Work Matters 2022 with Ian Blackford MP

Wednesday 23 November 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


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All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Event Details

Join the Work Foundation for an exclusive interview with Ian Blackford MP (Westminster Leader, Scottish National Party).

With the Bank of England forecasting a recession, workers being hit by the biggest fall in real terms pay on record and the UK’s tight labour market beginning to show signs of softening, the Work Foundation will be hosting a series of Work Matters 2022 discussions with leaders from across the political spectrum to discuss the key issues facing workers, employers, communities and the labour market.

Join the Work Foundation for an exclusive interview with Ian Blackford MP (Westminster Leader, Scottish National Party) with Ben Harrison (Director, Work Foundation) to hear his views on how the UK and Scottish Governments' can support people most in need and build towards a fairer and more dynamic economy in the future.

About Ian Blackford MP

Ian was first elected at the 2015 election and returned to parliament once again in the snap election of 2017 with a majority of over 5,000 votes.

Upon his re-election he was installed by his SNP colleagues as their Westminster parliamentary leader. Ian now leads the SNP groups efforts in navigating the complications and uncertainties of Brexit. His stated aim throughout this time is to protect the interests of the people of Scotland.

He has a proven record of speaking up for this constituency as well as on Scottish, UK and international issues, being especially noted as SNP Pensions spokesman vociferously pursuing the Government in seeking justice for the WASPI women.

Born and brought up in Edinburgh, Ian’s first job on leaving High School was working as a teller behind the counter in a Bank of Scotland Branch. From this start he moved to London to pursue a career in finance, gaining the skills and expertise necessary to work his way ‘up the ladder’, eventually leading Deutsche Bank operations in the Netherlands and Scotland.

A lifelong advocate of Scottish independence and a fairer society, he and his wife Ann moved to Skye in 2004 when they were able to purchase a croft which had historic links to her family and where they both tend a range of livestock.

Registration is required and you be sent the Zoom Link 48 hours before the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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