TRP annual lecture with Clive Betts MP

Last month Clive Betts MP, one of TRP’s associate members, gave the department’s annual lecture. His talk, titled ‘Political and Personal Reflections on Planning and Housing Policy in the UK and Sheffield’ was recorded on 19 June 2015, and is available to watch below.

Clive Betts began his political career in 1973 and in 1976 was elected as a member of Sheffield City Council. He became Leader of the Council in 1987, having served on the Housing and Finance committees for several years. He remained on the Council until his election as Member of Parliament for Sheffield Attercliffe in 1992. Clive was appointed a Government Whip in 1997 and held the post until 2001. In June 2010 he was elected as Chair of the Department for Communities and Local Government Select Committee.

Since becoming a Member of Parliament, Clive has been a key member on several Select Committees (Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government). His political interests include economic policy, local and regional government and housing.