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Rt Hon Caroline Flint

Caroline Flint is the Chair of the Institute for Prosperity's Advisory Board. 

Caroline is a well-known figure in politics and the media, having been in the frontline of British politics for 22 years, six as a Government Minister, five as Shadow Secretary of State. She was the first woman MP for Don Valley (1997 – 2019).

As a member of the Public Accounts Committee from 2015-2019, Caroline led inquiries on energy and infrastructure projects, major suppliers’ contracts after the Carillion collapse, housing policy and tax transparency. A Senior Parliamentarian, she served on the Intelligence and Security Committee from 2017-19.

Caroline has been a passionate advocate for rebalancing the UK economy, and for investment in the North, having served as Chair of the Northern Powerhouse All-Party Parliamentary Group. Her policy contributions have included recommendations that the UK adopts a “muscular economic nationalism”; using the transition to a low carbon economy to rebuild UK manufacturing and domestic supply chains; and policies to upskill the UK workforce to make it more economically self-sufficient.

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“To increase prosperity, growth and equality by putting a more successful economic future at the heart of British political discourse.”