John Mills joined a Policy Exchange panel discussion at this year's Labour Party Conference to discuss how to tackle geographic disparities and regenerate struggling towns and regions.
The panel explored whether regional investment can address five interlinked challenges:
Watch the discussion below:
Other speakers included:
David Goodhart, Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration.
Andrew Jones, Cities Programme Leader at AECOM.
Jim McMahon MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.