Samantha McClary
Estates Gazette
07 April 2015

Mishcon de Reya and Capital & Regional host Pre-Election Q&A with Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis MP

On 25 March, Mishcon de Reya and Capital & Regional hosted the second of two pre-election Q&As on planning for the future of our town centres and high streets, chaired by Estates Gazette Deputy Editor, Samantha McClary. Our Guest of Honour was Brandon Lewis MP, Housing and Planning Minister who discussed Conservative planning policy with our guests. Just days before parliament was dissolved and the countdown to the 7 May general election began officially, housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis took part in the second of Capital & Regional’s and Mishcon de Reya’s political debates to outline the Conservatives’ view on building and expanding the UK’s towns and cities.

The event was originally planned as an evening debate for an audience of over 100 guests but, thwarted at the last moment by a three line whip in the house, it was rescheduled a small breakfast roundtable the following morning.

Susan Freeman, Partner in Mishcon's Real Estate department, commented:

"Many thanks to the Minister for altering his arrangements to accommodate the last minute change of plan and apologies to all the guests we were not able to include at such short notice."

Please click here to read the full Estates Gazette analysis 'Feel the power of the nudge'

Please click here to view photos from the event.

Please see last week's Estates Gazette for an analysis of the first of our pre-election events at which Samantha McClary and our guests questioned Shadow Labour Minister, Roberta Blackman-Woods.