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Ed Cox

Director, IPPR North Cox Ed Ed has led IPPR North, IPPR's dedicated thinktank for the north of England, since 2009. He was Deputy Chair of the Northern Economic Futures Commission, which set out the …

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Ed Cox to leave IPPR North

Having been Director of IPPR North for eight and a half years, it is time to move on. I’m very proud of what we have achieved at IPPR North over these years. When we published Northern …

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The democratic dimensions of the Suffragettes' victory

Last week’s centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act was an opportune moment to celebrate the achievements of the Suffragette women who put lives and livelihoods on the line to secure a …

Blog post Expert comment Power & politics IPPR North

Is a Council of the North on the horizon?

Tomorrow, city leaders from across the North of England will gather to discuss ways to improve pan-northern collaboration. This is timely if not overdue. The prospect of Northern Ireland getting …

Blog post Expert comment Power & politics IPPR North

Northern mayors risk Brexit Babel

Last week the three Northern metro mayors, Andy Burnham, Ben Houchen and Steve Rotheram, held a first meeting with Brexit secretary David Davis. This meeting has been a long time coming. Back in July …

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

How May can deliver her energy bills pledge

In just a few weeks’ time, the Prime Minister looks set to use her speech to Conservative party conference to recommit to delivering on her pledge to make peoples’ energy cost less. What’s more, …

Blog post Expert comment Devolution & local leadership Economy Public services IPPR North

Now is the time to get behind a New North

The challenges and opportunities of the coming months and years will be huge; and it is by joining at a pan-Northern level we can shape at scale these forces, says IPPR North Director Ed Cox. …

Blog post Devolution & local leadership IPPR North

From election turmoil to city stability

Strong and stable Mayors offer an alternative to a weak and wobbly national government, says Ed Cox – and that's good for businesses. Once again, British politics has served up a soap opera. …

Blog post Expert comment Economy IPPR North