Parliament Street’s Steven George-Hilley hails ‘successful year’ for think tank

Director Steven George-Hilley speaks out following a hugely successful US election event in central London attended by over 350 Parliament Street members, activists and MPs from across the UK and beyond

by the commentator on 18 November 2016 08:09


Parliament Street, one of the UK’s leading political think tanks has hailed a ‘successful year’ following the organisation’s US election party in central London. The all-night event at Haymarket Sportsbar was attended by over 350 members including several leading MPs and polling experts.

Steven George-Hilley, director at Parliament Street said, “This was a big night for us, and thanks to the strong leadership and vision of our founder and CEO we delivered a brilliant event that was recognised for its size and scale.”

George-Hilley continued, “Parliament Street is continually recognised for its inclusive nature and we are seeking to rapidly expand our membership base with a series of major events in the lead up to Christmas and across 2017.

Since its launch in 2012, the organisation has earned the respect and support of many political activists both inside the Conservative Party and within other organisations. The group is noted for its issues-based policy discussions which are designed to debate and develop ideas around key policies as opposed to the traditional political point scoring.

The US election event also attracted a range of major broadcast media including International Business Times, the Press Association and a variety of other global news outlets. The Parliament Street event was given special recognition in the newspaper The Evening Standard.

The news comes ahead of Parliament Street’s Q4 calendar of events, including a major debate on London’s housing crisis. The discussion at BPP Law School on November 24th will examine London's housing shortage as one of the biggest issues facing our government, exploring innovative new ways to tackle it.

Guest speakers include Owen Meredith of the Tory Reform Group and Tom Copley, Member of the London Assembly and Deputy Chairman of the Housing Committee at City Hall.

Another major event coming up is the Parliament Street 3rd Annual Lecture on November 28th in central London. Professor Tim Bale author of "The Conservative Party: From Thatcher to Cameron'" and "Five Year Mission: The Labour Party Under Ed Miliband" will be delivering our third anniversary lecture and will talking about where David Cameron ranks amongst post-war Prime Ministers.

The event promises to be a fascinating lecture from a leading academic who has great insight into the inner workings of both the Conservative and Labour Parties.

In a special feature entitled Londoners celebrate across the capital on US Presidential election night, Parliament Street director Steven George-Hilley.

The organisation has also prepared a detailed programme of events for the calendar year of 2017 including a focus on the role of technology in public services. 

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