Sarah Longlands

  • Let's get serious about decent pay

    22 May 2019

    If we are serious about building a resilient northern economy then we need to start with the people who live and work here, says Sarah Longlands

  • The real task ahead after deal or no-deal is to reconcile the bitter divisions

    30 January 2019

    If we are to overcome the divisive nature of Brexit, we must let people into the decision-making process - and devolution provides an ideal test bed for new democratic innovation, says Sarah Longlands.

  • The finite capacity of civil society

    13 November 2018

    How much capacity has civil society got to absorb the increased demands on its financial and human resources, asks Sarah Longlands

  • The North finds its voice

    19 September 2018

    On 6 September I attended the first Convention of the North in Newcastle. This was an historic gathering of political, civic and business leaders from across the North, in the Baltic Galleries on the banks of the Tyne and a fitting venue in which to forge a new spirit of collaboration.

  • Where next for the Northern Powerhouse?

    24 July 2018

    The current Northern Powerhouse debate is based on a very conventional model of economic growth. Sarah Longlands believes the North can carve out a more progressive economic trajectory.