John Denham
director, Southern Policy Centre; visiting professor and director, Centre for English Identity and Politics, University of Southampton; former Labour Party MP, Southampton Itchen

John Denham is a founding member and director of the Southern Policy Centre. The SPC is the only independent think-tank and policy forum for central southern England and has undertake work on devolution, local government, poverty, rural futures, housing, higher education and young people’s issues.

He is also a visiting professor at the University of Southampton where he is Director of the Centre for English Identity and Politics.

As Labour MP for Southampton Itchen (1992–2015), he held several ministerial offices in the 1997–2010 government and was a chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. He served in the Cabinet from 2007 to 2010 including a period as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

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Saturday 2 November, 14:00 Frobisher 1-3
How do we bridge the North-South divide?