Leading figures who play a central role in the national property debate spoke at Redwood Political Briefings in November. Two informative and entertaining late November breakfasts featured the Conservative’s Richard Blakeway (Deputy Mayor of London for Housing, Land and Property) and Labour’s Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Shadow Planning Minister).

Both spoke candidly about the current challenges facing the property industry and the ongoing efforts to address them in advance of the fast-approaching May 2015 General Election. Topics included the delivery of new homes, the rise of the purpose-built rented sector, the potential ‘Mansion Tax’ and the content of the recent Lyons Housing Review, among other things. The speakers’ introductory comments were followed by lively discussion with attendees, under the Chatham House Rule.

Previous Redwood briefings have included a range of leading names in the property industry, including Peter Wynne Rees (as the City of London Corporation’s chief planning officer) and Jack Dromey MP (as Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister) and we will keep you informed about those taking place next year.