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Creating healthy cities- Labour Party Fringe Event

Panel at 2021 fringe with chair Cllr Merry
September 27, 2022 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Room 4A, ACC Liverpool (inside the secure zone)
The UK’s cities are increasingly unhealthy. Air pollution kills tens of thousands of people each year, with 40 UK towns or cities exceeding World Health Organisation air pollution limits. If you live in a city you are more likely to be depressed, lonely and obese. Meanwhile, an ageing population presents enormous challenges for health and social care provision.

In 2022, Key Cities, a network for 25 cities based across the country, launched a new report on The Healthy City, which set out a new vision for cities in 2050 to be based on a ‘health first principle’ that makes the case for cities to increase their support and promotion of mental, physical and social health through a number of policies and reform at both the local and national level.

This panel debate will discuss how policy must move fast to create healthy cities and what role national and local government has to play alongside the value that community and third sector groups can provide.


Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Co-chair of Key Cities APPG

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader, Bradford City Council

Dan Norris, West of England Metro Mayor


 Cllr John Merry, Chair of Key Cities Group and Deputy City Mayor, Salford City Council





photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey MPRebecca Long-Bailey MPCo-Chair, Key Cities APPG
photo of Cllr John Merry CBECllr John Merry CBEDeputy City Mayor of Salford and Chair of Key Cities
photo of Cllr Susan HinchcliffeCllr Susan Hinchcliffe Leader, Bradford City Council
photo of Dan NorrisDan NorrisMayor of the West of England

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