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Council chiefs go head-to-head

For the first time ever, the leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Stephen Parnaby, and the leader of Hull City Council, Stephen Brady, will debate with each other as part of The Business Day at Bridlington Spa on Friday June 8th. The leaders’ debate will be chaired by  former Hull MP Labour Cabinet Minister Alan Johnson.

650 business leaders from across the region will also hear from headline speaker Joanna Lumley, social entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn and Yorkshire cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott.  The debate will be chaired by Alan Johnson, with business leaders given the opportunity to ask questions of both Leaders.

Councillor Parnaby said: “I’m looking forward to the debate, the first of its kind. I’m sure it will show the close personal relationship we both have.

“It’s important that East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull City Councils work with each other. Hull is our city and the biggest generator of economic growth in Hull and the East Riding. A lot of East Riding residents and business people work in the city and a lot of Hull people either work in the East Riding or visit regularly. Working together is integral to the success of the East Riding and Hull.”