challenges the government, as it is a chance to think long and hard about the major issues facing the country. How can oppositions balance resources, what kinds of policymaking produce what results, and what other aspects of being a prospective new government need to be considered during opposition? Our panel will consider these questions, informed by ongoing Institute for Government research in this area.
Andy Burnham MP Shadow health secretary
Stewart Wood Shadow minister without portfolio
James Purnell Chair, IPPR
Catherine Haddon Research fellow, Institute for Government
Tessa Jowell MP (chair)
The event will take place at Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN on Monday 1 October, at 6pm. The venue is located just over the road from the secure zone, opposite the Midland Hotel.
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