The Shirley Williams Lectures

Ed Davey - Post COVID economy

January 28, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A trained economist, Ed wrote the first Lib Dem policy on a universal basic income when he was Paddy Ashdown’s Economics Adviser. An MP for 20 years, he now leads the Liberal Democrats.

Ed was the first party leader to call for a public inquiry into the Government’s handling of Covid, and for an extension to the Brexit deadline.

During his time as Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Ed led on renewable energy, creating hundreds of thousands of green jobs and now places tackling climate change at the heart of his green recovery plan, which includes £150bn of investment in the green economy and calls for the UK to use at least 80% renewable energy by 2030.


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